Earth Day 2021

Enjoy Earth Day with TVA

Join us in celebrating Earth Day by learning how to make green choices and helping to clean up public waterways and lands.

Use Less Energy & Lower Your Energy Bill

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Take a virtual workshop to learn about easy ways to save energy

Home Energy Workshop
April 22, 2021, 12:30 p.m. CT

EnergyRight Monsters
April 22, 10:30 a.m. CT

Our colorful cast of monster friends teach kids where energy comes from, the ways we use energy in our lives every day and how they can help their families save energy and money around the house. For kids aged 5-12. 

Find and compare energy-efficient products and appliances

Before you make your next appliance purchase, be sure to visit the EnergyRight Marketplace. You can compare products based on energy efficiency rating, read reviews and track prices to make sure you get the best deal.

Discover where your home is wasting energy and how to save

If you’re not sure where to start on your energy-saving journey, we recommend our Home Energy Evaluation. With both virtual and in-person options, an expert Home Energy Advisor will evaluate ten areas of your home to determine where you might be wasting energy and give you a customized report with suggestions to save. You’ll also receive a free Home Energy Starter Kit in the mail!

And when you’re ready to tackle your energy efficiency upgrades, find a trained, vetted contractor in your area through our Quality Contractor Network.

Get energy-saving advice and tips for your home

We offer a range of educational resources to help you save energy around the house, whether you’re a weekend warrior or ready to invest in upgrades.

We also have energy efficiency solutions and resources for your business.

 

Learn About the Power of Electric Vehicles

electric car charging

Electric vehicles (EV) are more powerful, efficient and affordable than you might realize. Our EV website has easy-to-use tools that can help you compare available electric vehicle models, find a charger near you and calculate how much you could save by making the switch.

Event Name: EV Showcase and Ride & Drive
Date: April 17, 2021
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free!
Where: The Pinnacle, 567 Pinnacle Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620 (Best Buy Parking lot)
Description of the event: On Saturday, April 17, the Appalachian Highlands DET Chapter will host an outdoor, socially distanced EV showcase and Ride & Drive at The Pinnacle in Bristol, TN in the parking lot next to Best Buy (called the “Pinnacle Overlook” area). The event will be held from 10am to 3pm ET and strictly adhere to CDC guidelines for COVID safety protocols. Click here for more information or to register.

Event Name: EV Earth Day Event
Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 9 am – 3 pm ET
Cost: Free!
Where: Appalachian Electric Cooperative, 1109 Hill Dr., New Market, TN 37820 (AEC’s Front Parking Lot)
Description of the event: On Thursday, April 22, Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) and Morristown Utilities are joining together to host an outdoor, socially distanced EV Earth Day event at AEC’s site in New Market, TN in their front parking lot. There will be a handful of different EV models for folks to see, touch and learn about electric vehicles and the positive benefits they can bring to our environment. The event, in cooperation with TVA will be held from 9am to 3pm ET and strictly adhere to CDC guidelines for COVID safety protocols.

 

Commit to Renewable Energy Sources

girl at solar panel

Make the choice to power your home with renewable energy with TVA Green.

Green Switch provides the easiest solution for customers to power their homes or businesses through 100% renewable energy. For as little as $2 per month, you can match some or all of your current electricity use with a mix of solar, wind and biomass generation sources located in the Valley. Benefits: no long-term commitment, no upfront cost, no additional infrastructure and Green-e® certified.

Solar Calculator – Is a solar system right for you?

If you’re considering solar, our calculator can help you make an informed decision when considering installing a solar system on your home or small business.

Green Connect – Are you ready to commit to solar panels?

Green Connect is a free program that provides access to objective information and a network of quality installers, plus installation verifications to ensure your system is installed to TVA Green Connect standards.

We also have renewable energy solutions for your business!

 

Volunteer for Cleanup Events

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At TVA, Earth Day is not just one day—we spend the entire month of April hosting and sponsoring numerous river cleanups and participating in community Earth Day celebrations throughout the Tennessee Valley. Please help us with cleaning up the Tennessee River watershed!

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful - 3rd Annual Grand Slam on Pickwick Lake

April 9, 2021, noon - 4:00 p.m. CT
State Line boat ramp (GPS coordinates: 34.99724, -88.25076)
Counties: Hardin, Tenn. and Toshomingo, MS
Contact: [email protected]

VOLUNTEER LIMIT IN BOAT: 20-40; REQUIRED TO BRING: MASK, BOTTLED WATER, CLOSED-TOED SHOES, PANTS RECOMMENDED TO WEAR: SUNBLOCK & BUG SPRAY. Celebrate our 3rd annual ‘Grand Slam Cleanup’ series with our partners at Living Lands & Waters. This cleanup series is part of Keep a.m. erica Beautiful’s ‘Great American Cleanup.’

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful - 3rd Annual Grand Slam on Wilson Lake

April 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - noon
TVA Fleet boat launch near Wilson Dam
Counties: Lauderdale and Colbert, AL
Contact: [email protected]

Description: VOLUNTEER LIMIT IN BOAT: 20-40; REQUIRED TO BRING: MASK, BOTTLED WATER, CLOSED-TOED SHOES, PANTS RECOMMENDED TO WEAR: SUNBLOCK & BUG SPRAY. Celebrate our 3rd annual ‘Grand Slam Cleanup’ series with our partners at Living Lands & Waters on Wilson Lake. This cleanup series is part of Keep a.m. erica' Beautiful’s ‘Great American Cleanup.’

Dash for Trash

April 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Vienna Coffee (212 College St., Maryville, Tenn.)
County: Blount County, Tenn.
Contact: [email protected]

Quick, hour-long cleanup contest to see who can pick up the most trash. Held in partnership with Little River Watershed Association.

Explore the Cumberland & Litter Pickup

April 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. CT
Red River Canoe (8002 Highway 41 N, Adams, Tenn.)
County: Van Buren, Tenn.
Contact: [email protected]

Join the Cumberland River Compact for a weekend of camping, kayaking, and cleaning up the Red River.

Cherokee Lake Users Association Cleanup

April 14, 2021, 9:00 a.m. CT
Chelaque Estates
County: Hawkins, Tenn.
Contact: Donna Dunn at [email protected] or 631-495-0031

Join the Cherokee Lake Users Association for their annual cleanup.

Explore the Cumberland & Litter Pickup

April 17, 2021, 11:00 a.m. CT
Rock Island State Park (82 Beach Road, Rock Island, Tenn.)
County: Montgomery, Tenn.
Contact: [email protected]

Join the Cumberland River Compact for a weekend of camping, recreation, and environmental stewardship to target remote sites of persistent and problematic litter on the Caney River.

Cherokee Lake Power Cleanup

April 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Quarryville Boat Ramp (off Hwy. 11W, near Mooresburg, Tenn.)
County: Hawkins, Tenn.
Contact: [email protected]

Join Holston Electric Cooperative for a cleanup on Cherokee Lake

South Knoxville Community Cleanup

April 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sam Duff Park (4060 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, Tenn.)
County: Knox, Tenn.
Contact: [email protected]

Join Keep Knoxville Beautiful for a cleanup in the South Knoxville community area.

Marbut Bend Nature Walk

April 21, 2021, 8:00 -10:00 a.m. CT
Marbut Bend Trail
County: Limestone, AL
Contact: Leigh Patterson, [email protected]

Join us for a nature walk at the Marbut Bend Trail

Clean McMinnville

April 24, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - noon
Check in at Smooth River Outfitters (245 Barren Street, McMinnville, Tenn.)
County: Warren, Tenn.
Contact: Paige Chastain, [email protected]

Let’s get the Barren Fork River ready for the busy tourist/paddling season ahead by cleaning it up!

Keep Blount Beautiful, Earth Day Recycling

April 24, 2021, noon - 2:00 p.m.
First Baptist-Maryville (202 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, Tenn.)
County: Blount, Tenn.
Contact: Brittney Whipple, [email protected]

Join Keep Blount Beautiful for an annual collection event for hard-to-recycle items for proper recycling or reuse.

Nottely Spring Cleanup

April 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Lakeside Village Meeting Center and Dock
County: Union, GA
Contact: Lynn Varian at [email protected]

Join Lake Nottely Improvement Association for the Spring Lake Cleanup on April 24th meeting at Lakeside Village meeting center and dock. We will meet up, discuss where cleanup crews are needed, and boat out to predetermined areas around 9 a.m. Trash bags, grabbers, and gloves are provided to all volunteers.

Boone Lake Association Cleanup

April 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Winged Deer Park in Bristol, Tenn.
County: Sullivan and Washington, Tenn.
Contact: [email protected]

The 2021 Annual Boone Lake Cleanup will be happening on Saturday April 24 and will involve more collection sites this year since the water levels will allow boats to reach more areas.