Inaugural Recycling and Sustainability Fundraiser takes place Aug. 5, 2017
“Reduce. Reuse. Repeat: a social function” Benefits Turnip Green Creative Reuse
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (July 21, 2017) – The inaugural “Reduce. Reuse. Repeat: a social function” fundraiser to benefit Turnip Green Creative Reuse’s (TGCR) education programs takes place on Aug. 5 at 945 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206.
During the 2016-17 school year, more than 8,000 children received education related to recycling, reusing, creativity and sustainability from TGCR. Through partnerships with Metro Schools, Nashville Public Libraries, Metro Beautification, Piedmont Natural Gas, and other non-profit organizaations, TGCR is able to offer education related to healthy habits about sustainability and recycling at a young age.
“Nashville will become a more sustainable and green city if we make sure our children understand the importance of reuse and recycling,” says Leah Sherry, executive director of Turnip Green Creative Reuse. “Early exposure to recycling and sustainability education encourages environmentally conscious decision-making. Our education programs are built with kids in mind and designed to be fun while fulfilling our mission of fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse.”
- Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm at Turnip Green Creative Reuse
- Event admission is complimentary, but donations are encouraged at the door
- Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a unique silent auction that focuses on local businesses, artists and makers
- Art in our Artist’s Gallery will also be on display and available for purchase
- Special VIP Reception for sponsors from 4:00-5:00 to network and enjoy a free glass of wine while getting a preview of the silent auction
- Event sponsors include: Piedmont Natural Gas, Franklin Synergy Bank, Look East, earthdog, Metro Beautification, Waste Management, and True Star Leadership
ABOUT TURNIP GREEN CREATIVE REUSE
Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) is a nonprofit organization that diverts usable material from our landfill for creative endeavors through innovative programming including workshops, a retail store, community education and a green art gallery featuring art made from reusable materials. TGCR has partnered with many Nashville –based organizations on sustainability/reuse programming and projects, including Artober, Pet Community Center, Nashville Public Library system, Metro Schools, ZeroLandfill, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Metro Arts Commission, WRLT’s Live on the Green, Earth Day, Now Playing Nashville, Southern Festival of Books, The Hermitage Fall Fest, University School, Untitled and Platetone Printmaking Cooperative. TGCR has four areas of service: a retail store, education/outreach, artist studios, and a gallery.