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.

30 Little Changes that Go a Long Way

Every year on April 22, people around the world take action to amplify environmental solutions. When it comes to living sustainably, a little change goes a long way. Here are 30 actions you can take this Earth Month.

7 Black Environmentalists Working Toward a Sustainable Future

Although the most visible champions for sustainability are white, communities of color are ore likely to be alarmed or concerned about climate change than whites. Because of systemic racism, Black Americans are disproportionately impacted by environmental stressors. Get familiar with these seven Black environmentalists fighting for a sustainable future.

5 Ways to Reduce Valentine’s Day Waste

Approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every year, not including the packaged cards that tend to be exchanged in classrooms. This makes Valentine’s Day the second largest holiday for card giving after Christmas. Unfortunately, this also translates to increased global waste. Consider these five ways you can reduce your waste while spreading the love this year.

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