Nashville’s Earth Day Celebration at Centennial Park was a family day of eco-friendly activities and information. Many groups were able to participate including The Way to Happiness Foundation.
When Earth Day began in 1970, it was the spark of a movement for the environment. Today, there are numerous groundbreaking laws focused on care of the Earth and making it more livable. “More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world,” according to earthday.org.
The Nashville Chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation (TWTH) was happy to partake in the festivities and excitement at the Earth Day Celebration in Nashville, TN on April 19th. “We are reaching out to people to show them ways to improve their lives and the lives of others around them. That is what The Way to Happiness is all about.” says Rev. Brian Fesler, who coordinates the Nashville TWTH chapter.
TWTH was officially launched in Nashville in the Summer of 2009. An international organization, The Way to Happiness Foundation is based on the book of the same title by L. Ron Hubbard which was written in 1981. The book covers twenty-one precepts to better survival in today’s world, such as “Don’t Do Anything Illegal” and “Take Care of Yourself.”
There are two precepts in the book that apply specifically to events such as Earth Day. These are “Set a Good Example” and “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment.” The first is quite clear. The second goes into more detail: “The idea that one has a share in the planet and that one can and should help care for it may seem very large and, to some, quite beyond reality. But today what happens on the other side of the world, even so far away, can effect what happens in your own home.”
For more information on the Earth Day festival, visit nashvilleearthday.org. For more information on The Way to Happiness, visit thewaytohappiness.org.