Join Urban Green Lab and Postmates for the next Corporate Sustainability Roundtable meeting. Our focus will be the amazing efforts in eliminating food waste being made by various organizations and through impactful collaborations. We will learn how the National Resources Defense Council, World Wildlife Fund, Postmates, and Urban Green Lab are working together and with other partners to reduce food waste in our workplaces, schools, restaurants, and homes.
Guest capacity for this meeting is limited, so we respectfully request that each member select one representative to attend. RSVP is required.
DaVita has set a goal and plan 100% renewable energy use by 2022. Best practices are best shared, and we know our Roundtable members want to learn more about this one, so we have arranged for a Roundtable webinar with Jeffrey Wilzbacher, DaVita’s Director for Energy and Sustainability on May 15th from 12-1pm.
Jeffrey will describe how this initiative moved from idea to inception, how decisions were made regarding partners and the development of the power purchase agreement (PPA), and the financials of the project, and will answer any other questions Roundtable members may have.
Please register for the webinar. Webinar link and instructions will be provided.
Urban Green Lab is delighted to partner with Rebuilding Together Nashville to offer our first Corporate Sustainability Roundtable Service Day!
We are so excited to offer a new way for Roundtable members to learn, connect, and most importantly, serve.
Roundtable members are invited to serve with Rebuilding Together Nashville to make a house a more efficient, comfortable, and sustainable home for a Nashville homeowner in need of a little help.
This event is especially for Roundtable members and there is a limit to how many volunteers are needed, so please be sure to sign up soon if you plan to participate. Sign up here.
For details or questions, contact Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see full details from Amanda at Rebuilding Together below:
Hello Corporate Sustainability Roundtable Members,
We are so excited to have you join us on the build site on Friday, April 5!
If you will be joining us on the build site, please CLICK HERE to sign up!
When: Friday, April 5th: Arrive by 8:45am. Work will begin promptly at 9:00am. The day will end at approximately 2:00pm.
Where: PARKING: We will be parking in a community lot about 1/2 a block from the house. Exact parking details will be sent to volunteers by April 2nd. Please plan to carpool!
VOLUNTEER SITE: 710 West Old Hickory Boulevard, Madison, TN 37115 (Ms. Mahmoud's home).
Volunteer work scope: Install attic insulation and door strips, airsealing, install LED lightbulbs, light landscaping and yardwork
What to wear/bring: Please dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide you with a Tshirt to wear (and we'll give you a clean one to take home if you want!). You are welcome to bring your favorite pair of work gloves, but we will provide gloves as well. We will host this work day rain or shine.
What Rebuilding Together provides: Rebuilding Together will provide all tools, safety equipment and instructions to complete the work. Breakfast, lunch, water, Gatorade and snacks will also be provided.
Waiver and film crew: Rebuilding Together is partnering with local nonprofit cable provider NECAT to film a video about their important work. Film crews will be on site during our volunteer day. Rebuilding Together's waiver, which all volunteers must sign, is attached.
About Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit that has provided home repairs to our neighbors in need for over 20 years. To date we have made meaningful improvements to more than 500 Nashville area homes. Learn more about our work at www.rtnashville.org
About Ms. Mahmoud and her home: Ms. Mahmoud is originally from Palestine but moved to the United States more than 20 years ago with her husband. She is proud of the successes of her five children who are now almost all grown. Ms. Mahmoud's husband recently suffered a stroke that has left him unable to drive a taxi to support their family. Ms. Mahmoud drives a taxi when she is able, and their adult children and extended family help make sure their bills are paid. Ms. Mahmoud is a proud and accomplished gardener and chef; she grows vegetables native to the Middle East so she can prepare traditional meals for her family and friends.
Ms. Mahmoud's home was built in 1955 and her monthly utility bills regularly ran $200 or more, even though she tries to limit use of the HVAC system and other electrical items. In the winter their electric bill could exceed $450! To address these energy efficiency concerns, Rebuilding Together has already replaced Ms. Mahmoud's HVAC system (including replacing the supply duct system), and installed new windows in her home. You will be helping with the the final stage of the project as we install attic insulation, door strips, air seal throughout the home and help Ms. Mahmoud get her impressive garden ready for the spring!
Thanks so much for your support! We look forward to working with you!
Amanda Frick Keiser, MPA
Director of Programs
Rebuilding Together Nashville
Office Phone: (615) 297 - 3955 Ext. 3
How do we create sustainable workplaces when change depends on the cooperation of employees, vendors, building owners, and other stakeholders who may not readily support our efforts?
Join the Corporate Sustainability Roundtable meeting on March 28th to learn how the CMT Core Services staff has cultivated relationships to realize sustainability goals that have a ripple effect, influencing internal and external stakeholders, and resulting in systemic change. They’ll share what they’ve accomplished, but more importantly, how they’ve gained buy-in to make it happen. They’ll also show us around CMT to see what that change looks like in their workplace, and they’ll make sure we leave with some strategies for building relationships to realize change in our own workplaces.
For meeting location, logistics, parking, and agenda, click here.
The Six Ways to Generate Business Value from Sustainability
Sustainability and business value are often pitted against one another in companies large and small. But when formulated and applied, sustainability can generate measurable value in six unique ways. In this special edition of the Corporate Sustainability Roundtable led by Jeff Gowdy and Sabrina Cowden and hosted at Deavor by Milepost Consulting, learn how you can make sustainability a winning strategy.
DaVita's remarkable success in setting and exceeding sustainable goals reflects the “community first” commitment of the company, and is realized through the engagement of teammates through their Village Green program.
The DaVita Team Music City Green Team will share practical advice and essential tools for anyone wishing to cultivate a workplace culture of sustainability that is creative, fun, inclusive, and impactful.