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Urban Green Lab Receives 2023 Airbnb Community Fund Grant

By UGL-Staff | February 1, 2024

Urban Green Lab is one of 40 nonprofits to receive a 2023 Airbnb Community Fund Grant. Learn more about how the grant will be used to teach communities to live sustainably.

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How Less Trash Leads to Less Crime in Communities

By Jaffee Judah | January 31, 2024

In low-income areas of Nashville, the correlation between crime and pollution has reached alarming levels, with both issues deeply rooted in historical injustices such as redlining and community divestment. However, …

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Mural that says "Food is energy. Waste less." painted on a store window

Second Food Waste Mural Installed at Patagonia Nashville

By Katie Miller | January 23, 2024

Urban Green Lab, in partnership with Patagonia, placed two murals on the windows of the Patagonia Nashville store to celebrate how food can provide fuel for activity and encourage Nashvillians to waste less food.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Urban Green Lab

By Todd Lawrence | January 8, 2024

In 2009, Urban Green Lab was founded to bring sustainability education to Nashville communities. Over the past 15 years, our commitment to sustainability education has remained the same, but the way that is accomplished has adapted over time. Read more reflections on the past 15 years of Urban Green Lab in our latest blog post.

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Sustainable Gifting Guide

By Bethany Edwards | October 31, 2023

Less is more this holiday season. Read how to celebrate sustainably, and check out our sustainable gifting guide for gift recommendations.

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What is “Climate Optimism?”

By UGL-Staff | October 5, 2023

In this blog, we explore the question of what is climate optimism and share helpful resources for finding positive news about the state of the climate.

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5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste at Home

By UGL-Staff | September 14, 2023

Food is beautiful. How can we waste less food at home? Read five tips to reduce food waste in your kitchen.

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A Student’s Perspective: Cultivating Sustainability in the Classroom

By Erin Bloom | September 7, 2023

Hear from Megh Dixit, a student at Merrol Hyde Magnet High School, who has been working with Urban Green Lab since the winter of 2022 to develop his own environmental science/sustainability course with guidance from our Director of Education, Christina Langone.

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Sustainability + Social and Emotional Learning

By Erin Bloom | August 7, 2023

Urban Green Lab’s Classrooms Division hosted a session on how sustainability connects to social and emotional learning while focusing on empowering individuals to make informed decisions and take individual and collective action to address global challenges like climate change.

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