Learning Green Lessons
Public Awareness
Status Strategy Summary Comments
Completed 5.1.1

Update the Sustainable Shelby website to include educational materials and inform citizens of ongoing projects in the Office of Sustainability.

Visit our website, "like" us on facebook, and "follow" us on twitter.

Completed 5.1.2

Raise awareness of sustainable practices by designating “Sustainability Month” and holding educational sessions for the public during that time.

Mayors Luttrell and Wharton declared April 2012, 2013, & 2014 to be Sustainability Month.  

Completed 5.1.3

Organize a bi-annual Mid-South Sustainability Summit that hosts nationally recognized speakers and a forum where information can be exchanged.

The first annual Memphis-Shelby County Sustainability Summit was held in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, TDEC's Energy Office, and Pathway Lending (a non-profit bank).  There were more than 200 attendees present for the two-day conference.  Read more here.

Completed 5.1.4

Begin a neighborhood outreach program, led by DPD's Neighborhood Planners, that would emphasize education and collaboration on the planning process with neighborhood associations and community based organizations.

This was developed as part of Mid-South Regional Greenprint through community outreach and Planning in Your Community Curriculum with the CD Council.  

Completed 5.1.5

Develop and offer sustainability educational programs and activities, particularly for children, at local libraries.

While these activities do not always take place in libraries, there are many non-profits hosting educational activities for children. For example:  Shelby Farms offers guided tours, and other youth learning activities, Memphis City Beautiful and Clean Memphis do programming in the schools, Wolf River Conservancy offers teaching resources including service projects, workshops, and webinars, and Bobby Lanier Farm Park offers an array of educational activities for children