The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee had a community cleanup for World Environment Day on June 5, 2017 and successfully cleaned up the Edgehill Community Garden.
According to Nashville.gov, $11 million in taxpayer dollars are spent picking up the trash that Tennesseans throw on the ground. To help keep Nashville beautiful, The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee (TWTH-TN) had a neighborhood cleanup event for World Environment Day on June 5, 2017. The cleanup was dubbed “Green It Up,” as part of an ongoing campaign by the organization to make the city of Nashville greener with less litter.
In 2016, TWTH-TN invited environmental activists and leaders to a roundtable discussion in observance of World Environment Day under the heading “It’s Your City – Green It Up.” This year, organizers went to the streets with this message, holding a cleanup event in the Edgehill Community Garden.
Youth from TWTH Kids Club met in the Church of Scientology’s Public Information Center to learn why it is important to safeguard and improve the environment. This is a precept from the book The Way to Happiness, the inspiration for the organization which was founded with the same name.
The Way To Happiness book was written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard and has a total of twenty-one precepts based on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of others.
World Environment Day occurs each year on June 5th and is celebrated by the United Nations. According to unep.org, World Environment Day “…has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It 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.”
For more information on “Green It Up,” or if you would like to participate in future events, visit twthtn.org.