Nashville, TN, April 14, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- When Earth Day began in 1970, it was the spark of a movement for the environment. Today, there are numerous groundbreaking laws focused on care of the Earth and making it more livable. “More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world,” according to earthday.org.
2013 will mark the 12th year that Nashville has celebrated Earth Day with a festival. Held in Centennial Park near the Parthenon, eco-minded groups gather to share ideas, make others aware and take another step toward the goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast.
Exhibitors participating can be seen on the nashvilleearthday.org website. Among those participating include BURNT, Interfaith Earth Care Network, Creative Recycling Systems, Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission and The Way to Happiness Foundation (TWTH).
TWTH was officially launched in Nashville in January of 2012. An international organization, The Way to Happiness is based on the book of the same title by L. Ron Hubbard which was written in 1981. The book covers twenty-one precepts to better survival in today’s world, such as “Don’t Do Anything Illegal” and “Take Care of Yourself.”
There are two precepts in the book that apply specifically to events such as Earth Day. These are “Set a Good Example” and “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment.” The first is quite clear. The second goes into more detail: “The idea that one has a share in the planet and that one can and should help care for it may seem very large and, to some, quite beyond reality. But today what happens on the other side of the world, even so far away, can effect what happens in your own home.”
It is for this reason that TWTH takes part in Earth Day. Chris Hayes who organizes the local chapter says, “We have to start in our own backyard.”
For more information on the Earth Day festival, visit nashvilleearthday.org. For more information on The Way to Happiness, visit thewaytohappiness.org.