The Tennessee Environmental Council has been educating and advocating for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities, and public health since 1970.
Tennessee is one of the most biodiverse inland states in the nation. The state's natural resources form the backbone of its economy, quality of life and heritage. For over forty years, the Council has been working to protect the environment in Tennessee. The Council’s efforts have been successful in protecting the Great Smoky Mountains, cleaning up the Pigeon River, reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, and preventing degradation of high quality streams and the globally significant Duck River Watershed.
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 listed below.