Urban Green Lab officially recognizes organizations that are committed to the practice and training of sustainable behaviors as a “Certified Urban Green Lab.” We acknowledge workplaces that explore new ways of making decisions that better protect our people, profit, and planet. As a part of the certification process, we use an annual assessment to diagnose your needs, then work together to kickstart your green team, create a strategic plan, connect you with fellow workplaces and experts, and help better share your story.

Two women present at the Nashville Sustainability Roundtable

Lab Assessment

The Lab Certification Assessment is a free, three-part tool designed to investigate how sustainability education is currently woven throughout the fabric of your organization.

This Assessment is best completed with a diverse grouping of staff from your organization who have experience in human resources, facilities, operations, community engagement, and sustainability. Alternatively, someone with knowledge of these work areas can complete the assessment on the organization’s behalf.

Once you have completed the Assessment, you’ll receive a detailed score and guidance on the next steps to earn Certification.

Use this worksheet to prepare your responses.

Use of Certification seals is reserved for Certified Labs. Do not download or use without permission from Urban Green Lab.

Gold Certified Labs

Silver Certified Labs

Bronze Certified Labs

Sign up for the Workplaces Newsletter to receive program updates and insight from our community. Contact Bethany Edwards at bethany@urbangreenlab.org with any questions.

Key Successes

Worked with 17 public and private workplaces to become Certified Urban Green Labs.

Found most (93 percent) of participants report increased knowledge about sustainability.

Helped Nashville nonprofits and corporations create sustainability plans.

Selected accomplishments since the program started.


Percentage of Labs reporting an improvement in sustainability behavior as a result of the program.

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