Natural resources form the backbone of our economy, our quality of life, and our Tennessee heritage. Tennessee’s leadership in environmental sustainability offers many benefits for our citizens. For example clean energy will create jobs, reduce health care costs, enhance national security, restore our environment, protect our children and make our state a leader in climate change solutions. Green means business in Tennessee!
Tennessee Environmental Council helped launch the Sustainable Tennessee coalition in 2007, with the goal of developing a statewide Sustainability Agenda which includes the input of a broad group including citizens, conservation groups, environmental policy experts, elected officials, and representatives of private businesses, industry, educational institutions and more (over 750 participants and 250 organizations statewide since 2007 have contributed). The coalition focuses on priority issues related to land, air, water, energy and transportation. For 2013 these priorities include energy efficiency, mountaintop removal coal mining, recycling & composting, and fracking in Tennessee.
Sustainable Tennessee Agenda
The Sustainable Tennessee Agenda provides a roadmap for policy and practice initiatives in Tennessee to protect and re-vitalize our economy, our communities, and our quality of life. Read and sign the Sustainable Tennessee Agenda
Energy Efficiency – Gallatin Coal Plant
Recycling & Composting
Find out about upcoming Sustainable TN meetings and events.
Take action and learn about top priorities and actions for 2012
Learn about our successes
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The coalition meets throughout the year to develop and implement the Agenda, and each November the group comes together for the Annual Summit for a Sustainable Tennessee. Our meetings and events include the following. Please check our Events page for exact dates and details:
Sustainable TN Policy & Practice Meeting – August 2013
Sustainable TN Summit – October/November 2013
Legislative Training with Stewart Clifton – January 15, 2013
Press Conference and Presentation of Agenda to State Legislature – Feb 7, 2013
Conservation Education Day – March 6, 2013
Sustainable Tennessee is a project of the Tennessee Environmental Council in association with Tennessee Conservation Voters.