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Our Classrooms division is all about turning classrooms into spaces for exploring and demonstrating sustainable living early in life.

The Households Division creates sustainable living education systems that inspire residents and families to be part of the solution.

The Workplaces Division builds a community and culture of sustainable workplace behaviors in businesses large and small throughout Nashville.

Key Initiatives

The Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative is growing a movement of environmental justice learning that protects Nashville's most marginalized communities.

Urban Green Lab is partnering with organizations to develop and implement strategies and tools as models for cities across the country.

Lab Notes

6 Summer Recipes for Your Seasonal Produce

July 6, 2022

Eating seasonally helps reduce harmful emissions related to transporting out-of-season produce and goods from other parts of the world. Plus, buying locally grown produce supports the local economy. Summer in Tennessee is hot and humid, perfect for the sweet and juicy fruits and vegetables that grow this time of year. Try one of these recipes if you’re looking for something to do with your latest farmers market haul.

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Introducing B Tennessee!

June 27, 2022

Business, capitalism, and consumption are often labeled as adversaries of the environmental movement. From the extraction of resources to the amount of waste that piles up, it’s fair to say that a lot of corporate interest doesn’t actually align with consumer interest. But, there is a solution that’s well within grasp for companies eager to make change.

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Recent News

Environmental experts frustrated over reusable bag policies

August 18, 2020

Nicole Brose was interviewed by a local news station about the pandemic’s effect on the environment and changing policies surrounding reusable bags at retail stores.

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Understanding Sustainable Living – CHCA Entrepreneurial Podcast

August 14, 2020

Diana Andrew was interviewed by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy about all things sustainable living.

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NRDC Food Matters Launches Two Regional Initiatives

July 13, 2020

The NRDC is moving to the next phase of its work to reduce food waste in cities and Nashville will be one of the two regional hubs!

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