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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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Divisions

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.

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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 Works to Prevent Food Waste at Food Distribution Sites

October 22, 2020

Urban Green Lab’s Diana Andrew was interviewed by a local news station about food assistance for Metro Nashville Public Schools students and families.

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TSU and UGL partner to create “Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative”

September 18, 2020

Urban Green Lab and Tennessee State University team up to train about equitable decision-making.

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Statewide Corporate Social Responsibility Event

August 21, 2020

Chattanooga-based law office has organized and sponsored a virtual workshop on corporate social responsibility. Donations will benefit Urban Green Lab.

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Coffee and Conversations Webinar Series: Food Systems

August 21, 2020

Diana Andrew has been invited to sit on a panel for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Coffee & Conversations series on Sustainable Living and Equitable Communities in Tennessee.

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