Nashville's nonprofit dedicated to improving well-being through sustainable living.
how do you define sustainability?
"Sustainability" is a term used by many different people and organizations in many different ways. The truth is, it's a huge and dynamic concept, and it's easy to get lost in all the hype around it. At Urban Green Lab, we define sustainability by sticking to the triple bottom line of "people, profit, planet".
People (social) - We strive to live sustainably by supporting and investing in our local communities, fostering relationships with the people closest to us, and building bridges to form new connections. Focusing on personal connections add strength, resilience, and adaptability to our community. This also includes promoting habits that lead to healthier, happier lifestyles.
Profit (financial)- We strive to live sustainably in order to save money and resources, achieving financial stability and independence.
Planet (environmental)- We strive to live sustainably in order to protect, preserve, and enhance our natural environment because the healthy functioning of our human-inhabited world is dependent on an intact planetary ecosystem.
The bottom line is, living sustainably just makes sense!