The One Degree Shift pledge is part of the Rivive! Nashville movement and is designed to spark small changes in behaviors that add up to big results when it comes to the health and safety of the streams and rivers in Nashville.
With more than 80 people moving to Nashville each day and 250 miles of Nashville’s waterways already in need of repair, the area’s continued rate of growth threatens to place unimaginable demands on our natural water resources, unless we do something today.
The Rivive! Nashville movement was started to bring attention to this and to solve problems before they begin.
Help keep Nashville's streams and rivers healthy for wildlife and recreation.
Help ensure all Nashville residents have access to clean water.
Join the Rivive! Nashville movement to address water issues now before they become a problem.
So that we can send you more information and tips, we need to get your contact info. Don't worry we won't bug you that often.
Review the six pledges below, and choose the one you want. We will email you more information including helpful tips to get you going.
We love your enthusiasm! This pledge campaign is designed around baby steps. Focusing exclusively on one change, or shift, at a time makes it much more likely for it not to get in the way of your life or take too much of your time… thus potentially becoming a normal part of your life that you continue to do long after the pledge campaign ends.
my dog's waste and help prevent pathogens from entering nearby streams
Unlike cow manure, which is 100% plant-based, dog diets can largely consist of meat-based products which can make the waste highly acidic—and can even kill vegetation including grass.
Dog waste is also known to harbor a plethora of bacteria, and when washed into nearby waterways can contaminate water with E. Coli and other pathogens.
In 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed dog waste as a non-point source pollutant.
one or more Rivive! events listed on our events calendar
Whether you are looking to volunteer for a stream cleanup, attend a discussion, take a wildlife class or find out about public meetings concerning water issues, our calendar will provide countless ways for you to participate and support Rivive! Nashville.
And please bring a friend!Visit the calendar
one or more trees or shrubs to help store excess water
One large tree can release 100 or more gallons of water back into the atmosphere in a single day through a process called transpiration. Some trees, like the Baobab tree in Madagascar, can store more than 30,000 gallons of water.
We increase flooding when we remove trees and pave over areas once dense with vegetation. If one tree can hold 100 gallons of water, think of the impact wiping out an entire forest can have on flooding.
my property using best practices for healthy streams and waterways
Practically everything we do on land impacts a nearby stream. It is up to property owners to reduce these impacts as much as possible in order to ensure our streams remain healthy and support life.
Loose soil can be washed into streams after a heavy rain, which can make it difficult for aquatic creatures to breathe.
Mowing too close to streams can harm the stream’s buffer zone which is needed to reduce erosion and reduce flooding.
...and many many more things we do in our yards impact our water.
Want to have a positive impact? Choose this pledge and we’ll show you how.
of all hazardous household waste using safe and approved methods
When we dispose of household chemicals by pouring them down the drain, flushing them down the toilet or simply letting them run down our driveways, they have to end up somewhere.
Cosmetics, batteries, paint, motor oil, cleaning products and even prescription drugs can all find their way into nearby waterways and affect our drinking water.
Choose this pledge to learn how to properly dispose of household chemicals.
excess rain water by creating a rain garden or installing a rain barrel
Slowing the flow of stormwater runoff on its way to entering a stream has many benefits. It helps prevent flash floods and erosion of stream banks. It also reduces the amount of trash, chemicals, and nutrients that get swept into streams in fast moving water.
Building a rain garden and installing a rain barrel are two popular ways to capture stormwater.
Choose this pledge and we will show you how to do both.
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