Right from its earliest days, TVA protected the environment by teaching farmers how to stop soil erosion, helping restore forests, and assisting the states in controlling water pollution. Here are a few ways TVA is working today to keep our air, water, and land clean.
Protecting Wildlife Habitats
TVA manages thousands of acres of land along the waterways of the Tennessee River Valley. One important goal is to protect places that animals depend on for food and shelter. Find out what TVA does to preserve wildlife habitats.
Fish, plants, people—all living creatures depend on clean water. Read about how TVA works to protect our water.
See how TVA gets power from the sun. Six solar sites are at schools and colleges. And learn about TVAs green power program, which makes electricity from sources that help keep the environment clean.
Cleaning Up the Air
TVA has spent about $5.4 billion to control the release of chemicals from its coal-burning power plants. Read about emission controls.
You can set up a rain barrel to collect the water that runs off your roof and use it water the lawn or wash the car. Find out why rain barrels are such a good idea.