Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. As the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the US, Sierra Club has been active in educating citizens and fostering advocacy for preserving Tennessee’s environment.
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning works to achieve and sustain protection of natural lands and waters via public ownership, legislation, or cooperation with the private sector. Our first focus is on the Cumberland and Appalachian regions of East Tennessee, but our efforts may extend to the rest of the state and the nation. TCWP's strength lies in researching information pertinent to an issue and informing and educating our membership and the public.
The Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and serves as a statewide focal point for the environmental efforts of numerous organizations and individuals working on several projects.
Since its founding in 1978, the Tennessee Native Plant Society has nurtured interest in wildflowers and other native flora while working to protect Tennessee’s native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. We believe that a public educated about wildflowers of the state will help to ensure the conservation of this irreplaceable resource.
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation was founded in 1998 to protect Tennessee’s natural treasures. TPGF’s vision is to create a network of parks, greenways, and wildlife areas across Tennessee. The Foundation strives to accomplish this vision through 3 strategies: conserve Tennessee Treasures; create Corridor Connections; and foster initiatives by others through Conservation Education and Advocacy.
The Trust’s mission is to promote the preservation of our state’s diverse historic resources. The Trust is the state’s only Statewide Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We are a membership-based organization that focuses on promoting preservation across Tennessee through education and advocacy.
TRPA is a nonprofit professional society of approximately 1200+ individual and agency members organized in 1952 as The Leader in supporting highly effective professionals to achieve healthy, livable communities. TRPA exists to strengthen and unite those committed to the benefits of parks and recreation.
The Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of the scenic, free-flowing rivers of our state. The organization has approximately 1,000 members across the state and the south.
The Tennessee Association for Justice works to protect the civil justice system and advocates for accountability and the rights of all citizens.
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States
To advance the science of jurisprudence
To train in all fields and phases of advocacy
To promote the administration of justice for the public good
To uphold the honor and dignity of the profession of law
To advance the cause of those who are damaged in person or property and who must seek redress therefore
To encourage mutual support and cooperation among members of the bar
To uphold and improve the adversary system and trial by jury
Since 1987, Scenic Tennessee has been the only organization in the state devoted entirely to issues of scenic beauty. From billboard control to litter reduction to historic preservation to scenic highway designation, we work with partner organizations, citizens and policy makers to keep Tennessee looking its best--for those of us who live here, and for the many visitors who help keep our economy vibrant.
SACE has been a leading voice for energy policy to protect the quality of life and treasured places in the Southeast since 1985. Our dedicated and diverse staff is poised to tackle our region’s energy challenges and harness the economic opportunities presented by clean renewable energy. SACE advocates for federal, state and local climate policy solutions, energy efficiency programs and policies, and renewable energy such as solar, wind, and sustainable bioenergy. We promote clean fuels and vehicles, oppose nuclear and coal-fired power plant expansion, and encourage the retirement of old, dirty inefficient coal-fired power plants in our region.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The purpose of BCAAT is:
To build public awareness through educational opportunities.
To be the citizens' voice for clean air in our community.
To interact with government, business, and community organizations in a responsible, fact-based manner.
To promote the adoption of stronger air quality standards and regulations by the state through legal efforts.
To convince local industry to install "appropriate emission controls" to reduce their toxic pollution and odors dramatically.
To develop an understanding among Loudon County citizens that our pollution problems can be attacked at the local level.
Audubon seeks to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.
The Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) in middle Tennessee is dedicated to preserving and restoring the ecological health of the Harpeth River and its Watershed. Our work leverages the scientific and technical training and experience of our staff and advisors with the efforts of a diverse corps of volunteers who are crucial to every aspect of our programs. Our board members, volunteer leadership, and hundreds of supporters are county commissioners, local city staff and officials, government agency staff, concerned citizens, farmers, business leaders, scientists, engineers, and community leaders who share our commitment to having an ecologically healthy river.
The Southern Environmental Law Center is using the power of the law to champion the South’s environment — from clean energy and healthy air, to our rivers and streams, to our precious mountains and coast. Our six-state region includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Tennessee Forests Council is a unification of citizens, environmental, conservation and grassroots organizations who have come together for the common purpose of protecting the forests of Tennessee through progressive forest policy reform. TFC bases its positions on sound forest science and economic principles.