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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.
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.
Beyond the B: The Power of the B Corp Community for Sustainable Change
What’s in a sustainable business? We think it’s much more than offsetting carbon, going plastic-neutral, or paying above the minimum wage.Read More
Food For Thought: Wasted!
Hungry to learn? Join Second Harvest on March 19th for a documentary screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste followed by a brief panel with Urban Green Lab’s Executive Director, Todd Lawrence.Read More
Culturally-centered Nature Programming
Join us on the next episode of Sustainable in the City for an important conversation with Unearthing Joy’s founder, Ashley Brailsford, as we discuss the responsibility we have in the sustainability space to make our work joyful, inclusive, and relevant to the people we are in community with.Read More
The Green Issue: Environmental Justice Initiative Educates About Environmental Racism
“The environmental sector suffers from an alarming amount of whiteness,” says Patrick King, the sustainability education manager of local nonprofit Urban Green Lab. “There’s a perception that it’s a space only for affluent white folks, when in reality, when you look at the numbers, the overwhelming majority of people who believe in climate change and believe that things have to be done around climate change are Black and brown.”Read More
The Green Issue: So You Want to Recycle Responsibly
Voting with our dollar and buying into eco-friendly companies may become even more important in Nashville, as many of our landfills are set to fill up and close in the next few years. Todd Lawrence, executive director of nonprofit Urban Green Lab, says the organization educates residents about Metro’s priorities, like the current Solid Waste Master Plan, which “will serve as a roadmap to achieving Zero Waste over the next 30 years,” according to Metro’s website.Read More
Speak Up for Equity: Advocating for Environmental Justice with Patrick King
Patrick King believes that sustainability is directly tied to issues of inequity. He’s the sustainability education manager with Urban Green Lab, and he’s working to implement a new Environmental Justice Initiative which will focus on helping distressed communities improve their health and lives.Read More
Metro Public Works and Urban Green Lab Partner on New Educational Series to Help Nashvillians Live More Sustainably
Metro Public Works (MPW) and Urban Green Lab (UGL), a nonprofit that teaches communities how to live sustainably, are partnering on a new educational series titled “Sustainable in the City: Thinking Upstream” focused on how Nashvillians can better reduce, reuse, and recycle, and live a more sustainable lifestyle.Read More