April 2019 Meeting: Tennessee Environmental Council

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Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Speakers: Cynthia Hernandez and Valentin Le Besnerais from the Tennessee Environmental Council

Topic:  Sustainable Tennessee

The presentation will focus on sustainable solutions that can be easily incorporated into the lives of Tennessee residents including residential composting and recycling right. We will shed light on opportunities that will make a difference, making it easy and fun to do your part of acting locally and thinking globally.

Cynthia Hernandez: TN Tree Program Specialist.  Cynthia has a passion for sustainability and is dedicated to improving Tennessee’s environment. Cynthia works closely with the team to organize programs involving the Tennessee Tree Project, Watershed Support, and Sustainable Tennessee. Cynthia graduated from Vol State Community College in 2015 with a focus in Environmental Science. Her biggest achievement is the Level 2 certification of the Paris Powers Memorial Arboretum located at Vol State Community College with over 60 species of trees identified and labeled. She currently serves on the Metro Tree Advisory Committee and enjoys educating the public on sustainable solutions and engaging partners to improve communities and quality of life in Tennessee.

Valentin Le Besnerais:  Compost and Recycling Education Coordinator.  In 2016, Valentin earned a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. His expertise stems from the work he accomplished with the UT's Reycling Program. He is currently serving a year long internship with the Tennessee Environmental Council as an Americorp volunteer.   He is working on advancing his career working within the Council's Organics Management and Recycling Education & Outreach programs. He enjoys  educating Tennessee residents on correct composting and recycling habits to ensure as much waste is diverted from the landfill as possible!

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