This is the State of Sustainability. A podcast that highlights sustainability initiatives throughout the state and develops an informal conversation about environmental stewardship that the average person can understand and replicate.
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Nobody Trashes Tennessee
Episode 46: This month is No Trash November! Nobody Trashes Tennessee is a campaign put on by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to bring awareness to litter prevention through community based programming. We are joined by Mike McClanahan, the Transportation Manager for TDOT's Beautification Office. He highlights all of the great resources and initiatives that the we have in Tennessee to combat litter and keep our beautiful state clean.
Nobody Trashes Tennessee YouTube Channel
Keep Tennessee Beautiful
Episode 45: This month we get the pleasure of sitting down with Missy Marshall, the Executive Director of Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). KTnB's mission is to educate and inspire Tennesseans to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. They are celebrating 40 years as an organization at the end of this month. Listen in to hear about the history of KTnB, the change they are making, and what is planned for the future!
EVs in Tennessee
Episode 44: This month we are talking about the ever changing electric vehicle landscape in Tennessee. There are currently three separate automotive manufacturers that are producing electric vehicles in TN, with another to begin in 2025. Mark Finlay, from TDEC's Office of Energy Programs, joins us to highlight the status of electric vehicles and some eye opening metrics that you will want to hear. The Ranger Report covers Montgomery Bell State Park and we are joined by Park Ranger Destiny Adcox.
Here are some helpful resources below that were mentioned:
IRS Guidance for Clean Vehicle Tax Credit
Tennessee State Parks EV charger info page
U.S. DOE Alternative Fuel Data Center EV page
(includes lots of info on EV and charging basics, as well as cost
U.S. DOE Alternative Fuel Station Locator
Fast Charge TN Network Program
State of TN NEVI page (aka TEVI)
Earth Month Recap
Episode 43: As you all should know, we like to call April "Earth Month" since it houses our favorite holiday: Earth Day. Not only that, but it is the start of true spring weather and a busy time of our office. We set up booths at festivals and conferences to highlight the sustainability programming and resources that we offer to Tennesseans. This episode is a casual chat about the history of Earth Day and all of the events that take place throughout April. No Ranger Report.
Raising Sustainable Kids
Episode 42: Sorry for the month break everyone! Ashley and Caleb both welcomed new babies during the month of March so we were unable to get an episode out. With that being said, we wanted to come back this month with some things that they have learned during pregnancy and the early newborn stage. It can sometimes be hard to be sustainable with a new baby, but this episode gives some good tips and tricks to try to be the most sustainable parents you can be. No Ranger Report this month.
The Conservation Kid
Episode 41: This month we get to catch up with Cash Daniels, a 13-year old river conservationist. He is better known as the Conservation Kid. Cash tells us about his passion for sustainability, where it came from, and how he is making a difference. He is one of our heroes and really embodies the fact that even though kids are a small part of the population, they are 100% of the future.
Make sure to check out his book, One Small Piece.
The Cleanup Kids
Informative and Real
This podcast dives into sustainable issues, projects, and organizations and give tips and tricks on how to live a more environmentally friendly life. The Ranger Report is a great touch and allows the park rangers to tell their story.
Informative but real and sometimes funny. Really like the Ranger Reports!!!
This podcast is so informative! It really has helped me become more sustainable in my day to day life.