Chasinggreen.org is a consumer-resource site dedicated to spreading the word that ordinary people can positively impact our world by doing simple and easy things in their everyday lives. The site has tons of useful information. For example, there are articles on dozens of ways you can reuse 2-liter plastic bottles, old telephone books, and, even, leftover beer! Please visit the web site at: www.chasinggreen.org.
The Red River Watershed Association
The Red River Watershed Association of Tennessee and Kentucky is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality and quantity of water in the creeks and streams of our area through activities that educate, promote community cooperation, and encourage responsible stewardship.
The total area of the Red River Watershed covers about 1,482 square miles and 10 counties in Kentucky and Tennessee, including the part of Sumner County where Portland is. It contains about 1,500 total miles of streams and is recognized by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency as being a significant catfish, bass, bluegill, and crappie fishery.
For more information, please visit The Red River Watershed Association's web site: www.redriverwatershed.org
The Cumberland River Compact
The mission of the Cumberland River Compact is to enhance the water quality of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation among citizens, businesses, and agencies in Kentucky and Tennessee.
The Cumberland River is 697 miles long. The watershed covers 18,000 square miles and is home to almost 2 million people. Since 1997, the Compact has set out to create a Watershed Outreach Program in each of the 14 watersheds that make up the Cumberland Basin.
For more information, please visit The Cumberland River Compact's web site: www.cumberlandrivercompact.org
Green Power Switch
Green Power Switch is a renewable energy initiative that offers consumers in the Middle Tennessee area a choice of the type of power they buy. Green Power is energy that is generated by cleaner, renewable sources sush as solar, wind and methane gas.
For more information, please visit: www.GreenPowerSwitch.com
For information on recycling in Portland, please click here.