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Borrow Instead of Buy
Join us for a discussion with Nashville Public Library’s Donelson Branch staff—Ryan Darrow, Library Branch Manager, and Bailey Battilla, Adult Librarian—to learn about the importance of sharing common household items to reduce the need to buy new.Read More
Join fellow B Corps and mission-driven businesses to learn & connect at the first ever in-person B Leadership Development (BLD) conference in the Southeast. September 21-22, 2023 in Raleigh, NC.Read More
Our Classrooms division is all about turning classrooms into spaces for exploring and demonstrating sustainable living early in life.
The Households Division creates sustainable living education systems that inspire residents and families to be part of the solution.
The Workplaces Division builds a community and culture of sustainable workplace behaviors in businesses large and small throughout Nashville.
The Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative is growing a movement of environmental justice learning that protects Nashville's most marginalized communities.
Urban Green Lab is partnering with organizations to develop and implement strategies and tools as models for cities across the country.
Dispatches from the Field: The Elephant Sanctuary
When you think of an elephant’s habitat, what comes to mind? Our guess is that Tennessee is low on your list. However, to the surprise of many, Hohenwald, TN is …
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Dispatches from the Field: Tennessee’s First Regenerative Organic Certified Farm
Learn about Tennessee’s First Regenerative Organic Certified FarmRead More
Beyond the B: The Power of the B Corp Community for Sustainable Change
What’s in a sustainable business? We think it’s much more than offsetting carbon, going plastic-neutral, or paying above the minimum wage.Read More
10 Black Leaders in Sustainability You Should Know
Black leaders have long been at the front line of the battle for our planet’s health – against climate change and for food and environmental justice issues. Sustainability cannot be separated from issues of race, because communities of color are more likely to suffer the direct impacts of climate change. In honor of Black History Month, here are 10 Black leaders in the sustainability movement whose work has positively benefited all of us.Read More
In the News
Mayor, Water Services Announce Start of Every Other Week Curbside Recycling for Nashville Residents
Today, Mayor John Cooper announced plans that starting on Monday, January 30, 2023, Nashville Metro Water Services (MWS) will provide Nashville residents with every other week curbside recycling pickup services.Read More
New Food Waste Mural Revealed in Green Hills
Urban Green Lab, in partnership with NRDC and Kroger, revealed a new mural on the Bandywood Drive side of the Kroger in Green Hills to celebrate the beauty of food and inspire shoppers to reduce food waste. Urban Green Lab is a local nonprofit that teaches communities to live sustainably.Read More
NPL Becoming an “Urban Green Lab”
Once the NPL Sustainability Committee formed in 2021, we were fortunate to connect with Urban Green Lab (UGL). Through a series of Zoom meetings with the Sustainability Committee, Jackie Goodwin, UGL’s Sustainable Workplaces Manager, oriented our team to the sustainability landscape in Nashville and led us through an assessment so we could see what areas we needed to focus on. In addition, NPL is in the process of joining UGL’s Nashville Sustainability Roundtable, which is “dedicated to guiding workplaces to be more sustainable.Read More