Jan 22 11
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 the Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee is to “improve air quality in our area by ultimately changing transportation habits and other activities that contribute to air pollution,” you can bet they’re vigorously taking steps to implement standards that will “improve public health protection and the protection of sensitive trees and plants, fostering an overall healthier environment and increasing the quality of life in Middle Tennessee.”If you still need some persuading, consider that sixty percent of Tennessee’s population lives in counties where ozone levels exceed Environmental Protection Agency Standards. If you’re interested in learning more about the Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee you can contact them via their webpage or write to them at: P.O. Box 92256, Nashville, TN 37209.