Earthfest, Earth Day and More

The first Earth Day was celebrated April 22, 1970. With a focus on the environment and environmental action, it is widely accepted to mark the beginning of the modern environmental movement and much of our major national environmental legislation followed soon thereafter: The Clean Air Act (1970), The Clean Water Act (1972) and the Endangered […]

Three Questions Answered and a Couple of Other Random Pieces of Information

One of the fun things about doing what I do is that people are always running into me and saying, “Hey, quick question . . .” It leads to some of my favorite conversations. Often the person asking the question about a random downtown topic knows more than I know, but they assume I have […]

Upcoming Events You Do Not Want to Miss

Sometimes a series of events in the city seem to warrant highlighting. With so many events happening, it’s easy for some very worthy endeavors to get lost in the shuffle. Whether fresh new ideas in a different part of downtown, or lifting good causes into the public consciousness, they deserve an extra word. With that […]

Open Streets and Long Table Dinner Tell a Knoxville Story

It’s one of those days in the city that goes a long way toward encapsulating who we are. There are events every day, of course, and all of them combined create a narrative that shows our values and interests. This one seemed to get at the heart of who we are – from cycling to […]