Clean Air in Nashville
This Sunday one of my favorite student organizations that I am a part of on campus, Students Promoting Environmental Awareness & Responsibility (or SPEAR), hosted a Clean Air Summit on Wyatt Lawn. This gathering was in honor of the Nashville MetroCouncil officially declaring Nashville a “Clean Air City.” Nashville joins 38 other cities, but is the first in the Southeast, to encourage the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. SPEAR members attended the MetroCouncil vote as well to encourage last minute support. Supporters of the campaign were sporting green buttons to make it clear that they “Believe in Nashville.”
With live music, guest speakers, and of course free food the Summit was not only a celebration of a proud moment for Nashville, but also a great study break. Events like this show the Nashville community that Vanderbilt students care about the city we live in and we are eager to work to improve Nashville.
For more information about the bill, here is an article about the importance of action against climate change by Vandy SPEAR Co-President Sommers Kline.
More to come about SPEAR soon.