Socket, Nashville’s Sustainability Outlet is the interactive sustainability education program of the Division of Sustainability for Metro Nashville’s Department of General Services (DGS). Socket educates Metro employees and the general Nashville public about sustainable efforts of both DGS and Metro by connecting them directly to sustainability initiatives while also educating and inspiring sustainable practices at work and at home.
Because General Services’ Sustainability Division leads innovative, green building strategies and practices throughout the department, Socket represents a holistic take on sustainability, incorporating content in eight areas including water, waste, energy, wellness, food, greenspace, mobility and design/build. These eight areas are integrated throughout the department’s projects and operations with the goal to reduce energy, waste, carbon and greenhouse gas emissions while also educating Metro employees and the Nashville community about sustainability.
The Socket program is robust and aims to be Nashville’s sustainability Outlet by being informative, engaging, and accessible anytime, anywhere by website, digital interactive kiosks, social media and community outreach. With live energy feeds, educational videos and games, and sustainable living tips for the community, Socket is creating awareness, changing behavior and engaging the people of Nashville to help shape a sustainable city for generations to come.
Socket the Dog mascot loves being out in the community teaching his fellow Nashvillians about sustainability. Check out our events to find out where you might find Socket next!