The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee shares how they are working to create a world where people and nature can thrive by addressing the climate crisis.
Q: What is your organization’s mission?
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee: To conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Q: How are you and your organization working to improve the health and/or wellbeing of Nashvillians (or Middle-Tennessee)?
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee: Threats to nature and public health are intertwined—a collaborative approach is needed to achieve an equitable, sustainable future. Our organization is focused on cutting-edge solutions to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises. With our network of partners and supporters, we are working throughout Tennessee to protect biodiversity, address climate change and build healthier cities.
Q: If you could wave a magic wand and solve one public health issue right now, what would it be?
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee: Climate change. Our infrastructure, food, water systems, cities, supply chains, and economy are built on the assumption that the climate is stable.
Q: What are you most optimistic about right now when it comes to your organization and improving health?
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee: More than ever, people are becoming aware of how our health and well-being are connected to the planet. We are optimistic because we see a way forward if we utilize science, partnerships, scale and the sustained health of nature and people.
Q: How can people get involved/help your cause?
The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee: There are so many ways to make positive change for our planet. Learn about our local strategies and work. Donate to our efforts. Find out more, here: www.nature.org/tennessee
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