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’ first hub for sustainable living. We will offer citizens hands-on educational workshops that focus on sustainable living practices such as urban gardening, home weatherization, energy and water conservation, DIY projects and much more! 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.
Nashvillians will participate in Urban Green Lab activities to learn more about sustainability, green jobs, health and the environment. Experts will lead hands-on workshops for people of all ages on a range of topics, from home weatherization to urban agriculture, which will help citizens reduce their environmental impact, save money, and improve the health of their families. Urban Green Lab will showcase techniques for green design, urban gardening, and sustainable living through interactive displays.
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 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 will stem from engaging numerous community constituencies in a variety of fun and interesting activities that lead to more sustainable living practices. Urban Green Lab will offer cutting-edge programming for Nashville public schools and create ongoing educational, mentoring and relationship-building opportunities. Urban Green Lab will serve 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 email@example.com. Thank you!
2013′s coming to a close, and we’ve had a big year! We’ve increased capacity, launched excellent programs to inspire sustainable living, and settled into a new groove – a strategic plan that focuses on mobile programming and emphasizes partnerships. Read in greater detail about 2013′s highlights by clicking on the [...]
Stop by and join us December 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for an open house celebrating the completion of a high performance home in East Nashville.
Little Green House
1420 Shelby Ave
[ December 12, 2013; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Dear Urban Green Lab supporters:
Eat, drink (local beer), and be merry with friends passionate about sustainable living!
2013′s coming to a close, and Urban Green Lab has had a big year! We’ve increased capacity, launched excellent programs to inspire sustainable living, and settled into a new groove – a strategic plan that focuses on mobile programming [...]
[ December 11, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Join us for the first of many public environmental film screenings at the Cumberland River Center. Please RSVP here to attend. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Donations accepted.
Cumberland River Compact
Sierra Club: Tennessee Chapter
Urban Green Lab
Cumberland River Center
2 Victory Avenue
Join us for a discussion and hands on workshop about eating seasonally, even in winter. Wednesday, December 4th at 6pm at Second Harvest Food Bank, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville. Sign up today to reserve your spot!
We wish to thank all of the donors who have contributed to Urban Green Lab so far.