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Green Ribbon Committee Report

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In June 2008, Mayor Karl Dean signed Executive Order 33 establishing the Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability to ensure that Nashville continues to be "a livable city with clean air, clean water, open spaces, transportation infrastructure, and energy use profile necessary to provide a prosperous community for current and future generations." This order demonstrated the Mayor’s commitment to making Nashville a regional and national leader in sustainability and environmental quality.

The Green Ribbon Committee was comprised of local leaders from the business, government, education and nonprofit communities that convened for several month to research and develop a comprehensive plan for the city. The report entitled "Together Making Nashville Green" was presented to Mayor Dean in June 2009. It outlines 16 goals and 71 recommendations as both a shared vision and series of action steps to "harness community interest in environmental leadership and to initiate environmental policies, structures, and processes to address and anticipate environmental and livability issues and to enhance Nashville's overall economic, social, and environmental performance."

View the 2009 Green Ribbon Committee Report.

Green Ribbon Committee Report Update 2015

In August 2015, a Green Ribbon Committee Report Update was completed highlighting significant accomplishments: Nashville has implemented, or is in the process of implementing, 93% of the Green Ribbon Committee’s goals and recommendations- 16 of the 16 goals and 65 of the 71 recommendations.

View the 2015 Green Ribbon Committee Report Update