Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Providence Park is a model affordable housing community in southeastern Nashville- Davidson County- developed by Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity (NAHFH). Yet, despite it’s green credentials, there were very few trees in the neighborhood, especially on homeowners’ properties, and the consequences of this may be felt soon if more trees are not planted: noise from the nearby highway, excessive stormwater runoff, poor energy efficiency due to lack of shade and windbreaks, and increased health risks due to poor air quality. Last year, the Tennessee Environmental Council, in partnership with NAHFH and Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) began to rectify this by planting 100 trees (2-2.5 caliper). This NeighborWoods Month, we will replant trees that didn’t make it.
Date: October 18, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Providence Park.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
September 29, 2008
Tennessee Environmental Council
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory