Conservation & Sustainability

Seventeen attendees were present at the 1st quarterly Conservation and Stewardship sub-committee meeting on January 22, 2019 at OddStory Brewing Company in downtown Chattanooga. Companies represented include The Trust for Public Land, UTC IGTLab, TN Aquarium, REI, The Land Trust for TN, TVA, Southeast Conservation Corps, Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc., SheVentures, TN River Gorge Trust, Reflection Riding, TN Clean Water Network, Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga, Wild Trails, Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance Clean Water Network. After discussing the Vision Board from the December Outdoor Initiatives event, we moved to brainstorming ideas to bring to life the community’s vision. As a committee, our goal is to find actionable items and projects to complete within 9 months to make Chattanooga more Conservation friendly and keep Stewardship at the forefront of peoples minds as Chattanooga continues to grow. As we learn more about the community’s needs, the committee will formulate a plan for action. If you would like to join the sub-committee, please reach out to the leaders and/or join our next meeting April 23 rd at 2pm at Barley Chattanooga!

Education

Ten attendees were present at the 1st quarterly Education sub-committee meeting on January 22, 2019 at Tap House in St. Elmo. Companies represented include Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga, High Point Climbing and Fitness, Lookout Mountain Conservancy, Lula Lake Land Trust, Outdoor Chattanooga, REI, and UTC. After discussing the Vision Board from the December 2019 Outdoor Initiatives event, we moved to brainstorming ideas to bring to life the community’s vision. As a committee, our goal is to pool our resources to assist Calvin Donaldson Elementary’s master plan to add to their environmental sciences program. As we learn more about their needs, the committee will formulate a plan to “Train the Teacher” and/or provide necessary resources for the success of the school’s program. If you would like to join the Education sub-committee, please reach out to the leaders and/or join our next meeting April 23rd at 2pm at Heaven & Ale Brewery!

Health & Wellbeing

Seven attendees were present at the 1st quarterly Health & Wellbeing sub-committee meeting on January 22, 2019 at Heaven & Ale Brewery off Cherokee Blvd. Companies represented include Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga, Erlanger, REI, Chattanooga Paddleboards, Touch of Therapy and City of Collegedale – Parks. We began by defining what Health and Wellbeing looks like in our community, to identify areas of greatest need and who we can reach out to. Ultimately, the group focused on creating a “Prescription Partners” program to work with physicians prescribing specific outdoor activities to their patients, recognizing a need for more comprehensive outdoor-related information and marketing to the public (e.g. a website), greater public exposure to outdoor activities (e.g. hands-on programming, expos/demos) and finally, looking beyond simply providing people with access, but also truly connecting with non-traditional demographics and cultures. If you would like to join the Health & Wellbeing sub-committee, please reach out to the leaders and/or join our next meeting April 23rd at 2pm at The Tap House in St. Elmo!

Quarterly Sub-Committee Events

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Jan

Education

Tap House – St. Elmo  @2pm

22

Jan

Health & Wellbeing

Heaven & Ale Brewery @2pm

22

Jan

Economic Development

Barley Chattanooga @2pm

22

Jan

Conservation & Stewardship

Oddstory Brewing Co. @ 2pm

23

April

Education

Heaven & Ale Brewery @2pm

23

April

Health & Wellbeing

Tap House St. Elmo @2pm

23

April

Economic Development

Oddstory Brewery Co. @2pm

23

April

Conservation & Stewardship

Barley Chattanooga @2pm

23

July

Education

Feed Co. @2pm

23

July

Health & Wellbeing

Barley Chattanooga @2pm

23

July

Economic Development

Heaven & Ale Brewery @2pm

23

July

Conservation & Stewardship

Tap house – St. Elmo @2pm

22

October

Education

Barley Chattanooga @2pm

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October

Health & Wellbeing

Oddstory Brewing Co @2pm

22

October

Economic Development

Tap House – St. Elmo @2pm

22

October

Conservation & Stewardship

Heaven & Ale Brewery @2pm

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