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Sustainable & Green Laboratories

Sustainable & Green Laboratories


Learn how to integrate sustainability within laboratory settings – Improve your CV, save money, reduce carbon, and have fun!

Laboratories and clinical spaces contribute up to 2% of the world’s plastic waste. They also use 3-10 times more energy than typical academic spaces. This presents a huge opportunity to improve our working practices to make the research environment more sustainable.

There is a burgeoning field in ‘laboratory sustainability’ or ‘green labs’, which aims to improve research outcomes, reduce the cost of research and minimize the environmental impact of laboratories.

This course introduces laboratory sustainability and provides a brief background on how this topic came to be.

We will investigate plastics, equipment (including freezers), waste & recycling, carbon impacts of research, reproducibility & research quality, water usage, teaching vs research labs, engagement techniques, LEAF, and more.
The workshop will conclude with a discussion of the future trends in science, and how you can get further involved. What will be the focus of tomorrow’s laboratories, and how can we ensure that we continue researching sustainably? Make sure you’re part of the conversation!


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