We teach communities
how to live sustainably.

7 Black Environmentalists Who Truly Made History

The environmental movement has a troubled past with well-known defenders of nature also promoting ideas of white supremacy. However, and not surprisingly, Black leaders have persevered to have a huge impact on the historical and modern conservation movement.

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Systemic Change

We transform institutions like schools, businesses, and nonprofits into "labs" of learning that explore sustainable practice.

Our Strategies

Organize

We organize communities to exchange best practices.

Train

We train communities how to make sustainable choices.

Connect

We connect communities to resources that make a difference.

Food Waste

Urban Green Lab is partnering with organizations to develop and implement strategies and tools as models for cities across the country.

Environmental Justice Training

The Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative is growing a movement of environmental justice learning that protects Nashville's most marginalized communities.

Recent News

Networking On Purpose: How B Corps Are Creating Connections And Building Their Community In The Southeast U.S.

The local community level is where many companies can make the biggest impact, as shown by Certified B Corporations that include community as one of their stakeholders and prioritize local ties and the strength they can provide, especially in times of challenge like they’ve seen in 2020.

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Urban Green Lab Works to Prevent Food Waste at Food Distribution Sites

Urban Green Lab’s Diana Andrew was interviewed by a local news station about food assistance for Metro Nashville Public Schools students and families.

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TSU and UGL partner to create “Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative”

Urban Green Lab and Tennessee State University team up to train about equitable decision-making.

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Statewide Corporate Social Responsibility Event

Chattanooga-based law office has organized and sponsored a virtual workshop on corporate social responsibility. Donations will benefit Urban Green Lab.

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Coffee and Conversations Webinar Series: Food Systems

Diana Andrew has been invited to sit on a panel for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Coffee & Conversations series on Sustainable Living and Equitable Communities in Tennessee.

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Environmental experts frustrated over reusable bag policies

Nicole Brose was interviewed by a local news station about the pandemic’s effect on the environment and changing policies surrounding reusable bags at retail stores.

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Understanding Sustainable Living – CHCA Entrepreneurial Podcast

Diana Andrew was interviewed by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy about all things sustainable living.

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NRDC Food Matters Launches Two Regional Initiatives

The NRDC is moving to the next phase of its work to reduce food waste in cities and Nashville will be one of the two regional hubs!

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Urban Green Lab featured in Local Table Magazine

Urban Green Lab’s own Diana Andrew was selected to write an article on food waste in Local Table Magazine’s Special Green Issue this April.

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Urban Green Lab urges restaurants to donate food

Restaurants across Middle Tennessee are being forced to close their doors because of Covid-19. The Urban Green Lab doesn’t want their food to go to waste.

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