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New EPA Report Highlights Climate Impacts of Wasted Food

For the first time in its history, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a quantitative report underscoring the importance of reducing food waste to address climate change. This initial report analyzes the environmental impacts of food loss and waste (FLW) throughout the food supply chain—from farm to kitchen.

3 Major Keys for Sustainable Holiday Travel

Although it appears that COVID-19 will remain a concern for the time being, many travelers are making plans for the holidays again. Here are three major keys to making sure your winter travel has the smallest possible negative impact on our global ecosystem.

Seema Prasad on Sustainable Choices

Seema Prasad is the proprietor of Nashville’s Miel Restaurant, where she supports a greener Nashville through composting, recycling and sourcing meat, dairy & produce from local farmers. Here she shares what drives her sustainable choices.

#FindYourLab with Christina Langone

Originally from Saugus, Massachusetts, Christina Langone is a proud first-generation college student who understands the importance of education and following your own path. As Urban Green Lab’s newest Sustainability Education Manager, she’s tasked with leading our Sustainable Classrooms and Students in Sustainability programs and showing learners everywhere how a little change goes a long way.

#FindYourLab with Jacqueline Goodwin

Jacqueline Goodwin is the new Sustainable Workplaces Manager at Urban Green Lab. She oversees the Urban Green Lab Certification Program and the Nashville Sustainability Roundtable. An avid reader, traveler, and coffee drinker, Jackie tells us how she makes a little change go a long way.

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.

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