Flyer to Metro Council, 2016

Please find attached two flyers for the Metro Nashville Council.  We had multiple issues–a proposed $250,000 solid waste study BURNT did not want as long as the chair of the Regional Board remained for the study; Nashville recycling is hurt by Tennessee pro-landfill policy;  that Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-211-871(c)(d) allows any commercial, institutional,  and commercial business to withhold a annual solid waste report; TCA 68-211-861 authorizes Tennessee to be the only state to give a credit for landfilled construction waste; and that the 2007 Solid Waste Plan was not implemented   Nashville is the 2nd largest county in the state.  Our Council has intelligent, capable people.  We  want to work to keep them informed of all points of view.  MC3May2016.1...

BURNT Event: “Can Nashville Recycle More?”

On Tuesday November 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Richland Park Library 4711 Charlotte BURNT will sponsor a presentation and discussion on “Can Nashville Recycle More?”  BURNT will explain what is in solid waste and why more waste can be recycled and composted.  The relationship between state solid waste law and metro practices will be considered.  The factors evident in Oregon and California, two high recycling state, will be discussed to see how to improve Nashville recycling. The event is free and open to the public. See the flyer below....

Earth Day Recap…

55 youth, adults, and NAACP members gathered at the Hadley Park Community Center on Earth Day, April 22, to celebrate Environmental  Justice Earth Day with a program geared toward youth and nutrition. BURNT has a long history of observing environmental justice. Our issues–solid waste, landfills, chemicals, and pesticides have a significant impact on poor and minority.  Those with the worst health suffer the greatest pollution yet have the fewest tools to fight back.  Our events are targeted toward poor and minority.   At the “Environmental Justice Earth Day” we taught the youth that 50% of their calories came from sugar in soft drinks.  We thank Ms. Barbara A. Manual the Director of  the Hadley Park Community Center for hosting this event three years in a row. Dr. Blondell Strong and the NAACP compiled the program.  Community Food Advocates, Green Fork Academy, Master Gardeners of Davidson County,  Earth Saver’s-TN, and the NAACP were among those groups which participate.   Attached is the program for the event: Earth Day Program 2015...

Odd Rule for Joint Government Operations Committee

This concerns a major—to us—rule hearing.  This is also on accessible on tape.  By all appearances, the Department grossly violated procedural and substantive rules to get  yet another loop-hole riddled rule passé  The “Audits”, Sunset Reviews, and legislative decisions prop up a corrupt landfill based system.    The one thing they can not cover up is the festering landfills. View flyer here: December 5...

Thank You, General Assembly

We thank the General Assembly at the end of the session.  Also, state that not enough resources are spent on the environment,  running the General Assembly, and other concerns. View flyer here: May 17...

YES, WE CAN-Recycle And Compost To Create Jobs And Business

This  follows a two day hearing on 11-12 July 2012 in the Joint Senate and house Environment Committee.  It is all on tape.  A hearing was the compromise after we filed legislation with strong backing to force the Solid Waste Control Board   to consider job creation any time solid waste regulations are considered.  There were some very effective statements by industry.  It is all on tape accessible to us. View flyer here: July 18...