Posts tagged Nashville

Pay More for More Trash?

If you live in the urban area of Nashville, you could be paying more for trash pick up if you have a lot of garbage. Read about in The Tennessean. This policy has been adopted in other cities, and I’m glad to see Nashville joining the program.

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Mayor Karl Dean's Pledge

If you live in Davidson County, Tennessee, you can pledge to make Nashville a green city: www.nashville.gov/green. Pledging is fine, but doing it is cool. I just took the pledge and I was the 129th person to do so.

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Mayor Karl Dean’s Pledge

If you live in Davidson County, Tennessee, you can pledge to make Nashville a green city: www.nashville.gov/green. Pledging is fine, but doing it is cool. I just took the pledge and I was the 129th person to do so.

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Volunteer on May 14

The Metro Beautification Environment Commission needs groups of volunteers for the Great American Clean Up event in downtown Nashville on May 14. Here are the facts:

NASHVILLE’S GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP EVENT
THE TENNESSEE BICENTENNIAL MALL
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 8 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – PLEASE JOIN US!

Be one of the 1,000 + volunteers coming to Nashville
from all 95 counties in the State of Tennessee

Participate in cleanup projects, beautification projects, litter pick up, waterway cleanups and more

The MBEC needs groups from all over Tennessee. Contact vickie.ingram@nashville.gov.

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Earth Hour

Lots of great events are scheduled for the next few months. Here is something that Atlanta did last year that Nashville can do this year:

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Great American Clean Up

There will be an announcement today from Keep America Beautiful about the Great American Clean Up and Nashville at noon. More from me tonight.

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The Presidential Debate Has Come to Nashville

Blogging will be minimal tonight, as I’m prepping to watch the debate live from my home town, Nashville, Tenn. I just watched Lou Dobbs interview Mitt Romney, who is in Nashville. This is the biggest political event in Nashville since Richard Nixon played the piano at the Grand Ole Opry in 1974.

For the first time in months, it rained all day.

Let’s see who blinks, or winks, first tonight.

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Gas Crisis in Nashville, Tenn.

Everyone is panicking in Nashville because the gas stations are on empty. We have two almost full tanks in our household and have been driving conservatively all summer. I bought a full tank last Sunday, and the husband bought a full tank on Tuesday.

This reminds me of a snow storm prediction, when Nashvillians make a run on the grocery stores to grab bread, milk and beer. Everyone is filling up the tanks and hoarding gas.

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Selling Jesus Via Trash

Nothing sells better in Nashville than Jesus. I venture to guess that even country music doesn’t come close. There are no rules when selling Jesus. These folks distributed their postcards illegally on the mailboxes in my neighborhood and stole their slogan from Nationwide:

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Blue Glove: Trash

Since there are lots of hospitals in Nashville, I occasionally find surgical gloves on the street. No way would I touch any object that could have been used to probe or operate on another’s body, but I don’t mind photographing it.

I know that there is a medical waste plant somewhere in the city. I think the diseased tonsils, gall bladders, assorted uteri with dangling ovaries, various glands, placentae and whatever else is removed in the many operating rooms in this city are burned there.

But what happens to the paper dress with the matching paper blanket that I was given at the gynecologist this morning and the paper covering the examining table?

As a second thought, I’m glad I just found the glove on the street.

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