Our Team


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Grayson Peters is a senior at Hume-Fogg and proud to be the Co-President of Livable Schools. He and Alex founded LS to ensure that students got a voice in the sustainability conversation, and it has taken off! In the future, Grayson plans to major in Environmental Science in college and go on to support future sustainability efforts, both in school and beyond.


Outside of Livable Schools, Grayson is a part of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, a high school student research program, and works with Urban Green Lab on community projects. He is a National Merit Semifinalist, varsity soccer players and occasional actor. You may find Grayson outside relaxing or taking photographs, hiking, and enjoying nature. He is excited and honored to be a part of the Livable Schools Leadership Team, and can’t wait to see where LS goes from here! 

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Alex Hines was born and raised in Nashville, Tn and
is the Co-Founder and Co-President of Livable
Schools. Upon learning about his city's sustainability plan, in May 2017, environmental education and initiative in schools.

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Sarah Matthews is the chair of the Mobility committee of the Livable Schools Council at Hume Fogg High School. Sarah is the only junior on the council, and she is passionate about conservation and sustainable living. Environmental education and awareness fueled her motivation to take part in the Hume Fogg Environmental Club leadership and Livable Schools Council. Outside of her environmental involvement, Sarah is a voracious reader and a cellist in the Hume Fogg Orchestra and the Tennessee Youth Symphony. Sarah is passionate about giving back, and she regularly volunteers with the Nashville Public Library, as well as the Nashville Zoo and Room in the Inn. Sarah is thrilled to be a part of the pioneer effort to make Metro Nashville Public Schools sustainable, and eventually strengthen the sustainability of Nashville as a whole.

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Hey, I’m Kaytlen Cruz and I’m currently a senior at Hume-Fogg High School. I have an avid interest in environmental issues, especially when it comes to stewardship and sustainability. I believe that youth initiative is the key to protecting the environment and all the resources it provides. I got involved with Livable Schools as the chair for the Waste Reduction and Recycling Committee because I wanted to be directly involved in action aiming for sustainability. It is youth who will grow to inherit this Earth, so it is our job to do what we can to better the health of the Earth for future generations.



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