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Jackie Goodwin

Sustainable Workplaces Manager

Jacqueline Goodwin is the Sustainable Workplaces Manager at Urban Green Lab. She oversees the Urban Green Lab Recognition Program and the Nashville Sustainability Roundtable. 

Originally from Connecticut, Jackie went to Dickinson College in Pennsylvania to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. There, she grew her love for sustainability by living in the Center for Sustainable Living (The Treehouse) and interning at the Center for Sustainability Education. She learned to fix bikes at the campus bike co-op and served as a barista for The Peddler, a zero-waste coffee cart. Additionally, Jackie studied sustainable development and urban climate adaptation abroad in Copenhagen and was one of Dickinson’s first recipients of the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate. 

Prior to her move to Nashville, Jackie worked in the nonprofit world for Ashoka and the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.

Most recently, Jackie has been a freelance writer specializing in social impact and sustainability. Her pieces educate and engage online readers on topics like the health impacts of plastic pollution, regenerative agriculture’s role in preventing climate change, and the benefits of shade-grown coffee. 

She has also served as an indoor rock wall manager and helped run an art gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 

In her free time, Jackie is an avid reader, traveler, and coffee drinker. She loves to spend time at Nashville’s craft breweries and walk the greenways with her rescue dog.