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Whether you celebrated Punxsutawney Phil’s findings this year or not, it is likely that Nashville will face a bit more…
Department of General Services' Sustainability Overview The ultimate mission of the Department of Metro General Services is to provide beautiful,…
The average Nashville resident drives 34.7 miles per day and spends 34 hours per year sitting in traffic. Just 3%…
Winter is definitely here, but the days and hours we can spend outdoors in daylight are growing by minutes each…
“By being creative with food waste, utilizing compostable materials, and developing a composting/recycling program a restaurant can save considerable dollars…
The many acres of greenspace managed by Metro General Services represent beautiful landscapes and help protect our water quality. A…
Photo by Katherine Bomboy The following information is provided as information for our users and does not constitute an endorsement…
Fall is finally here! But what do you do with all the brightly-colored autumn leaves and summer growth now faded?…
 Halloween is full of creativity and spooky fun. This year, make sure the holiday is a treat – not a…
In honor of Energy Efficiency Day 2017, Freddie Adom, the Department of General Services' Energy Manager, provides a window into…
Would you like to enjoy the benefits of using solar energy for your home electricity needs? Have you investigated how…
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has developed an initiative called “Shrink Your Dorm Print,” which aims to…
Julie Hornsby was a 2017 summer intern through Opportunity Now with the Department of General Services, Division of Sustainability. She…
No holiday says “America” more than our beloved 4th of July and nothing is more associated with 4th of July…
Greetings, Socket fans! My name is Michelle Hamman, and I am the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Specialist in the…
Socket would like to wish all dads a Happy Father’s Day this Sunday! No matter how you choose to celebrate…
We’ve all heard of Earth Day, but there is another day designated to remind us that taking care of our…
Socket wishes all moms a happy Mother’s Day! While we celebrate our moms every day of the year, this is…
Every year on May 1, we mark the anniversary of a natural disaster that devastated Nashville, mourned 11 lives lost,…
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