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Sustainable in the Audience: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

As we wrap up another wonderful year of Sustainability in the City we are turning the reins over to the audience! We asked you all to share your lingering sustainability …

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How Sustainability Influences our Health

Do all Nashvillians have the same health outcomes when we each try our best to be healthy? We can do all of the recommended moving, eating, and going to the …

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Nashville Sustainability Roundtable: November 16

This event is invitation only. To reserve your spot, please contact jacqueline@urbangreenlab.org. Join us on Wednesday, November 16th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation’s Sustainable Spirits program will host a panel with local brewers and distillers to discuss sustainable practices and goals. 

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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.

Special 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.


Seeing Sustainability All Around as Principal for a Day

November 3, 2022

On Thursday, October 27th, our Sustainable Classrooms manager, Christina Langone, had the honor of being “Principal for a Day” at Whites Creek High School.

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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

Urban Green Lab launches mobile, sustainable classroom

February 16, 2016

Urban Green Lab launched its new mobile laboratory, a trailer filled with interactive exhibits, created by 1220 Exhibits, and informative posters on the five subject areas of sustainability.

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