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Montgomery Bell State Park 
1000 Hotel Avenue
Burns, TN 37029

615-797-3101 | 1-800-250-8613

Request Rate Code- #5935



For questions, please contact  Christina Treglia, TDEC Office of Sustainable Practices, by email at or by phone at 615-532-9271. 

Sustaining Tennessee  

Please note: SWANA Certified Professionals may earn up to five CEUs by attending this conference 


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kickoff Cookout

Thursday, September 27, 2012

6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Setup

7:30 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

TDEC's Vision

Commissioner Robert J. Martineau, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Keynote Address
Paul Carter, Director of Agronomy, Tennessee State Parks


Sustainability in Tennessee State Parks
Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sustainability Outlook in West Tennessee
Mayor Barrett Stevenson, City of Bolivar
Paula Flowers, West Tennessee Solar Farm
Dr. Karyl Buddington, TIGUrS Gardens, University of Memphis

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sustainability Outlook in Middle Tennessee
Dan Heller, Project Green Lab
John Black, Smyrna Airport
Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Montgomery County

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sustainability Outlook in East Tennessee
Ted Wampler Jr., Wampler’s Farm Sausage
Mayor James Talley, City of Ducktown
Sarah Dean, Mars Chocolate North America 

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Informal Networking with Exhibitors

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Partnership Unveiling Dinner
Deputy Commissioner Shari Meghreblian, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Friday, September 28, 2012

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Breakdown

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Rapid Fire Success Stories

“Planting Trees and Honoring Heroes”
Alan Sparkman, Tennessee Concrete Association

“Strata-G Sustainability Outreach”
Jeannette Widman, Strata G

“Increase in Allowable Process Rinse Water Conductivity:  A Sustainability Success Story”
Ted Wilkinson, Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division

"Pollution Prevention at Marvin"
Walker Harmer, Marvin Windows and Doors of Tennessee

"Sustainability at UTC Aerospace Systems"
Rick Koch, UTC Aerospace

"Recycling Pays Off at James H. Quillen VAMC"
Hillary Radford, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center

"Don't Rush to Flush-an In-depth Study of the Proper Disposal of Medications"
Ginger Reasonover, Lipscomb Academy

Moderator: Robin Heriges, TDEC Office of Sustainable Practices

11:00 a. m to 11:30 a.m.

Closing Comments

Robin Heriges, TDEC Office of Sustainable Practices 

11:30 a.m.

Adjourn, Boxed Lunch Provided