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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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Dispatches from the Field: Bonnaroo Works Fund Environmental Inequity Panel Discussion

By Bethany Edwards | July 17, 2023

Urban Green Lab hosted a panel at Bonnaroo on the impact of environmental inequity. Read a summary of the panel and learn why we must prioritize environmental justice in this blog.

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Dispatches from the Field: Bonnaroo Works Fund Sustainable Consumption Panel Discussion

By Bethany Edwards | July 11, 2023

Urban Green Lab hosted a panel at Bonnaroo on sustainable consumption and how to shop sustainably. Read a summary of the panel and why where you choose to spend your money is important in this blog.

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A Vote for the Environment – A Voter Resource for Nashville’s 2023 Mayoral Election

By UGL-Staff | June 30, 2023

As you decide who to vote for in the 2023 Nashville Mayoral election, Urban Green Lab provides environmental priorities to keep in mind when assessing candidates.

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