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Published on June 19, 2024
Nashville's New Podcast 'Sustainable in the City' Spotlights Local Eco EffortsSource: Nashville Metro Water Services

In a fresh take on discussing environmental issues, Nashville is tuning into a new kind of conversation about sustainability. The city's own Urban Green Lab (UGL), in partnership with Metro Water Services' Zero Waste Nashville, has announced the debut of their podcast, 'Sustainable in the City,' which spotlights stories from locals driving the change towards a more sustainable Nashville. According to a statement by Jenn Harrman, Zero Waste Program Manager, the podcast intends to "creating a dynamic platform to spotlight the incredible efforts of everyday Nashvillians," as reported by the Nashville government's website.

'Sustainable in the City' aired its first episode yesterday, featuring the voices of Nashville residents and offering a monthly dose of inspiration and practical tips for eco-friendly living. "By sharing their inspiring stories, we aim to empower and encourage all Nashvillians to discover fresh, innovative ways to reduce waste and embrace a more sustainable lifestyle," expressed Jenn Harrman in the announcement released by the Nashville government's website. The podcast seamlessly blends stories of both personal triumphs and challenges faced by individuals on their journey to live more sustainably.

Allie Omens, Zero Waste Program Coordinator, and Karissa Hampton, Sustainable Households Manager at Urban Green Lab, will host the series. They'll bring to the mic a diverse roster of guests including beginners in composting, thrift store aficionados, and fans of do-it-yourself repairs. These narratives highlight the community's grass-roots movements and personal initiatives towards sustainability. Todd Lawrence, Urban Green Lab’s Executive Director, expressed his excitement about the podcast by noting, "Each day, our team has the privilege to hear people’s inspiring personal stories about sustainability," In a statement obtained by the Nashville government's website, he articulates the importance of sharing these experiences with a wider audience.

Before transitioning into a podcast format, 'Sustainable in the City' was originally a webinar that spanned three seasons and tackled a variety of topics, including waste management, farm practices, and environmental justice. Now, with the revamped series, listeners can expect a more intimate look into the lives of their fellow citizens and how they approach waste reduction and sustainable living. The podcast will be available on popular platforms like Spotify and Amazon Music, ensuring easy access for anyone keen to join Nashville's surging sustainability conversation.