What you can do: Home Ecology 101
Local agencies such as TVA and Knoxville's Freecycle Network offer great opportunities, if you know to look for them. TVA sends along an energy efficiency kit at your request (log onto kub.org), and Freecycle is all about people looking to give away used goods. Don't forget that small things, like choosing cloth diapers over disposables and using energy-saving laundry detergent, can go far for you and the environment.
More than 30 years after the first Earth Day, we're still facing many of the same problems, heightened by greater awareness of the worsening effects of climate change. Here are ways that people in East Tennessee are working to improve things in their own corners.