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I Never Thought of Tennessee as a Prairie State–I Was Wrong.

By Jess Awh | May 13, 2024

Read our latest blog post written by the Cumberland River Compact to learn why we should protect our grasslands and what Nashville residents can do to help.

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Environmental Justice is Social Justice

By Karissa Hampton | April 29, 2024

Each quarter, our UGL Volunteers learn about a topic in sustainability, and this quarter we are learning more about environmental justice. This blog is an excerpt of content shared with our UGL Volunteers.

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Tips for Dining Deliberately

By UGL-Staff | April 9, 2024

As we host the Nashville Earth Day Restaurant Challenge, here are a few tips for dining more deliberately at a restaurant or at home.

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2024 Earth Day Events in Nashville

By UGL-Staff | April 2, 2024

If you’re looking for how to celebrate Earth Month or Earth Day in Nashville, Urban Green Lab has a roundup of different ways to celebrate the beauty of our planet and learn about solutions that make our planet, its people, and their prosperity a top priority.

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Urban Green Lab Publishes 2023 Annual Report

By Katie Miller | March 5, 2024

Urban Green Lab shares the 2023 Annual Report showcasing program achievements and stories from stakeholders

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11 Books About Sustainability to Add to Your Reading List

By Erin Bloom | March 4, 2024

Book recommendations to learn more about sustainability for all reading levels

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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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