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We are looking for some great new teammates to help us educate the community about sustainable living. Please visit our Team page or click the links below to learn 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.
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
Food For Thought: Wasted!
Hungry to learn? Join Second Harvest on March 19th for a documentary screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste followed by a brief panel with Urban Green Lab’s Executive Director, Todd Lawrence.Read More
Culturally-centered Nature Programming
Join us on the next episode of Sustainable in the City for an important conversation with Unearthing Joy’s founder, Ashley Brailsford, as we discuss the responsibility we have in the sustainability space to make our work joyful, inclusive, and relevant to the people we are in community with.Read More
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
Environmental experts concerned over construction waste in Nashville
Nashville is known for its constant construction and with that comes a lot of waste. Experts said it’s becoming a problem that is impacting everyone.
In many cases developers and builders are on a deadline. Their goal is to get done and get done as quickly as possible.
But the extra wood, metal and cardboard materials end up in dumpsters, which is impacting the environment which in turns impacts everyone.Read More