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1 TOM TURNER PRESIDENT AND CEO NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP How Downtown Can Help Make Us More Active and Healthier!

2 Lets Get Moving!

3 Healthy Active Green

4 More Healthy Food Options Grocery Stores Featuring Organic Foods Nashville Farmers Market with Local Produce Restaurants with Healthier Menu Choices

5 Gourmet Dining from the Garden The Hermitage Hotels Capitol Grille features organic produce from their garden at Glen Leven Farm, a property of the Land Trust for Tennessee.

6 Downtown Rooftop Garden Multi generational organic rooftop garden by a downtown church with daycare program

7 Walk 100 Miles With the Mayor Encouraging citizens to improve their health by walking Nashvilles greenways and trails. 28 walks 2 to 10 miles in length Walk Locations: Metropolitan Nashville parks and greenways Bicentennial Mall Park Radnor Lake

8 Mayors 5K Challenge, 2011 and 2012 Over 5,000 participants in November, 2011 Repeat event scheduled for November, 2012

9 Downtown is a walkers paradise

10 Nashville Groove Easy-riding routes interconnect neighborhoods within 5 miles of the Downtown district. The Groove makes it possible for cyclists of all skill levels to comfortably bike to and from: Parks Schools Workplaces Attractions Business districts

11 Tour de Nash Event

12 Green Bikes Free bikes available at Metro Parks Community Centers and Greenways B-Cycle Fee-based system will consist of 200 bikes, designed for short trips Nashville Bike Share

13 Expanded Bike Share Coming Soon Fee-based, rd generation bikes at 20 urban area kiosks

14 Downtown Walking Tours

15 New Cumberland Park

16 Downtown Pedestrian Bridge

17 Walk to See Great Buildings and Historic Sites

18 Public Art Walking Tours

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20 Businesses Go for the Gold! Scorecard based on 100-point scale for workplace policies and practices related to the following: Being Healthy Being Active Being Green

21 Buildings with Gold LEED Certification

22 Multi-Tenant LEED Existing Building Green Initiatives of major law firm tenant: Eliminated 90% of plastic and disposables Changed to LED lighting and low flow toilets Pays for staffs public transportation; encourages bike riding

23 Building-Wide Recycling Success 100% recycling program since October ,240 cubic yards of material has been recycled Recycled material would fill 11 floors of the building floor to ceiling (9 ft ceilings)

24 Free Electronics Recycling Programs Six major office buildings have participated in free electronics recycling days sponsored by the Nashville Downtown Partnership and a local recycling firm Over 11,000 pounds of electronics have already been recycled through these events

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