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Mayor's Office of Environment and Sustainability

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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 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 Committee, which was comprised of local civic and governmental leaders, identified 16 goals and 71 recommendations to enable Nashville to become a regional and national leader in environmental quality and livability. The report entitled "Together Making Nashville Green" was presented to Mayor Dean in June 2009 and since that time, the goals and recommendations have been implemented 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.

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.

To learn more, visit Together Making Nashville Green: Report Update on Environmental Sustainability