Sustainability

Solar panels at the Agricenter Roots Memphis Hoop House

Feature Story Highland Row is one of the many new mixed-use, high density developments to be built on or near the Highland Strip in the last few years. (Ziggy Mack)

High-rises on Highland are a test for Memphis 3.0


Feature Story The old Messick School graduated its last high school class in 1982. It's currently an administrative facility for Shelby County Schools, but community leaders hope it will soon be transformed into a mixed-use community hub. (Ziggy Mack)

The past and possibility of old Messick High


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Whether it's solar panels, urban gardens or bike lanes, Memphis is embracing the green movement. With an understanding that sustainability not only preserves resources (and money) but attracts talent and industry, numerous local philanthropic and commercial enterprises are hard at work developing green-minded ideas. Conservation efforts at Wold River, convenient recycling, and the expansion of park services are most certainly just the first wave.