The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee Says “Green It Up”

The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee invites friends and neighbors to a community cleanup for World Environment Day.

Nashville skyline by Ryan Maciej, 1st place photograph in the Nashville Arts Magazine 2013 Nashville Skyline Photography Competition

The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee is organizing a neighborhood cleanup June 3rd to mark World Environment Day. Known as “Green It Up,” the activity is part of the group’s campaign to maintain the litter-free beauty of Nashville.

In 2016, The Way to Happiness chapter organized a roundtable of environmental activists at the Nashville Church of Scientology under the title “It’s Your City–Green It Up.” This year, organizers are taking the message to the streets.

“Green It Up” will begin Saturday June 3 at 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet in the community hall of the Church of Scientology for refreshments, to coordinate the clean up and pick up cleanup supplies.

The Way to Happiness Association plans Green It Up to bring together people who care about the environment and are committed to taking responsibility for the quality of life in Nashville.

The group’s activities are based on the precepts of The Way To Happiness, the nonreligious commonsense moral code written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, which emphasizes that one’s survival depends on the survival of others. Chapter 12 of the booklet is  “Safeguard and Improve the Environment,” where he stated, “Man has gotten up to the potential of destroying the planet. He must be pushed on up to the capability and actions of saving it.”

United Nations World Environment Day, held annually June 5,  is “a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries,” and “also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.”

 


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