Our Mission: Educating and advocating for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities, and public health since 1970.

Our Vision: A Tennessee that embraces natural resources as the backbone of our communities, economy and quality of life for all present and future generations. 

Tennessee is one of the most biodiverse inland states in the nation.  Our natural resources form the backbone of our economy, quality of life and heritage.  For over forty years, the Council has been working to protect the environment in Tennessee. The Council’s efforts have been successful in protecting the Great Smoky Mountains, cleaning up the Pigeon River, reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, and preventing degradation of high quality streams and the globally significant Duck River Watershed. We have twice been awarded the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award.  Click here to read our annual accomplishments. 

The Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and serves as a statewide focal point for the environmental efforts of numerous organizations and individuals working on several projects listed below.  Our logo (above left) features the leaf of a Tulip Poplar – Tennessee’s beloved state tree.  The Council presents annual awards to outstanding leaders in our state.  Click here for more information.

Council Members and Staff serve on a variety of important boards and committees statewide.  Click here to learn more.  Click the link on the side of the page to join the Council as an individual, business or organization.   For more information about serving on our Board of Directors, click here.

Find links below to learn more about our projects – and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter and get involved!  You may also download and share our Tri-Fold Brochure .

 Learn more about Tennessee Environmental Council including financial performance at the Giving Matters website   

 Giving Matters

Connect with The Council on…

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/tectn

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/tnenvcouncil

Linked In:  Green Business Network

Google + Page, with Communities for Sustainable TN and 100K Tree Day 


News stories about The Environmental Council can be found here.


Reporting an Environmental Problem: 

If you have environmental questions, concerns or complaints, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation may be able to assist with permitting needs, outreach functions, and providing general guidance to the public.   You may also call them at 1-888-891-TDEC (8332).


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