Nissan North America Donates Electric Vehicle to Urban Green Lab


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 24, 2024) -  Nissan North America has donated a fully electric 2023 Nissan LEAF to Urban Green Lab (UGL), continuing its support for UGL’s mission of teaching communities to live sustainably. 

“Nissan is proud to be a founding partner in Urban Green Lab and to support UGL’s important work in sustainability education,” said Ali Tonn, senior manager of Philanthropy at Nissan North America. “We are honored to provide a LEAF as a symbol of our shared commitment to a greener world, and we hope it powers UGL’s mission to cultivate a culture of sustainability in Middle Tennessee into the future. Together, we can create a cleaner, safer and more inclusive society for all.”

The donation will support UGL’s educational mission by showcasing one option for more sustainable transportation in Nashville. It allows the UGL team to embody the organization’s values of sustainability when commuting to meetings, community events, and trainings around Nashville. 

“The team at Urban Green Lab is grateful for Nissan’s steadfast support of our mission,” said Todd Lawrence, UGL’s executive director. “Nissan's contribution of the LEAF is a tangible representation of the power of collaboration between nonprofits and companies for our environment and our city.”

Additionally, Nissan’s generosity in providing a car wrap has enabled UGL to use the vehicle as a mobile billboard of sorts, effectively raising awareness about our brand, contact information, and mission among the public as we drive around town.

Nissan North America is the founding sponsor of Urban Green Lab. Its support was crucial for creating the Mobile Lab, UGL’s classroom on wheels, which


was driven to schools using a donated Nissan Titan XD truck. As Urban Green Lab's needs have shifted, Nissan continues to support the nonprofit in innovative ways.

About Urban Green Lab:
Urban Green Lab (UGL) is a Nashville-based nonprofit founded in 2009 that teaches communities how to live sustainably. It works to ensure everyone has access to sustainable living education. To do that, UGL organizes, trains, and connects people in classrooms, households, and workplaces—places where culture begins. In all these places, UGL incorporates education on two important sustainability topics for Nashville: environmental justice and food waste, connecting everyday decisions to the impact on our neighbors and the planet.

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