TWIG meets at The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Avenue, Third Floor, Nashville, TN from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on the first Friday of every month for the TWIG Monthly Meeting! The newsletter will always have the most updated information if this changes.
There is no need to register. Just come! TWIG provides coffee and tea — please bring your own mug to help us stay green!
Newly interested people who are not members may attend two meetings at no charge,and thereafter will be assessed a $5 meeting fee per meeting. Annual TWIG member dues cover one year from the day of joining.
Do you want to make an announcement at a monthly meeting?
In the interest of time and out of respect for our monthly speaker, we do limit the amount of announcements at our monthly meetings. Our policy is as follows.
Sponsors can request the time to make an announcement one week in advance. These will be included at the conclusion of the TWIG announcements.
Members can send announcements to [email protected] to be included on our website, either via the Community News page or Events Calendar.
Please feel free to use the networking time before the monthly speaker begins to speak to other members and guests about your news. We also welcome posting in our LinkedIn group or our other social media channels.
For all future TWIG meetings, please print and leave a parking pass on your dash to avoid being ticketed when parking in Lot R Northwest. In the event that you forget your pass, park in Lot R South. A limited amount of extra printed passes will be available at each meeting. If you receive a ticket, contact us at [email protected] with the parking ticket information and your license plate for assistance with waiving the fee.
The story begins at a sustainability conference at Lipscomb University where Tiffany Wilmot and Laurel Creech were appointed speakers. After each spoke, as they were perusing the roster of speakers, they noticed it was comprised of about 89% men and 11% women. And the 11% were about five female speakers! As the conference wrapped up, the five ladies got together and immediately combined their address books of all of their women acquaintances and friends that cared about sustainability. Invitations were sent to a breakfast gathering at Whole Foods Market in Green Hills on a spring day in 2008. Imagine the excitement when over 100 ladies showed up! And what they thought might just be a few gatherings ended up being what you see today at TWiG.
The first group name agreed upon was Green Angels. After feeling some other undertones associated with the name, it was changed to Tennessee Women in Green (TWIG). And when the name changed to TWIG, a lot of thought was put into the imagery around it. The logo shows Laurel’s vision from her childhood in Costa Rica. The large, beautiful trees that fed off each other, were connected to each other, and obtained nutrients from the soil for sharing – that was the vision she saw for TWIG. And obviously the name and logo have stuck!
From humble beginnings at Whole Foods Market to adventures at other meeting places, we are here today. TWIG is growing in membership and leadership, and becoming a strong organization, thanks to many volunteers and leaders that have made it that way. TWIG is proud to host local and national speakers, organize networking social events, and provide a great way to meet and with others who are committed to environmental sustainability.
TWIG hopes to continue to empower, inspire, and connect through our partnerships with other organizations and our scholarship opportunities for members!
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