RESOLUTION NO. RS2011-1585
A resolution recognizing Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup and designating March, April and May 2011 as “Great American Cleanup Months” in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.
WHEREAS, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, takes place annually in the spring, from March 1 through May 31, it is estimated that more than three 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, the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, will assist volunteers in communities throughout the area of the Metropolitan Government as they join together to help cleanup unsightly litter and debris as the 27th Annual Great American Cleanup gets underway in Nashville and Davidson County during the months of March, April and May 2011; 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, as evidenced by the 24,845 volunteers who put in 95,406 volunteer hours, participating in 185 events and collecting 762,804 pounds of trash and debris, and cleaned 156 miles of roadsides during the 2010 Great American Cleanup, 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 months of March, April and May 2011 as "Great American Cleanup Months" 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 recognizing Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup and designating March, April and May 2011 as “Great American Cleanup Months” in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to Beautification and Environment Commissioner Barbara Mathieson, Chair, on behalf of all the Beautification and Environment Commissioners and Veronica Frazier, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Beautification and Environment Commission division of Metropolitan Public Works.
Section 3. 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, Charlie Tygard, Jim Forkum, Lonnell Matthews, Buddy Baker, Edith Taylor Langster, Jim Hodge, Sean McGuire, Bo Mitchell, Mike Jameson, Walter Hunt, Jamie Hollin, Duane Dominy, Jerry Maynard, Michael Craddock, Eric Crafton, Anna Page, Frank Harrison, Randy Foster, Carl Burch, Parker Toler, Jason Holleman, Tim Garrett, Rip Ryman, Jim Gotto, Sandra Moore, Robert Duvall, Kristine LaLonde, Ronnie Steine, Carter Todd, Sam Coleman, Karen Bennett
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||March 15, 2011|
|Adopted:||March 15, 2011|
|Approved:||March 22, 2011|