Free workshop looks at sustainable communities, clean energy

Tennessee local government leaders and residents can learn more about developing sustainable communities at a free workshop March 1 in Crossville.

The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service and the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council have partnered with the city of Crossville to develop a workshop on clean and renewable energy.

Local government sustainability coordinators from Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Chattanooga, Athens, Nashville and Franklin will talk about clean energy projects in their cities. University of Tennessee President Emeritus Dr. Joe Johnson will provide the keynote address.

The agenda includes presentations on Knoxville’s Solar America Communities Initiatives and Oak Ridge’s Climate Action Plan.

Also on the agenda are discussion of the Crossville truckstop electrification project and the state wide electric vehicle infrastructure plan developed by ECOtality.

Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by sending an e-mail to by Feb. 25.

For more information, call 931-484-5113.

Here’s the agenda.