Tennessee Conservation Voters
Tennessee Conservation Voters is a coalition of state conservation groups dedicated to raising voter awareness, advocating stronger laws and holding our elected leaders accountable for safeguarding the environment of Tennessee.
TCV believes that action from our elected leaders should come full circle:
- AWARENESS of candidates running for office is critical to the beginning of achieving a multi-partisan conservation majority in the Tennessee General Assembly. Whether first time candidates or long-term incumbents, TCV works to ensure our government understands our values.
- ADVOCACY is the most important part of creating good laws that protect and preserve Our Tennessee Way of Life. Our organization works to engage and connect citizen conservation values to the legislation that travels through the lawmaking process. Be it presenting pro-environment bills or fighting efforts to increase pollution, irresponsible growth or unbalanced regulation, the TCV family of organizations and individuals is on the job making your voice heard and your vote count!
- ACCOUNTABILITY begins the day officials are elected to office. TCV works hard to educate legislators on our priorities and positions on issues that matter to the Tennessee environment. Each year we issue an Annual Legislative Scorecard detailing the voting record of members of the General Assembly–then we celebrate our champions and legislative friends while encouraging the public to urge their “electeds” toward stronger environmental protection.
Learn more and get involved: http://www.tnconservationvoters.org
Tennessee Clean Water Network
TCWN empowers Tennesseans to exercise their right to clean water and healthy communities by fostering civic engagement, building partnerships and advancing and when necessary, enforcing water policy for a sustainable future.
TCWN seeks to educate and build support among organizations, decision-makers, businesses and the public about important water resource issues. TCWN provides a vehicle for networking between organizations and individuals in order to answer tough questions, get advice and gather needed support to ensure the protection of Tennessee’s waters.
Learn more and get involved: http://www.tcwn.org
Tennessee Environmental Council
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 Tennessee Environmental 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.
Learn more and get involved: http://tectn.org