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Trees are one of the most integral components of the urban landscape. Trees sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, improve…
When we think health, we typically think of nutrition and exercise, but we often forget about our mind. Health encompasses…
As Socket relaxed under a shade tree recently, he began to wonder: “Why do we celebrate trees each year on…
April is Earth Month and each of us plays a role in conserving our planet’s natural resources. Fortunately, we can…
Can you remember the last time you saw a dark night sky, full of stars and planets, in vivid detail?…
Our health and the health of our planet are inextricably intertwined. When we take a walk in the woods or…
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…
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