Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected with Urban Green Lab and find out about upcoming events, announcements, opportunities, and little changes that go a long way.
We Are Hiring!
We are looking for some great new teammates to help us educate the community about sustainable living. Please visit our Team page or click the links below to learn more.
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
Today in Nashville ft. Nashville Food Waste Initiative
Linda Breggin, from The Nashville Food Waste Initiative, speaks with Today in Nashville about Kroger’s new campaign to combat food waste.Read More
Urban Green Lab, VU, & Partners Launch Statewide Curriculum to Inspire Sustainable Living, Prevent Waste in Cities
Urban Green Lab, in partnership with Vanderbilt University, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, trained 30 Metro Nashville teachers today ….Read More
Nashville Tries To Set An Example In Food Waste Reduction
The Natural Resources Defense Council has chosen Nashville as a model city for a year-long concentration on reducing food waste.Read More
Nashville Restaurants Fighting Food Waste Can Now Hitch A Ride For Their Leftovers
Every year, the equivalent of about 10 million meals in Nashville are tossed in the trash, while one in six residents doesn’t have enough food.Read More