The Way to Happiness is working to inspire all residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee with messages to safeguard and improve the environment.
According to a report by the U.S. National Park Service, it takes an average of 50 years for the environment to break down a tin can, 450 years to break down a plastic bottle, and a million years to break down a glass bottle. This is why the group, The Way to Happiness, is preparing a series of community cleanup projects in the Nashville area.
“Every little bit helps,” says a volunteer for the program, “Plus, we are setting a good example for others who can then decide to do something to improve the environment.”
The Way to Happiness Campaign is centered around the book of the same name by L. Ron Hubbard, which is comprised of 21 precepts, each one predicated on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of others—and that without the survival of others, neither joy nor happiness are attainable. In the two decades since it was authored, some 80 million copies of the book passed hand to hand, thus inspiring an international movement.
One of the concepts in the booklet is “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment,” and it is this message which is broadcast during cleanup events.
In Nashville, the local chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation offers seminars and free copies of the booklet. The group also organizes events and cleanups around the city to help make Nashville a more beautiful and clean environment. For more information, visit thewaytohappiness.org.