Christina Langone, MA
Assistant Director of Classrooms
Christina Langone serves as the Assistant Director of Classrooms with Urban Green Lab leading the Sustainable Classrooms division. Our programs focus on bringing a lens of sustainability into any classroom by building educator confidence, providing tools, and cultivating the community needed to turn classrooms into labs of learning about sustainable living.
Originally from Saugus, Massachusetts, Christina is a proud first-generation college student who understands the importance of education and following your own path. She has a BS in Environmental Science and Sociology from UMass Amherst and an MA in Climate & Society from Columbia University.
Previously, she worked as a Sustainability Specialist for the NYC Department of Education which serves 1.1 million students across 1,800 schools. In this role she worked with a portfolio of 300 schools on a wide range of sustainability efforts. She developed and managed two programs that expanded the office’s reach in the city. One focused on bringing artistic students into the world of sustainability through songwriting and videography. Another utilized a roadmap to introduce successful recycling into schools both from a pedagogical and facilities perspective. In past roles as a science writer, an outreach intern, and an exhibit guide she has always kept inclusive education at the core of her work.
Empathy, kindness, and justice inform all of her decisions and she acts with a deep respect for the lived experiences of everyone she is collaborating with or educating. She is thrilled to take her life’s journey and sustainability efforts to Nashville―a city that has already made her feel at home.
When not at work she enjoys listening to music, reading, drawing, writing, and quiet moments in nature.