The Caribbean and Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a week of celebratory events from April 26 – May 3.
Chattanooga Lookouts Community Partner Night at AT&T Stadium April 26, kicks off this week-long celebration. Be there to witness firsthand the local non-profit’s rebranding, which will be officially announced as the Lookouts take on the Biloxi Shuckers at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available now, so get with your friends and family to come watch a great baseball game and support the local non-profit.
The week-long 15th anniversary and rebranding celebration continues from there, with Clean Catoosa and the launch of the Adopt-A-WaterWay program. Clean Catoosa runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 27 and clean-up crews will meet at either their designated put-in sites or at the Northwest Georgia Amphitheater. Folks from Chattanooga, Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe will team up to clean up West and South Chickamauga Creek, as well as various other designated cleanup sites in Catoosa County. Following the clean-ups is a community hang out time, with live music, yummy food, and a chance to learn more about the organizations helping to keep our communities clean and healthy. To learn more about Clean Catoosa, and to sign up to volunteer, visit the LIFT Ringgold Facebook Page.
The 3rd day of the celebration, Bottles for Beers, will be held at WanderLinger Brewery in Chattanooga on April 28, at 4 p.m. Bottles for Beers provides locals the opportunity to clean up their community some plastic in exchange for amazing WanderLinger beers. The first 50 people to bring a bag of plastic will receive a free beer and pint glass courtesy of the non-profit. To get this prize, Each individual must turn in a grocery - garbage sized bag full of plastic bottles. The plastic bottles will then be used by all those present to create a community art project! WanderLinger will
be raffling off glasses, and other cool merch like T-shirts, as well as donating 10% of proceeds from the day to Caribbean and Tennessee SEA. Make sure to come learn about the amazing new Chattanooga brewery, and support a great cause.
The 4th day of celebration, Float Your Boat, will be on April 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Take part for a surely relaxing time, canoeing at Greenway Farm. Float Your Boat is sponsored by Outdoor Chattanooga and costs just $10 a person. Only 20 spots are available, so sign up as soon as possible on the Outdoor Chattanooga website to get your spot. Updates on Float Your Boat will be posted on the Caribbean SEA Facebook page (@CaribbeanSEA) as they come.
The 5th day of celebration, Toss the Straw Tuesday, is the first of many Tuesdays where Chattanoogans can join with Caribbean SEA and local restaurants to say no to single use plastics. Drop by local restaurants like Southern Squeeze on Tuesday, April 30, to learn more about our new brand, and to support a local business that is committed to reducing its reliance on single-use plastics. More restaurants taking part to be announced on the Caribbean SEA Facebook page.
Kick off May with our 6th day of celebrations and meet Caribbean SEA Executive Director Mary Beth Sutton on May 1, at 12 p.m. for a Walk and Talk down the Tennessee Riverwalk. Meet outside the Outdoor Chattanooga Office in Coolidge park to learn more about nature on the Riverwalk, as well as our new brand and how much we’ve changed over the last 15 years from the amazing, strong woman who started the organization herself back in 2004. This event is free, but you
might consider bringing a lunch.
May 2, is Partner Appreciation Day. Caribbean SEA is recognizing it’s key partners and sponsors.
To solidify the rebranding of the organization, and to end the week with a bang, join the Tennessee Valley Canoe Club and Caribbean/Tennessee SEA for the Paddling Film Festival at Square One Venue on May 3, from 6:30-10 p.m. The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is a collection of some of the best films in watersport and recreation. Tickets are $15, purchasable on Eventbrite.com as well as at the door. Beer is being provided courtesy of Hutton and Smith, and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about the TVCC and the Caribbean SEA’s new brand. All proceeds
from the film festival will be put towards clean water projects orchestrated by the Caribbean and Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance.
To learn more about the events going on during the Caribbean and Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and rebranding announcement, stay current with event updates, or to get tickets to the events that require paid entry, visit our Facebook page, @CaribbeanSEA.