Do you or any of your kids have the green thumb? A passion for composting? A knack for recycling, perhaps?

Well, now's your chance to enter and win the Summer Sustainability Video Contest sponsored by Socket, a sustainability outreach effort of Metro Nashville's Department of General Services. 

Socket works to educate Metro employees and the citizens of Nashville about sustainability achievements and how to work and live sustainably in eight core areas: waterwastemobilitywellnessfoodgreenspacedesign/ build, and energy. The contest is part of the program's new initiative launched on June 5th, World Environment Day, to celebrate and highlight sustainable practices going on right here in Nashville.

"This is a great activity for kids and parents to do together," says Socket Sustainability & Outreach Manager Jennifer Westerholm.

First, the contest allows family participants to learn from 18 different sustainability experts through submitted videos showcasing their favorite practices. Then, it's the families turn to record their own video.

"We are asking Nashville families to create a short video on their phone, showing how they are sustainable while #SaferAtHome, then upload to our website for a chance to win prizes," Westerholm continues.

Submissions should be 1-2 minutes, shot in landscape mode, and showcasing your sustainable practice at home or in your yard. Prizes include a 50-gallon rain barrel, an 80-gallon compost bin and a one-month membership to Centennial Sportsplex. The first 10 video submissions will also receive a custom Socket water bottle.

For more information, contact Socket at or 615-862-5043.