* 1. Water Quality: promote swift, effective and even-handed enforcement of water laws and permits (online DMR submission, increased citizen reporting of runoff from CAFOs, logging and other industrial discharges)

* 2. Water Quality: reduce impact of coal pollution on Tennessee waters -- (develop strategies to block SMCRA Primacy, incorporate new effluent limitations on coal power plants, implement Coal Combustion Residual Rule)

* 3. Recycling: level the playing field -- Increase benefits and incentives for recycling, and increase barriers and repercussions to landfill waste and littering

* 4. Recycling: expedite and streamline state permitting for recycling facilities

* 5. Green Infrastructure: encourage municipalities and large counties to require all new development to capture 1 inch

* 6. Water: amend state law to allow use of gray water

* 7. Local Food: establish a baseline of how much (what percentage) of local food is grown/eaten in Tennessee, then launch public education on the benefits of local and organic food to drive local trends in purchasing (targeting grocery stores, restaurants, consumers)

* 8. Faith Community Engagement: organize a one-day, statewide, non-denominational workshop with creation care teaching and success stories from churches

* 9. Faith Community Engagement: develop a statewide urban garden partnership between low-income housing areas or abandoned lots and churches

* 10. Water Quality: broaden stewardship ethic through outreach to, and collaboration between  civic, public, faith groups, and local watershed organizations

* 11. Water Security: encourage TDEC and general assembly to undertake water utilization studies and contingency planning water supply planning.

* 12. Water Quality: work to increase lead contamination monitoring of well water.

* 13. Clean Energy: pass legislation to enable Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE),  making home solar, energy efficiency, and water conservation upgrades more affordable to the general public

* 14. Clean Energy: get TVA to adopt a step by step, project-by-project plan to replace the energy generated by coal and nuclear plants as they age out with renewable energy (some specific actions include closing Shawnee coal plant, decommissioning Browns Ferry nuclear plant, and uniform interconnection standards).

* 15. Clean Energy: work with TDEC on Clean Power Plan to ensure maximization of energy efficiency and renewables in state plan

* 16. Food: develop and implement plan to expand urban and community gardens as well as edible landscaping on private property and along greenways

* 17. Green Infrastructure: increase state funding toward land acquisition

* 18. Green Infrastructure: have state match 319 grant to reduce stakeholder contributions

* 19. Recycling: reduce use of virgin materials in packaging by redesigning packaging and/or making biodegradable

* 20. Green Infrastructure: develop and implement statewide plan to increase awareness of, and adoption of Green Infrastructure projects that improve water quality, reduce flooding, increase water security (rain gardens, pervious pavement, riparian tree-planting, watershed restoration)

* 21. Recycling: assess feasibility of banning plastic bags, styrofoam, and other products that are dangerous to environment and difficult to recycle.

* 22. Clean Energy: support statewide effort to get TVA to implement low-income energy efficiency programs by 2018

* 23. Clean Energy: continue to support 7 new community and local power Solar projects

* 24. Clean Energy: encourage 5 local power companies to provide LED light bulbs to modest income households.

* 25. Clean Energy: lobby for open meetings and open records for electric co-ops and local power companies, and salary incentives for LPCs and co-ops tied to energy efficiency and renewable energy advancements

* 26. Review the above priorities again.  Tell us what additional priorities need to be added.

* 27. Review the above priorities again.  Tell us what priorities listed need to be removed or omitted.

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