The Sustainable Communities section seeks to connect citizens, small businesses, and local governments with their partners to create synergy and ensure equal access to our shared resources. The section provides direction and assistance to promote quality growth, healthy lifestyles, and economic vitality across Tennessee.
The Sustainable Communities program was created to improve communication, recognition and financial opportunities for Tennessee. The program is available to enhance the emerging network of sustainability organizations and efforts throughout the state. With limited resources and leaner budgets, various entities find themselves in a competitive struggle for grants, resources, recognition and information. The Sustainable Communities program will bridge the gap with fundamental coordination and assistance to government, communities and educational organizations by fostering information sharing and recognition to motivate outstanding sustainable performance. The program will help secure the competitive economic edge while protecting the environment and insuring a healthy future for all Tennesseans.
The Sustainable Communities program strives to link the three interrelated pillars of sustainability; economic vitality, social/health, and environmental protection into all community efforts, networks, and assistance.
Public transit systems can be a useful tool to promote cleaner air while also providing many other advantages for riders, including fuel cost savings, vehicle maintenance fee reductions, stress free riding and time management. By moving more people in fewer vehicles, public transit reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Murfreesboro is providing residents a commuting choice with Rover.