August 10th, 2013
Are you a boating enthusiast that is seeking a new freshwater adventure? If so, then you are in luck because Middle Tennessee offers some amazing freshwater lakes. Here are a few of the best Middle Tennessee state parks that allow boating.
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
If you own a non-motorized boat or canoes, then this is the park for you. It is an old American Indian ceremonial site, so there is quite a bit of history that comes along with the adventure. The beautiful scenery consists (more…)
June 5th, 2013
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in parts of Tennessee. Fresh water boating activities are available within the park. You can also go river tubing and fishing in the many streams and rivers that are found in the park. Hiking trails are a popular way to spend time with your family and friends. You will find trails for beginners and experts. Spend the night at ne of the lodges that are only accessible by trail. The log cabins offer modern convenience and scenic mountain beauty. Relax and unwind in front of the (more…)
March 24th, 2013
If you are visiting an East Tennessee Park, you might want to make use of one of the many hiking trails that you will find. The reason why so many naturists are finding East Tennessee Parks to be ideal is because of the numerous trails available for them to hike. You can either choose from trails that are meant for beginners or you could even go on a mountain trail filled with a lot of rocks and steep climbs. It is up to you what type of hike you take, (more…)
June 11th, 2012
Spring is in full bloom and quickly transitioning into summer. It is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy some time basking in all the beauty that nature has to offer us. Middle Tennessee has a host of wonderful parks that allow us to do just that. With hiking trails and gorgeous natural scenery galore, it is not hard to see why these parks remain popular destinations year after year. Parks like Percy Warner, Warner Nature Center, Radnor Lake, (more…)
August 4th, 2011
Get Some Clean Air Hiking at These West Tennessee Parks
Everyone deserves a break from pollution, and West Tennessee is just the place to go if you’re looking for fresh air. Get some clean air by visiting some of the West Tennessee parks and hiking trails.
Big Cypress Tree in Greenfield, Tennessee is a huge 330 acre park with plenty of fresh air and hiking trails for everyone to enjoy. Educational, fun, and handicap accessible.
Natchez Trace in Windersville, Tennessee has acre after acre of scenic woodland beauty plus some of the amenities of home such as wireless internet connections (more…)
May 27th, 2011
Knox County, Tennessee, home of Knoxville, is growing metropolis and as such the air quality is not is high is it might be in the country. However, Knox County cares about the air that its’ citizens breathe and does its’ part to make sure that the air is clean from pollution.
To help with this mission, Knox County has a seven person Air Pollution Control Board. They work to make our air quality standards high providing us with cleaner air to breathe. They currently meet on the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Knox County Health (more…)
May 12th, 2011
In order for a person to keep his or her lungs healthy, he or she must breathe air that is of good quality. According to a report done in 2010 by the American Lung Association, Tennessee is not the best place for quality air. Knoxville is the city where the air quality is the worst. According to the report, Knoxville ranks 14th in the nation in ozone pollution and 21st in other air pollution. This is a call for concern because breathing this type of air predisposes a person to many serious health conditions including irregular heartbeat, asthma and (more…)
April 25th, 2011
For many individuals in the Texas area, the preservation of the beautiful environment within the state is of the utmost importance. The people of Texas are known for their love and appreciation of the natural beauty of the state, and are always helpful in assisting authorities in keeping the state beautiful.
One of the key ways in which the air quality of Texas is kept clean, is through the inaction of laws that regulate the waste that is released into the air from factories and other production facilities. These regulations require that there be adequate filters within the chimney stacks and other exhaust areas of the facility, which will greatly reduce the amount of harmful particles that are released into the air. In addition, state regulators forbid individuals from burning items containing synthetic chemicals on their property, since these chemicals greatly reduce the air quality of the area surrounding the source of their release.
State administrators, and other government officials are endorsing the production of green fuels as a viable alternative to oil based fuel. Fuels that are derived from grain and other natural sources run much cleaner than the standard fuel sources, and are much more environment friendly. You can check out what energy options, including green energy options, in your area at http://www.texaselectricityproviders.com/texas-electric-rates/
January 22nd, 2011
We wrote earlier about the Sierra Club, a great organization to become aligned if you want to help evoke change to protect the environment of Tennessee. You may want to also consider aligning yourself with the Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee since they offer great outreach such as their Air Quality 101 Workshop which was held in 2010.The website lists an FAQ section pointing out that there are two pollutants in particular which are of concern to the Middle Tennessee area — ozone and particulate matter. Common causes of these pollutants include vehicle emissions, power plants, solvents, and small gasoline engines. And since the mission of (more…)
December 25th, 2010
You know the adage: information is power. If you would like to arm yourself with enough power to evoke change when it comes to air pollution we offer the following sources so you can get up to speed and make things happen in your own empowering way.How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants that Purify Your Home or Office (B. C. Wolverton) takes a look at how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants. Plants have been described as the “lungs of the earth” and this guide (based on 25 years of research by NASA) shows (more…)