About Urban Green Lab
Urban Green Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to teach communities how to live sustainably in Nashville, TN and its surrounding counties. We organize teams, train them on making sustainable choices, and connect people with services and peers to walk with on their sustainable journey. We envision a Nashville where everyone has access to opportunities for learning about sustainable living.
Educating in places where culture begins
The Classrooms programs train educators and provide confidence, tools, and community to bring a sustainable lens into any classroom.
The Households division creates sustainable living education systems that inspire residents and families to be part of the solution.
The Workplaces branch educates and builds communities and cultures of sustainability in businesses throughout the Nashville area.
Our special initiatives are focus areas of sustainability education that Urban Green Lab has chosen to highlight and incorporate throughout the divisions.
The Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative is growing a movement of environmental justice learning that protects Nashville's marginalized communities.
The Nashville Food Waste Initiative develops tools and implements strategies for decreasing food waste and growing sustainable food consumption practices to serve as a model for other cities.
Join us for a conversation with Melody Gibson, Education Director and Cydney Thompson, Youth Programs Intern at Civic Design Center, to learn more about the youth efforts in creating a sustainable and safer Nashville.Learn More
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.Learn More
Listen as Linda Breggin and Sam Koenig discuss the scale and impact of food waste and the actions that are being taken to address it.Read More
Taking a look at programs and organizations that cut waste and redirect food to the hungry.Read More
“We picked up a little over 1,000 pounds of food today, so you’re looking at about 1,700, 1,800 meals today,” said Chris WhitneyRead More