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Apr 14

April 14 – Sustainable in the City; April 15 – Artists as Sustainability Catalysts

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - April 15 @ 6:30 pm

Posted by Urban Green Lab


Hosted by Metro Public Works and Urban Green Lab (UGL), this free series airs twice a month on Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to view live. The past episodes are posted on the UGL youtube channel.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT – Register

Sustainable in the City: A Changing Climate in Tennessee

Climate change is real and is affecting people’s lives right now. Its effects are wide ranging and look different for each region of the world. Learn about this existential crisis and what it means for residents of Middle Tennessee.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration required to view live.

Metro Public Works and Urban Green Lab are partnering on a new educational series “Sustainable in the City: Thinking Upstream” focused on how Nashvillians can better reduce, reuse, and recycle and live more sustainably that was launched in January 2021 (news link). Hosted by Metro Public Works’ Waste Reduction Program Manager Jenn Harrman and Urban Green Lab’s Sustainability Education Manager Patrick King, Sustainable in the City: Thinking Upstream  features interviews, webinars, and panel discussions with Nashville’s top experts in all areas of waste and sustainability.

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 5:00-6:30 PM CDT – Register

Messages for our Environmental Tomorrow: Artists as Sustainability Catalysts

Artists are often at the forefront of social change, and are able to communicate deeper truths about pressing issues differently and perhaps more effectively than policy makers or traditional news media. The arts play an increasingly significant role in raising awareness of climate change and encouraging sustainable social, economic, and environmental practices. Art and sustainability are intertwined and can provide for us a compelling view of the future, which we are creating for the next generation through decisions made today.

Join Urban Green Lab as we hear from Southern Word student writers, followed by a discussion with Benjamin Smith (Executive Director, Southern Word), Leah Sherry (Executive Director, Turnip Green Creative Reuse) and Lauren Fitzgerald (Founder, Strategize 619) about the ways artists can deepen the conversation around sustainability. Website: http://bit.do/fPUrG.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration required to view live.



April 14 @ 12:00 pm
April 15 @ 6:30 pm
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Urban Green Lab
(615) 442-7072