No funding was allocated in the State’s budget for our initiative to Forever Green Tennessee, this year. Our steering committee had bet on the Governor’s interest and being included in his proposed State budget. Pursuing this course was the right thing to do. This was the right time and right request for Governor Haslam. Also, we calculated that our proposal was a good first step to building an organization and constituency, as we worked toward passing a bill in 2018 to establish permanent ongoing funding that we know we must have to realize our vision. We are grateful for everyone’s efforts over the last year. We thought we could win non-recurring budget funding and did not. This defeat was a set- back but if we continue to work together, our campaign will build and we will win. I believe we have momentum, support from key legislators, excellent partnerships in place, talented and skilled committee members, and a great proposal. We will reconvene soon to evaluate lessons learned and next steps. I hope we can count on you to continue our efforts to Forever Green Tennessee.

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Make Calls Today! The Governor’s amended budget is due out in two weeks, let’s try to get this $35 million in it!

Please support House Budget Amendment #152 and Senate Budget Amendment #81! YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! See the steps you can take below…AND please FORWARD this message to your friends and colleagues! We need you to let your voice be heard for the next two weeks! Many of the 22 legislators we have met in the … More Make Calls Today! The Governor’s amended budget is due out in two weeks, let’s try to get this $35 million in it!

The $35 Million Budget Amendment is filed. Contact Governor and Legislators for their Support!

(Will be updated with signed copy when AMENDMENT NO. assigned) AMENDMENT NO.________________ __________________________________ Signature of Sponsor AMEND Senate Bill No. 0483 House Bill No. 0511 by adding the following new item at the end of Section 12: Item ___. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated … More The $35 Million Budget Amendment is filed. Contact Governor and Legislators for their Support!

Water drives economic development in Tennessee

“Water remains one of the key driving points for economic development in Tennessee, as well as the global economy. The site selection process for new or expanding business is often based on the availability of capable and efficient water and wastewater services. These services are not possible without available natural resources that can meet both … More Water drives economic development in Tennessee

Mission (in brief)

Our Mission:  Conserve 4% more of Tennessee’s 27 million acres by 2050 in forested corridors to protect water; Conserve farmland and our history.  For our children, wildlife, and economy. Toward this mission, our work together in 2017 will defend & increase State conservation funding in Tennessee.  We are grateful for the 24,000 acres Governor Haslam’s … More Mission (in brief)

Tennesee is green. We’d like to keep it that way. And there are compelling economic reasons to do so.

Compare Tennessee to other places on Earth; we live in paradise – “the greenest state in the land of the free.” Green because we are water rich with more than 60,000 miles of rivers and streams. Tennessee is located just south of where once the great ice sheets that scraped off most life in ice […]

More Tennesee is green. We’d like to keep it that way. And there are compelling economic reasons to do so.