Take Action!: Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet is a year-round series designed to educate and inspire East Tennesseans to help conserve natural resources and reduce their carbon footprint.

Ijams Take Action! 2021

Do Your Part and Take Action! with Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Take Action!: Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet 2021 features a YEAR of informative workshops, hands-on demonstrations, recycling events, volunteer programs, and more! Whether you do a lot or a little, this series will give you tips and techniques to live more sustainably.​

This year's series focuses on four main initiatives:

  • Mindfulness (how our decisions affect us directly)

  • Health (how our decisions connect to our bodies and home)

  • Natural World (how our decisions connect directly to the flora and fauna around us)

  • Community (how our decisions tie in to the broader community around us


Ijams Annual Seed Swap | March 14 | 11 am-2 pm

Celebrate spring at Ijams' annual seed swap and prepare to get your gardens growing. Bring extra seeds, plant cuttings, extra bulbs, etc., and swap with others. Learn More About the Ijams Seed Swap

Bringing Sustainability Home - A Discussion with David Bolt of Sustainable Future Center | March 16 | 6:30-7:30 pm


What is sustainability and how can you be better at it? Join a discussion with Sustainable Future Center Executive Director David Bolt, who will talk about sustainable choices that can be incorporated into daily life, from growing food, energy-efficient housing, and clean-fuel cars.  Sign Up Today

Help Creatures Great and Small: Wildlife Rehab Collection Event | March 1-31 | Daily Dropoff at Ijams

Each year, Ijams receives numerous calls about sick, injured, or orphaned animals in and around East Tennessee, and wildlife rehabilitators come to the rescue. Ijams is collecting donations to directly help rehabbers care for wildlife. Learn More and See Wish List