Sustainable City Guide to Nashville, Tennessee

Article by Bailey

In the heart of Tennessee, Nashville reigns as one of the biggest and busiest cities in the south. Full of culture, music and cuisine, we wanted to share a few of our favorite eco-friendly and sustainable places to stay, eat and shop in Nashville, Tennessee!

Stay: The Hutton Hotel

Built in a repurposed office building, the Hutton Hotel in the West-End area of Nashville is one of the top eco-friendly hotels in the city. From their guest room key cards that conserve power and lighting, to their recycling program and electric car charging ports, this hotel is modern and sleek, while still being environmentally friendly and fun!

Hutton Hotel Nashville

Photo above: Credit to Hutton Hotel

Eat: The Wild Cow

Casual and delicious, this Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant in Nashville is a hit that you won’t want to miss on your visit. A majority of the food they serve is bought in its whole form and transformed in-house to the yummy dishes they serve, which means they make nearly all of their own sauces, dressings, soups, etc. Most of the produce they serve is locally-grown and sourced, and additionally, they don’t even own or use a microwave or freezer! Everything is so fresh! Another great thing that The Wild Cow does is they have a rotating Charity of the Month that they donate 2.5% of their sales to from every Thursday of that month.

The Wild Cow Nashville

Photo above: Credit to The Wild Cow

Shop: Nisolo

The vision at Nisolo is ‘to push the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction--where success is based on more than just offering the cheapest price--a direction that not only values exceptional design, but the producer and the planet just as much as the end consumer’ - Definitely a vision we can agree with! Nisolo crafts ethically-made Men’s and Women’s shoes, bags and accessories. All of Nisolo’s producers receive at a minimum, beyond fair trade wages, healthcare and a healthy working environment. Plus, their products are just beautiful!

Nisolo Shoes Nashville

Photo above: Credit to Nisolo

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