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Thought maybe this should be a topic of its own...

Metro & Mayor Dean's "Green Ribbon Committee" is conducting a survey on Environmental Sustainability


(by the way, you only need to fill out zip code & email address for personal info)

Among the options for sustainable practice you would most like to see in Nashville is "increased availability of mass transportation," as well as increased recycling, green building, more open spaces, etc.

The Mayor's Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability was created to assure that Nashville continues to be a livable city with clean air, clean water, open spaces, transportation infrastructure and an energy use profile necessary to provide a prosperous community for current and future generations.
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Received an email today, regarding the results of the survey... pretty staggering I thought! Mass transit definitely was the most popular response.. at 30%, next closest being renewable energy at 14%:


Also in the email:

The Green Ribbon Committee is now seeking to build on the input already provided to reach more citizens and gather more detailed information about your priorities.

You are invited to attend public meetings, see attached for location, dates and times where ideas and strategies will be discussed. Come and contribute your ideas to help shape a greener city!

A PDF was attached, with dates for the meetings:


DOWNTOWN Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nashville Convention Center, (Room 209 - 210)

Registration & Listening Session: 5:00 p.m.

Meeting: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

NORTH Thursday, November 13, 2008

Z. Alexander Looby Community Center,

2301 Metro Center Blvd.

Registration & Listening Session: 5:00 p.m.

Meeting: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

WEST Saturday, November 15, 2008

Green Hills Library, 3701 Benham Avenue

Registration & Listening Session: 10:00 a.m.

Meeting: 10:30 - 12:00 noon

SOUTH Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mt. View Elementary School, 3820 Murfreesboro Road

Registration & Listening Session: 5:00 p.m.

Meeting: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

EAST Saturday, November 22, 2008

Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Road

Registration & Listening Session: 10:00 a.m.

Meeting: 10:30 - 12:00 noon

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what i find discerning is the poll about what changes people would be willing to make to help the environment. According to the survey, of the 1800 respondents, over 200 of those people insist upon littering.

Can you imagine how this goes riding in the car with one of these people.

rider- "i have trash, do you have a trash can?"

driver- "no, throw it out the window"

rider- "that's cool. I'll just hang onto it until we stop and i can find a trash can."

driver- "i said throw it out the window!"

rider- "seriously, i will just hang onto it"

driver- "do you want a ride or not? litter! now!"

honestly, why would a person in such a state of mind be taking a survey on environmental issues?

am i reading this wrong?

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