S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students learning about soil testing. This is one of many hands-on learning experiences Urban Green Lab has planned as part of partnership with Metro Public Schools.
Urban Green Lab advisory council member Trazana Staples (L) and board member Jennifer Barrie, adding ideas at our first design charrette.
At the Nissan / Urban Green Lab press conference, September 27, 2011. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean discusses the unique partnership between Nissan, Urban Green Lab and various Metro Nashville departments to help make Nashville the “greenest city in the Southeast.”
Follow the latest news and progress on Urban Green Lab—Nashville’s first hub for sustainable living. Urban Green Lab is an 501(c)(3) corporation.
Urban Green Lab is Nashville’s first nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our city through sustainability. We fill a gap by offering programs that inspire people of all ages to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives. Our workshops – on everything from green building to urban agriculture – spark positive changes at home and work that save money, improve health, and conserve resources.
Through partnerships with local businesses, government, and nonprofits, we expand our reach in offering this needed service, and team with local colleges to monitor our impact.
With your help – as a volunteer, donor, or participant – we are building a community-based movement in Nashville.
Nashvillians can participate in Urban Green Lab activities to learn more about sustainability, green jobs, health and the environment. Experts lead hands-on workshops for people of all ages on a range of topics, from home weatherization to urban agriculture, which help citizens reduce their environmental impact, save money, and improve the health of their families. Urban Green Lab showcases techniques for green design, urban gardening, and sustainable living through interactive displays.
In 2014, Urban Green Lab is building the city’s first mobile sustainability laboratory. This vehicle, outfitted with interactive exhibits and green technologies, will travel to schools, businesses, and community events across Nashville. Our mobile lab will enable us to reach diverse and underserved populations and to enhance schools’ science and technology curricula.
Urban Green lab is unique in many ways. This first-of-its-kind-in-Nashville organization is designed to “bridge the gap” between thinking and doing and, in the process, move sustainability from concept to daily reality for an increasing number of citizens. The Lab's physical manifestation - a mobile learning lab being designed and built right now - will embody the principles of sustainability, offering “teachable moments” at every turn. Urban Green Lab’s innovative partnering model that includes Nissan as our Founding Partner, nonprofits, small businesses, places of worship, community centers and other institutions, focuses on facilitating programming that will have a measurable impact on the lives of people in the Nashville community and beyond.
The ultimate value in Urban Green Lab stems from engaging numerous community constituencies in a variety of fun and interesting activities that lead to more sustainable living practices. Urban Green Lab offers cutting-edge programming for Nashville public schools and create ongoing educational, mentoring and relationship-building opportunities. Urban Green Lab serves as an engine for engaging individual citizens and catalyzing a culture of sustainability - connecting past, present, and future generations through the sharing of experience and knowledge..
You can get involved in many ways. Please tell your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues about Urban Green Lab, and encourage them to visit our website and “Like” us on Facebook. You can also contact us and let us know what programs you’d like to see organized by Urban Green Lab. You can make a tax-deductible donation in support of our work or, if you represent a company or philanthropic foundation and would like to get involved, please email our Executive Director at email@example.com. Thank you!