Celebrate Earth Day in Nashville, TN with #BuyLocalBuyGreenNASH

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We’re challenging you to buy locally and sustainably in Nashville for one week. | Graphic by 6AM City

You know we’re all about supporting our local businesses in Nashville, which is why we’re excited for Earth Day next Fri., April 22. 🌎

This year’s Earth Day initiative is centered around investing in our planet — and there are lots of ways buying locally supports sustainability. To promote this goal within our community, we are introducing you to our #BuyLocalBuyGreenNASH campaign.

To celebrate the global initiative, we are challenging youand ourselves — to only shop locally for one week. Or, at least try to swap out a few basic purchases with local options.

What would this look like? Think: Starting your morning with a trip to Tempo for coffee + breakfast tacos, stopping by the East Nashville Farmers Market for local produce, or perusing spring fashion at ThriftSmart.

We want to follow along with your journey, as well as share ours with you. To do so, we are asking you to share photos of your local purchases, shopping sprees, or other Earth Day activities on social media using the hashtag #BuyLocalBuyGreenNASH. Throughout the week, we will spotlight what our community is up to in our newsletters + social feeds.

Don’t have social media but want to participate? Send us your photos via email.

Need some inspiration? Here are some local, sustainable recommendations to switch up your weekly routine.

We don’t know about you, but we’ll be starting our days with a local caffeine boost. Editor Dylan plans to pick up Barista Parlor’s spring Bloom blend + sit outside and enjoy the warm weather.

Editor Skylar just cleaned out her closet for spring, and can’t wait to pop into Music City Thrift to check out gently-used items.

Fridge running low? Head out to the new Porter Road Grocery (703 Porter Rd.) to grab some local food staples, or Richland Park Farmers Market to pick up items from 60+ vendors, including Radical Rabbit, Mama Yang & Daughter, and Nicoletto’s Pasta Co.

If you opt to dine out, we hear the bucatini dish from Lauter (made with noodles from Mr. Aaron’s Goods) or new spring dishes from Margot Cafe & Bar are a must.

Whatever you choose, remember to share your stories + tag #BuyLocalBuyGreenNASH for a chance to be featured.

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