About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

Welcome to Sylvan Park! We hope you love this neighborhood as much as we do. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for newcomers to learn more.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nashville ranked 42nd in terms of sustainability

From the Metro Planning Department: Nashville ranked 40th out of the nation's 50 largest cities in an annual sustainability ranking. The good news is that Nashville is headed in the right direction, up from 42nd, and is ranked ahead of Memphis (#46):

A city known for its rhythm is on its way to mastering the tempo of sustainability. Nashville’s mayor, Karl Dean, recently signed an executive order creating a committee to oversee Nashville’s environmental programs and help bring the city up to snuff when it comes to environmental planning. A breath of fresh air into the city’s formerly lackluster sustainability plan, the order also calls for the appointment of a sustainability manager, reductions in city energy consumption, and recommendations for new air and water quality standards. The new committee might also mean more aggressive tree planting and curbside recycling programs. Looks like the city took a page from the book of Mr. Inconvenient Truth himself, Al Gore, who recently installed solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and geothermal heating on his Nashville mansion to fetch a LEED Gold rating. We’re excited to hear the green movement’s crescendo in “Music City, USA.”

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