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Questions and Answers about Cumberland Green B C

*green.* sounds like a lead into a Green Party site or another corporate green-scam site. Not that, that a Green Party site is bad thing, but the corporate imitations are. Anyway, being lately over used, "green" is just unintentionally misleading. S Sprague

The reason the "Green" is there is for the Green River. The name is a combination of two rivers' watersheds - the Cumberland and the Green Rivers. Looking at the map I think we are more accurately the Cumberland Duck Bioregional Council. The Green River flows through some of southern KY and very northern TN. The Cumberland also runs through northern TN. There are many in our group who do not live in either watershed. My sense is there are more in the Duck watershed than the Green watershed. But that is purely speculation.

Monkey-wrenchin',
Katey

Let us not forget our history here. We were the Cumberland Green Bioregional Council before there was a Tennessee Green Party and long before all this green washing started. The original boundaries were sort of handed to us in 1984 by the national bioregional group. We did change the "borders" a while back to include part of the Tennessee River Valley because of our friends in the Duck and Buffalo River watersheds. I have been calling us the Cumberland Greens for so long I don't know what would happen if we suddenly dropped the "Green". e

TN is a state it, isn't a bioregion. Middle TN, in a way, is a bioregion of Tennessee like the mountains to the east and delta to the west. In representing a bioregion we look to the ecology of place, the watersheds and other geologic formations to define the space, it can also be represented through culture.


The original boundaries were sort of handed to us in 1984 by the national bioregional group. We did change the "borders" a while back to include part of the Tennessee River Valley because of our friends in the Duck and Buffalo River watersheds.

What do you mean by this Eric? How can you change the borders?

As far as I know, there is no actual governing body for the bioregions. The Bioregional Congress doesn't keep track of the individual Bioregions and tell them how to manage themselves. We had the map since 1984 giving us "dominion over" a region that included northern Alabama, central Tennessee, and southern Kentucky; it was named the Cumberland Green Bioregion for the Cumberland River and the Green River of Kentucky. However, the map did not agree with the description since southern Tennessee and northern Alabama watersheds primarily drain into the Tennessee River. So we decided to adopt part of the Tennessee watershed into the description of our Bioregion without actually changing the map. e

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Trns Nsh Jan 18, 2014 Details Session Guide December 30, 2013 10:31 AM martin h.
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Questions and Answers about Cumberland Green B C April 11, 2010 9:16 AM Cindy
Interest survey and info collecting for work teams February 24, 2010 12:40 PM former member
MARCH 6 2010 WINTER GATHERING CLASS DESCRIPTIONS March 3, 2010 8:11 PM Cindy
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BioRegionalISM and Green Culture October 24, 2009 7:45 AM Cindy
Bioregional Congress of the Americas Oct 3-11 2009 February 22, 2009 3:31 PM Cindy
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