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
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.
Sarah and Trinity are Opportunity NOW interns with the Sustainability Division this summer. Opportunity NOW is Nashville’s youth employment initiative, working to provide young people in Davidson County access to employment.
Sarah recently graduated from Martin Luther King Magnet school and is headed to Vanderbilt University in the fall. Trinity is a rising junior at LEAD Academy.
Maryam Muhammad is the Division of Sustainability’s Summer 2018 intern. She assists in coordinating the Division’s city-wide initiatives, developing its website and social media presence, and researching sustainability practices on multiple levels. A rising junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Engineering Science with concentrations in Civil and Environmental Engineering, she hopes to explore the policy and outreach side of developing sustainable systems.