RESOLUTION NO. RS2008-231

A resolution designating May 2008 as “Great American Cleanup Month” in the area of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

WHEREAS, this spring, from March 1 through May 31, it is estimated that more than two million volunteers of all ages will be taking on the nationwide challenge to "pick up, spruce up, and paint up" during the Annual Great American Cleanup; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in communities throughout the area of the Metropolitan Government will join together to help cleanup unsightly litter and debris as the 19th Annual Great American Cleanup gets underway in Nashville and Davidson County during the month of May 2008; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Department of Transportation in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful, Incorporated has adopted the slogan “Tennessee’s Had Enough” and Metro Beautification and Environment Commission has adopted the slogan “Cleaning Is Everybody’s Business – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” to raise the awareness of the public’s civil responsibility to show love for their community by help keeping it clean; and

WHEREAS, the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission and Keep America Beautiful, Incorporated invite all citizens of the Metropolitan Government to join the many creative cleanup, beautification and community improvement activities scheduled for our local area; and

WHEREAS, Keep America Beautiful is a non-profit organization whose network of local, statewide and international affiliate programs educate individuals about litter prevention and beautification and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and properly manage waste materials; and

WHEREAS, under the organization and leadership of the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, local activities this spring will include recycling, park cleanup, tree and flower beautification, consumer clean-up education in schools and at community meetings and removing litter and winter debris from neighborhoods, parks, playgrounds, schools and other public lands; and

WHEREAS, volunteers know they really make a visible difference in Nashville and in their communities, and it gives a new sense of hometown pride and accomplishment, setting an example that can help change attitudes about littering and even prevent litter in the first place; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize the efforts of the Metropolitan Beautification and Environment Commission and Keep America Beautiful by designating the month of May 2008 as "Great American Cleanup Month" within the area of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.

Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as designating May 2008 as “Great American Cleanup Month” in the area of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

Section 2. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Vivian Wilhoite

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Referred: Public Works Committee
Introduced: April 1, 2008
Adopted: April 1, 2008
Approved: April 9, 2008
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