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In the fall of 2021, the Biochemistry and Biophysics departmental Environmental Task Force started a Green Lab program to encourage labs to use sustainable practices. Participating labs received a spreadsheet with items and tasks to rate their current eco-friendly supplies and practices. Labs can track their progress over time and complete tasks to improve their overall Green Lab score. Labs that reach a certain level will receive a BCBP Green Lab badge to display in the lab and on websites. Sustainability resources, including but not limited to glove recycling, freezer maintenance, shutting the sash, and chemical disposal are available for participating labs and the department.

The following labs are participating in the BCBP Green Lab program:

Rick Baker lab

Wolfgang Bergmeier lab

Jean Cook lab

Jill Dowen lab

Guochun Jiang lab

Doug Phanstiel lab

Brian Strahl lab

It is not too late to register to participate! Green Labs is an ongoing project and all labs are welcome to join the effort. Contact a member of the Environmental Task Force for details.

Visit the Environmental Task Force website for updated lab sustainability resources.

For an easy start to sustainable labs, visit Holly Shepherd in GMB #3024 to pick up energy use lab stickers pictured here.