The Tennessee Environmental Council began constructing and releasing the State of the Environment in 2020. Through the State of the Environment report we will provide Tennesseans with an overview of the state of Tennessee's environment. The data described in the report has been collected from reputable sources, including: the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Energy Information Administration. Explore the highlights of the State of the Environment report below!
Tennessee averages 7.4 milligrams of fine particulate matter per cubic meter. At higher levels fine particulate matter can cause serious health problems.
The average Tennessean contributes 15.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year to our atmosphere.
Every Tennessean can help improve their environment and communities, the State of the Environment will give our community members the knowledge required to start making change. Visit each priority area page to learn more and see what you can do in your community.
NOTABLE pROGRESS | 2020
nOTABLE sET bACKS | 2020