April Lunch and Learn: Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Rallying People for Your Cause: How Sustainable Business Practices Pay Off

We’re back in person for our professional development events—come join us! Take advantage of our discounted ticket prices to celebrate being back together again.
Getting people behind your cause isn’t always easy. Luckily, Urban Green Lab—a Nashville nonprofit that helps educate and inspire sustainable strategies for organizations—has some success stories to share with us! Join us in person as Jacqueline Goodwin, Sustainable Workplaces Manager at Urban Green Lab, shares how to develop a business case for sustainability and connects us with resources that make a difference in our local community.
You’ll learn:
  • Why workplaces are a good place to start with sustainability
  • Tips for getting others to back your cause and share your same excitement
  • Resources that make a difference here locally

Our discussion will feature:

Jacqueline Goodwin is the Sustainable Workplaces Manager at local nonprofit Urban Green Lab. She manages the Urban Green Lab Certification Program, the Nashville Sustainability Roundtable, and B Tenessee, Tennessee’s association of B Corporations. She went to Dickinson College to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies and there, she grew her love for sustainability by living in the Center for Sustainable Living and interning at the Center for Sustainability Education. Jackie also studied sustainable development and urban climate adaptation abroad in Copenhagen and was one of Dickinson’s first recipients of the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate.
Prior to her move to Nashville, Jackie worked in the nonprofit world for Ashoka and the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Most recently, Jackie was a freelance writer specializing in social impact and sustainability. She has a passion for educating communities on how to live more intentionally and impactfully through a sustainability lens. She especially enjoys helping businesses incorporate sustainable practice into their everyday work through her programs at UGL.

This will be an interactive discussion with plenty of time for Q&A. To submit a question in advance, please send us an email.

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Back in Person Special Pricing

  • IABC Members: $25
  • General Admission (for non-members): $35
  • Students: $20

What’s for Lunch?
Keeping in line with the theme of sustainability, lunch will be provided by the Sunflower Cafe, a local vegetarian restaurant. It’s so good, we bet you won’t even miss the meat! Why a vegetarian meal? Meat and dairy account for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please email Tayhlor Blackwell, VP of Professional Development.

Note: We kindly ask that all attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event. If you aren’t feeling well, please adhere to CDC guidance and stay at home.