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Dispatches from the Field: The Elephant Sanctuary

By Bethany Edwards | June 5, 2023

When you think of an elephant’s habitat, what comes to mind? Our guess is that Tennessee is low on your list. However, to the surprise of many, Hohenwald, TN is …

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Dispatches from the Field: Tennessee’s First Regenerative Organic Certified Farm

By Jacqueline Goodwin | May 5, 2023

Learn about Tennessee’s First Regenerative Organic Certified Farm

Beyond the B: The Power of the B Corp Community for Sustainable Change

By Jacqueline Goodwin | March 7, 2023

What’s in a sustainable business? We think it’s much more than offsetting carbon, going plastic-neutral, or paying above the minimum wage.

10 Black Leaders in Sustainability You Should Know

By Noah Spiegel | February 6, 2023

Black leaders have long been at the front line of the battle for our planet’s health –  against climate change and for food and environmental justice issues. Sustainability cannot be separated from issues of race, because communities of color are more likely to suffer the direct impacts of climate change. In honor of Black History Month, here are 10 Black leaders in the sustainability movement whose work has positively benefited all of us.

Mayor, Water Services Announce Start of Every Other Week Curbside Recycling for Nashville Residents

By Noah Spiegel | January 11, 2023

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.

Seeing Sustainability All Around as Principal for a Day

By Christina Langone | November 3, 2022

On Thursday, October 27th, our Sustainable Classrooms manager, Christina Langone, had the honor of being “Principal for a Day” at Whites Creek High School.

What is an Urban Heat Island?

By UGL-Staff | August 22, 2022

Did you know some urban neighborhoods in Nashville can be up to 17 degrees hotter than in nearby rural areas? Moreover, communities of color are more likely to live in hotter places, putting them at greater risk for heat-related deaths and injuries.⁠

What is Climate Change?

By UGL-Staff | August 8, 2022

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Since the Industrial Revolution, human activity has been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas.

What is Sustainability?

By UGL-Staff | August 7, 2022

Sustainability exists at the intersection of society, the environment, and the economy. Rather than perfection or shame, living sustainably is based on making decisions that preserve natural ecosystems we rely on.

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