Feb. 6-12 – 2021 Compass Conference: The New Green Economy – Free

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The New Green Economy Compass Conference will enable people from organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley region to learn about and strategize around approaches to economic development that foster both sustainability and equitable employment. National, regional and local strategies will all be focused on. 

March 4, 11, 18, 25 – Sustainability Now Live Hangouts

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Coming attractions: March 4 Sustainability Through IT: A Double-Edged Sword - Featuring Tim Paganos, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of microshare.io; March 11 Building a Thriving Economy for People Within Our Planetary Boundaries - As seen on the Ellen McArthur Foundation's Circular Economy Show; March 18 Concrete Solutions to Climate Change - Featuring Chris Neidl of the Open Air Collective; March 25 Kiss the Ground - Featuring Q&A with Ryland Engelhart, Producer.

All Year – Mother Earth News Fair Online – $2.99/mo.

In 2021, participants from all over the world can take part in our newly established online learning program. At it’s core, MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR ONLINE features 24 courses on a wide range of topics with dozens of new courses in the works!

April 1, 8, 15 – Sustainability Now Live Hangouts

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Coming attractions: April 1 Financing the Regenaissance Followed by Q&A with Jonathan Cloud and Victoria Zelin, Co-Founders of Possible Planet; April 8 Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis with Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA; April 15 From Waste Stream to Circular Economy with Jay Potter, Co-Founder of ECOR.

June 4-6 – 36th Annual Gathering of The Cumberland Green River Bioregional Council – “CELEBRATION!” AKA Hip Fest

Montgomery Bell State Park - Group Camp 1 1020 Jackson Hill R, Burns, TN, United States

Please join a coalition of over 200 city and rural homesteaders in the bio-region of Cumberland River and Green River, The Cumberland Green River Bioregional Council (CGRBC), for an in-person 36th Annual Gathering "CELEBRATION!" AKA Hip Fest at the Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN during the weekend of June 4-5-6, 2021. As usual, the program includes a fire circle, drums, guitars, hiking in the woods, canoe/kayak safari, music, dance, and meditation. Please bring a friend!

Jan. 24-29 – 2022 Tennessee Local Food Summit – Virtual Sessions, Symposium, and Farm Tour

Hybrid online and in-person , United States

The 11th annual Tennessee Local Food Summit, held in partnership with The Nashville Food Project and other local food advocates, is slated for January 24-29, 2022. This year’s conference lays the groundwork for nuanced conversations about food production in the coming years. Experts are invited to talk about the state’s agricultural history as well as the food traditions carried on from its melting pot of ancestors. With the aid of social media, video, and in-person components, this year’s conference will be more accessible than ever to attendees.

Apr. 28 – KISS THE GROUND Film Screening and Panel Discussion with TN Local Food Summit

Montgomery Bell Academy 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN, United States

Join Tennessee Local Food Summit for a free film screening KISS THE GROUND on April 28 at 5:30pm in Nashville, TN. Panel of experts will discuss the film topics of regenerative agriculture contributing to balancing our climate, replenishing our vast water supplies, and feeding the world.

June 3-5 – 37th Annual Gathering of The Cumberland Green River Bioregional Council “CELEBRATING COMMUNITY”

Montgomery Bell State Park - Group Camp 1 1020 Jackson Hill R, Burns, TN, United States

Please join a coalition of over 200 city and rural homesteaders in the bio-region of Cumberland River and Green River, The Cumberland Green River Bioregional Council (CGRBC), for an in-person 37th Annual Gathering "CELEBRATING COMMUNITY" at the Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN during the weekend of June 3-4-5, 2022. As usual, the program includes a fire circle, drums, guitars, hiking in the woods, canoe/kayak safari, music, dance, and meditation. Please bring a friend!