• First Lady Crissy Haslam Hosts 6th Biennial First Lady’s Luncheon

    Thursday, October 01, 2015 | 3:40pm

    Private fundraising event benefits the Tennessee Executive Residence

    NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam today hosted the 6th biennial First Lady’s Luncheon to benefit the Tennessee Residence Foundation, which raises private funds for renovation and restoration projects of the Tennessee Executive Residence.

    More than 650 men and women from across the state today joined Governor and Mrs. Haslam for lunch on the lawn to support the final phase of the Tennessee Residence landscape project, focused on underplanting the property. Guests enjoyed touring the home and grounds, entertainment performed by musician and Nashville cast member Chip Esten, and remarks from keynote speaker Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living magazine.

    “This home has greatly benefited from the many Tennesseans who have invested in preserving the beauty, history, and stately traditions at the Tennessee Residence,” First Lady Haslam said. “Our state’s executive residence is among the most beautiful in the nation, and we can all take pride in this place that represents nearly 90 years of unique Tennessee history.”

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  • TDEC Promotes Sustainable Holiday Decorating

    Friday, December 12, 2014 | 9:10am

    NASHVILLE – The holiday season can be a time for increased waste and consumption of natural materials, and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is promoting sustainable decorating tips to help reduce the season’s environmental impact.

    The department is encouraging Tennesseans to purchase live trees and garland from local Tennessee Christmas Tree Growers, decorate with recycled or natural materials, such as popcorn and cranberries strung into garland, and string LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights, which use 90% less energy than traditional incandescent lights and can last up to 100,000 hours. Holiday lights should also be turned on for a small period of time each night to conserve energy. Lights on self-timers can be pre-programmed so that they are not mistakenly left on for the entire night.

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