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File #: RS2020-695    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: A Resolution in support of Metro Nashville Public Schools full implementation of sustainable practices throughout the school district.
Sponsors: Tonya Hancock, Thom Druffel, Bob Nash, Burkley Allen, Delishia Porterfield, Angie Henderson, Zulfat Suara, Emily Benedict
Attachments: 1. RS2020-695 AMDT
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A Resolution in support of Metro Nashville Public Schools full implementation of sustainable practices throughout the school district.
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WHEREAS, environmental stewardship is a priority for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County as evidenced through our parks, trails, waterways, open spaces, and other natural spaces, and Nashville's participation in the Global Covenant of Mayors; and

WHEREAS, children who develop a positive relationship with nature are more likely to become tomorrow's stewards of our natural heritage; children who have safe access to these public outdoor spaces are more resilient; and all children should feel welcome at all of Nashville and Davidson County's parks, pools, zoos, nature centers, trails, waterways, and other open spaces; and

WHEREAS, all communities that have access to nature experience educational, emotional, and physical benefits. Communities in disadvantaged areas receive even greater benefits from nature through improved health equity, lower rates of mortality and disease, and increased food security as families gain knowledge and ability to grow and preserve fresh food for themselves; and

WHEREAS, Metro Nashville Public Schools is confident that through these forward steps it can help the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County achieve its goals for our city to reach zero-waste, a reduced carbon footprint, and an increased tree canopy; and

WHEREAS, Metro Nashville Public Schools has the potential to make positive, tangible environmental change in Nashville and Davidson County by teaching students to be stewards of their local and global communities, the earth, and its resources; and

WHEREAS, Metro Nashville Public Schools has seen that when students experience a culture in their schools that is rich in sustainability, outdoor education, and social-emotional learning, they experience and benefit from dramatic academic improvement, are more confident, b...

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