TSU and UGL partner to create “Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative”

Urban Green Lab’s Patrick King and Todd Lawrence were interviewed by a local news station about Urban Green Lab’s Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative.

WSMV – From health and education disparities to racial injustices, this year, we’ve been talking a lot about inequality.

Now two groups are coming together saying it’s time to talk about the environment. 


In the 1970’s, Bordeaux residents, angry about having to be the “Nashville’s dumping ground,” fought to get rid of a landfill.

Today, it’s a wildlife refuge and there are new environmental issues to tackle like asthma at the James A. Cayce Homes. 

“The James Casey homes is the largest public housing project in Nashville and also has the highest asthma rates for children and adults in Nashville, said Patrick King with Urban Green Lab.  

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