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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…
May 1, 2017 marks the 7th anniversary of a natural disaster that devastated Nashville, mourned 11 lives lost, saw $2…
Socket was curious about the origins and impact of Earth Day, so we did a little digging! (But not enough…
… Save precious water … Reduce stormwater runoff … Mitigate flooding and drought … Reduce pollution to local streams and…
Green Spring Cleaning Spring is finally here! It’s time to open up windows and air out the stuffiness of wintertime.…
Spring is just around the corner, peeking out from behind those winter clouds more and more each week. Soon the…
Happy Valentine’s Day, Planet Earth! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This romantic holiday is highly anticipated by some…
Despite efforts to reduce Nashville's greenhouse gas emissions in recent years, levels remain largely flat, and the city's rising traffic…
Fall and Winter Energy Saving Tips With fall upon us and the familiar chill of winter creeping in, it is…
Energy Efficient Cooking The holidays are upon us! This means dropping temperatures and more time spent indoors, often entertaining, which…
Green Holidays The Holidays are finally here! Whether you’re having a Happy Hanukah, a Merry Christmas, or a Happy Kwanzaa…
When the Green Ribbon Committee was launched back in 2008, Nashville was set on course to let sustainability guide the…
The Department of General Services (DGS) works to integrate permeable pavers into new construction or building renovations, due to its…
From its construction as an early center for learning in 1860, Howard School was a haven of education. Yet despite…
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