Forty-Five K-12 Educators Trained on Sustainability

For Urban Green Lab, 2020 kicked off with a series of Sustainable Classrooms trainings that were open to all K-12 teachers and all subjects for the very first time. Previous trainings were focused on 6th grade STEAM. Overall, 45 educators were trained on sustainable living education and how to encourage students to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future. This brings our grand total of teachers trained to 178 for the 2019-2020 school year!

  • January 6 training at Warner Elementary hosted 16 teachers.
  • January 11 training at the East Branch Nashville Public Library hosted 10 teachers.
  • February 8 professional development session at EdCamp Nashville for 8 teachers.
  • February 22 training at UGL office for 2 teachers and 2 MNPS staff.
  • February 23 training at The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Sholom, for 9 religious school educators.

This cohort of exceptional educators will be bringing sustainability to at least 26 schools this year. 

“There was much to cover and the group had diverse experience. Diana bridged that gracefully, and adapted the time to spend a little longer on background than planned. I think it was well worth it.”

Training Attendant from The Temple

Summer Series

This summer UGL is hosting two, Sustainable Classrooms Series including sessions on energy waste, water systems, food waste, recycling & redesign, and transit. See the series flyer here.  

“I attended last year and it was the most engaging and relevant PD I have been to. I look forward to exploring the additional opportunities that are provided for this year’s program!”

Jacob Walls, Teacher, West End Middle School

We would like to thank our sponsors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Kroger Co. Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation for providing this training at no cost to public school teachers. 

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