Corporate Sustainability Roundtable

The Corporate Sustainability Roundtable is Nashville’s corporate community of best practice for exploring strategies to create sustainable workplaces in companies large and small.  Founded in partnership with Nissan North America, Piedmont Natural Gas, and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and led by Urban Green Lab, the Roundtable unites green team representatives from some 35 local companies, with bi-monthly meetings at rotating companies to explore sustainable workplace education challenges and opportunities, and interact with sustainability experts and vendors.

The Sustainable Workplace Series

Urban Green Lab is pleased to offer the Sustainable Workplace Series of educational workshops for our Roundtable members. The workshops are approximately one hour in duration and can be conducted with 5-40 participants. Please contact Nicole Brose for more information about the Corporate Sustainability Roundtable, or to schedule a workshop: or 615-442-7072.

Available now:

Sustainable Workplace Series: Getting to Zero Waste

In this workshop, we:

  1. Develop workplace goals and strategies for reducing waste.
  2. Explore the current state of waste management locally, globally, and in your workplace and the implications of unsustainable practices.
  3. Examine waste characterization profiles and the associated challenges and opportunities they present.
  4. Gain an understanding of Zero Waste concepts and strategies for waste reduction in your workplace and homes.

Coming soon two new Series workshops:

  • Engaging employees for a happier workplace and healthier planet.
  • Sharing our sustainability stories with meaning and metrics.

Additional workshop topics are available, and workshops and presentations can be developed to meet your workplace needs. Contact Nicole Brose to discuss educational opportunities for your staff or company green teams.

Roundtable Newsletter

Recent News

Statewide Corporate Social Responsibility Event

Chattanooga-based law office has organized and sponsored a virtual workshop on corporate social responsibility. Donations will benefit Urban Green Lab.

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Coffee and Conversations Webinar Series: Food Systems

Diana Andrew has been invited to sit on a panel for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Coffee & Conversations series on Sustainable Living and Equitable Communities in Tennessee.

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Environmental experts frustrated over reusable bag policies

Nicole Brose was interviewed by a local news station about the pandemic’s effect on the environment and changing policies surrounding reusable bags at retail stores.

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Understanding Sustainable Living – CHCA Entrepreneurial Podcast

Diana Andrew was interviewed by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy about all things sustainable living.

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NRDC Food Matters Launches Two Regional Initiatives

The NRDC is moving to the next phase of its work to reduce food waste in cities and Nashville will be one of the two regional hubs!

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Urban Green Lab featured in Local Table Magazine

Urban Green Lab’s own Diana Andrew was selected to write an article on food waste in Local Table Magazine’s Special Green Issue this April.

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Urban Green Lab urges restaurants to donate food

Restaurants across Middle Tennessee are being forced to close their doors because of Covid-19. The Urban Green Lab doesn’t want their food to go to waste.

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Local partners in food scrap recycling in Nashville

In 2015, NRDC selected Nashville as its pilot city for developing high-impact local policies and actions to address food waste by preventing food…

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UGL Executive Director Appointed to Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee

Todd Lawrence, executive director of Urban Green Lab, will co-chair the Waste Reduction subcommittee of the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.

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Experts push alternative to recycling

There’s been a lot of bad news lately when it comes to recycling in Nashville. Instead of adding programs, the city keeps taking them away.

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