Several East Tennessee faith communities held a vigil for climate change in Market Square Sunday afternoon.
Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light advocates for effective climate protection policies. During the vigil, supporters offered a spiritual response through prayer and song.
Participants urged TVA to make changes to some of its coal plants. S.P.E.A.K. Co-President Eric McAnley said he hopes this vigil sparks a catalyst for change.
"Our main goal for this meeting is to move TVA to one percent energy efficiency and that starts with a community of believers realizing that we need to start doing our own energy efficiencies in our church and in our homes."
Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light the state affiliate of a nationwide network of faith communities, which work to offer a spiritual response to climate change.