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SUSTAINABLE HOUSEHOLDS

Urban Green Lab’s Households Division works closely with community members, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, faith groups, and more to develop systems of sustainable living education to make sustainability a part of everything we do.

This is accomplished through organizing green teams, conducting personalized trainings, connecting you to resources that help make a difference, and more. Together, we can help make Nashville a more just and sustainable city.

Our Programs

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Sustainable in the City

Hosted by Zero Waste Nashville and Urban Green Lab, Sustainable in the City is a free webinar series featuring presentations and panel discussions with Nashville’s experts in waste and sustainability. Past topics include environmental justice in Nashville, sustainable beverages, the importance of pollinators, and more.

The UGL Volunteers

The UGL Volunteers are Urban Green Lab’s frontline ambassadors working to make Nashville a more sustainable place. On their own time, volunteers connect their friends, families, and neighbors to key educational resources that inspire sustainable choices at home, like saving energy and reducing wasted food.

Woman and a man look at a resource together
Woman and a man look at a resource together

The UGL Volunteers

The UGL Volunteers are Urban Green Lab’s frontline ambassadors working to make Nashville a more sustainable place. On their own time, volunteers connect their friends, families, and neighbors to key educational resources that inspire sustainable choices at home, like saving energy and reducing wasted food.

Households Events

Graphic promoting Sustainable in the City episode on Oct. 11 at noon

Sustainable in the City Webinar – Nashville’s Climate Resilience

Join us for an informative discussion with Kristin Stroup, Executive Fellow, Building Resilience in City Operations, and Kendra Abkowitz, Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer for the Office of Mayor Freddie O’Connell. We will discuss the City’s draft plan and how it helps to ensure that Nashville’s infrastructure, systems, economy, and community can anticipate, cope with, and bounce back from expected and unexpected events.

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Graphic promoting Sustainable in the City webinar about Nashville's Food Scrap Pickup Pilot on September 13 from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Nashville’s Food Scraps Pickup Pilot

Join us to get the dirt on composting from Jenn Harrman, Zero Waste Program Manager at Metro Nashville Waste Services. We will be discussing the Food Scraps Pickup Pilot and how this program fits into Nashville’s overall waste reduction goals.

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Graphic promoting Sustainable in the City episode about River Friendly Farms

River Friendly Farms

Join us for an informative conversation with two local River Friendly farmers, Reggie Marshall of Reggie’s Veggies and Alex Bice of Cooper Creek Farm, and the Working Lands Program Manager at Cumberland River Compact, Caroline Hutchins.

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To learn more about the Households Division, contact Karissa Hampton at karissa@urbangreenlab.org.

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