Join Socket and the Department of General Services as we partner with the Metro Planning Department and Tennessee Department of Health to help transform Broadway's parking spots into mini-parks, filled with seating, games, and more. Learn more about this annual tradition here: https://www.civicdesigncenter.org/events/parking-day
Join Socket for fun from across the globe at this year's Celebrate Nashville Festival. Read more here.
Join Socket again this year for the annual Urban Runoff 5K walk/run in Shelby Park. More info here.
Join Socket Friday, June 29 from 12:30-2:30 with the Nashville Predators to celebrate the construction of a brand new ice rink in Bellevue!
Join Socket at our booth at Waterfest -- a free family festival celebrating and connecting children to our local waters. There will be waterslides, music, dancing, educational exhibits, prizes, and more! Learn more here.
Trees are one of the most integral components of the urban landscape. Trees sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, improve air quality, reduce soil erosion by catching precipitation in their leaf canopies, and lower air temperatures in urban areas – among many other things.
When we think health, we typically think of nutrition and exercise, but we often forget about our mind. Health encompasses both the body and mind. Here are some tips to bring “whole” health to your day.
As Socket relaxed under a shade tree recently, he began to wonder: “Why do we celebrate trees each year on Arbor Day?” Socket did some digging and revealed the answers!
April is Earth Month and each of us plays a role in conserving our planet’s natural resources. Fortunately, we can start with something as simple as a trip to the grocery store. Here are some practical tips from Socket to make your next grocery run a green and fun one!
Can you remember the last time you saw a dark night sky, full of stars and planets, in vivid detail? For many of us living in the world’s cities, the answer may be “no” or “never.” When we think of pollution, we don’t often think of the lights that line our streets and illuminate our buildings. This week is International Dark Sky Week, so let’s dive into some related questions: what is light pollution, what are its effects, and how can we manage it?