Tennessee Environmental Council Opens Chattanooga Office

Monday, August 12, 2013
Tina Harvey Crawford
Tina Harvey Crawford

The Tennessee Environmental Council will officially announce the opening of its Southeast Tennessee Region satellite office in Chattanooga at a Green Drinks Event.  Tina Harvey Crawford has joined the Council as Southeast Regional director where she will help implement the Council’s programming, fundraising and development. 

Tennessee Environmental Council educates and advocates for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s Environment, communities and public health.  

The event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.

m. at The Crash Pad, the only certified LEED platinum certified hostel.  It is located at 29 Johnson St.

The event is free with registration at www.tectn.org .

“We want to be the ‘little engine that could’ for this part of the state and bring better focus to local environmental needs and solutions,“ Ms. Harvey Crawford said. 

The first project has begun with establishment of a summer youth program in partnership with the Alton Park Development Corporation.  At risk youth have been able to plant trees, clean up litter, and get hands-on experiences in local creeks to understand the importance of watershed health. 

“We are delighted to have Tina on board to expand our reach so vital for future sustainability,” John McFadden, Tennessee Environmental Council’s Executive Director said.   “Over 1,000 trees have already been planted in the Chattanooga region as a part of our Tennessee Tree Project and, since water quality is a local issue, we will be looking for natural watershed restoration projects we can implement.”

Tennessee Environmental Council is a non-profit membership organization that has been educating and advocating for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee's environment, communities, and public health since 1970.  The annual Sustainable Tennessee Summit will be held this year in Chattanooga at UTC. 


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