Inspired by Earth Day, we at the Scene have dedicated this week’s cover package to environmental issues. We’ve got a round-up of eco-friendly shops, services and nonprofits, as well as a look at responsible recycling. We also dive into disaster mitigation as it relates to climate change, look at an initiative designed to educate Nashvillians about environmental racism, and explore some of Middle Tennessee’s land trusts.
As much as 46 percent of what Nashvillians put in recycling bins is unusable. How can we all do better?
By Abby Lee Hood
Nine eco-friendly shops, services and nonprofits in Nashville
By D. Patrick Rodgers
The Environmental Justice Initiative seeks to educate Nashvillians about environmental racism
By Erica Ciccarone
How Nashville is preparing for increasingly common severe rain events
By Stephen Elliott
Conservation land trusts in the Midstate are preserving largely untouched wilderness
By J.R. Lind