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Riding into a Sustainable Future

Have you ever sat in your car in stand-still traffic or searched tirelessly for a parking sHave you ever sat in your car in stand-still traffic or searched tirelessly for …

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Makeready L&L Innovator Dinner Series

Join Urban Green Lab’s Todd Lawrence and Nashville Food Project’s Chef Bianca Morton at Hotel Noelle’s Innovator Dinner Series at their in-house Italian restaurant, Makeready L&L, for a night of …

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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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Riding into a Sustainable Future

February 1, 2023

Have you ever sat in your car in stand-still traffic or searched tirelessly for a parking sHave you ever sat in your car in stand-still traffic or searched tirelessly for …

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Makeready L&L Innovator Dinner Series

January 31, 2023

Join Urban Green Lab’s Todd Lawrence and Nashville Food Project’s Chef Bianca Morton at Hotel Noelle’s Innovator Dinner Series at their in-house Italian restaurant, Makeready L&L, for a night of …

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Mayor, Water Services Announce Start of Every Other Week Curbside Recycling for Nashville Residents

January 11, 2023

Today, Mayor John Cooper announced plans that starting on Monday, January 30, 2023, Nashville Metro Water Services (MWS) will provide Nashville residents with every other week curbside recycling pickup services.

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Recent News

Urban Green Lab featured in Local Table Magazine

May 21, 2020

Urban Green Lab’s own Diana Andrew was selected to write an article on food waste in Local Table Magazine’s Special Green Issue this April.

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Urban Green Lab urges restaurants to donate food

March 21, 2020

Restaurants across Middle Tennessee are being forced to close their doors because of Covid-19. The Urban Green Lab doesn’t want their food to go to waste.

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Local partners in food scrap recycling in Nashville

March 1, 2020

In 2015, NRDC selected Nashville as its pilot city for developing high-impact local policies and actions to address food waste by preventing food…

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UGL Executive Director Appointed to Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee

February 28, 2020

Todd Lawrence, executive director of Urban Green Lab, will co-chair the Waste Reduction subcommittee of the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.

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