Win tickets to Jack Johnson's show at Ascend! We are excited to announce our partnership with Jack Johnson and AllAtOnce.org Join us at Cumberland Transit Thursday April 26 at 7:00pm! □ We'll be showing The Smog of the Sea. Showcasing Port City Brewing for the first time in Tennessee! Partnering up with Paddle Up Nashville for river clean up opportunities! Prizes: 2 Jack Johnson tickets - Cumberland Transit Outdoor Gear - SoundForest TreeShirts - Port City gear - Cold Beers for a cause #beerforacause #nashville #nonprofit #jackjohnson #allatonce @cumberlandtransit @paddleupnashville @portcitybrew
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Check it out! We planted some trees on Paris Ave. a few years ago. They are looking pretty nice this spring! Love to watch them grow!!! What a huge difference they have made along this street.
1. Bag it:I’m happy to live in Hawaii, where plastic bags were recently banned. Although hundreds of American cities have also banned plastic bags, the majority have not. You don’t have to wait for a ban to make the change. Start bringing reusable bags with you on every trip to the store.
2. Take Back the Tap:Plastic water bottles aren’t just a waste, they may also be harmful to your health. Use a reusable water bottle or a glass jar and fill it at the tap.
3. Ditch the Zip:Ditch zip-top bags and plastic wrap for packing up leftovers and use reusable glass containers instead. You can safely reheat them in the microwave too.
4. Pack a Waste-Free Lunch:Go old school…get a retro lunch box and fill it with real food, not a bunch of stuff sealed in plastic.
5. Drift Away from Plastic Packaging:When shopping, buy fewer items packaged in plastic. If an item you want comes in a glass jar or plastic container, choose glass. Instead of buying the plastic wrapped meat or veggies, get the protein from the butcher wrapped in paper…and pack your veggies loose and plastic free in your own reusable bag.
6. Re-Imagine Take-Out:Whether you are ordering take out at a Thai Food restaurant or buying your daily cup of coffee, make sure to leave the house with your own glassware or stainless steel take away containers. Don’t be shy, just present the staff with your reusable gear and ask them to please pack it sustainably.
7. Straws are for Suckers:Do you really need that straw? Bartenders and servers will often give you one by default. When you order, remember to tell them, “No straw, please.” If you really need one, carry your own stainless steel or glass straw.
8. Party Plastic-Free:Treat guests to reusable partyware instead of disposable plates, cups, and cutlery…or try serving finger foods that don’t need utensils. If you throw a BYOB party, have friends BYOC.
9. Clean Up Your Soap Situation:Consider using bar soaps and powders that come with less plastic packaging. If you use liquid, buy in bulk and refill soap containers. Search the ingredients of your toothpaste and facial scrubs and stop using anything with microbeads.
10. Get Active in Legislation & Promote Corporate Responsibility:Join groups like Surfrider, 5Gyres and Upstream and help advocate for extended producer responsibility laws in each and every state. Ask businesses to take responsibility for the products and packaging they are putting out into the world.
SoundForest Tree Farm
Planting trees at the farm! We're planting rows of trees to let them grow at the Nursery. We'll let 'em grow a couple years so they are large enough to transplant into the city.
Planting trees in the city is becoming more important as construction continues to destroy natural areas. Grass and asphalt cover the majority of urban areas. This makes it impossible for tree seeds to take root. Obviously no trees can grow on concrete and asphalt and where there is grass there are mowers. We plant trees in urban settings that are large enough to have an immediate impact. And each year they get larger and provide more benefits to the environment. Help us help the Planet by donating to plant trees in your neighborhood!
It's up to us to teach the next generation about the importance of taking care of the environment. Springtime is the right time to get out side and plant a tree or a garden with your little ones! Ask us about ways to teach your kids about the importance of planting trees or planting a small garden in your yard!
Today we potted trees before they leaf out. This will allow us a bit more time to get them in the ground in April!
Working along Gale Lane to plant some power-line approved trees! We are super excited about the new sidewalk on Gale between 12 Ave South and Belmont Blvd. We have already seen it being used by so many people. It is awesome to start adding some trees to the mix. These trees will help buffer traffic from the side walk and provide shade in the summer. This shade will not only cool things down in summer to make it more walker friendly by filtering direct sunlight it will actually prevent reflective heat from the sun bouncing off the pavement and asphalt. Huge thanks to the Belmont Animal Hospital for their donation to help plant these trees!
We are continuing our work to plant trees along Historic Belmont Blvd. in Nashville. This is a great opportunity to showcase what trees can do for walkable neighborhoods. These street trees provide shade along sidewalks during the summer. This shade reduces direct sunlight and cuts down reflective heat lowering temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees in the summer. They also provide a buffer between traffic and the sidewalks. Multiple studies show that when streets are lined with trees traffic slows down. We are excited to see these trees grow and provide beauty for our community for generations to come.
New TreeShirts are in!
Check out our new design! Every Tee helps plant trees! Available now in Nashville at Cumberland Transit!!!
Mayor Megan Barry signing executive order to plant and protect trees in Nashville!
I. Metro Nashville’s Urban Tree Canopy is a utility that improves air quality, manages stormwater, supports public health, provides economic benefits, and increases quality of life for Nashville residents. This utility shall be managed as an asset, with tree protection and expansion programs that also provide flexibility to ensure development can continue throughout Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.