About My Green Lab
My Green Lab is a California-based non-profit dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of scientific research. As scientists, we’re improving the way in which research is conducted, making every research dollar go further. The data behind our efforts is complex and alarmingly real. We’re working with labs to implement simple, scalable solutions that foster conservation while increasing efficiency and productivity; we’re making sustainability second nature in the lab.
We’re working with ENERGY STAR to conduct the first comprehensive, data-intensive, and standardized research of laboratory equipment, studying the resources they consume and the way in which they’re used. These data are enabling utilities, manufacturers, and others to incentivize the use of more efficient equipment.
In order for scientists and their colleagues to better understand the impact of their work on the planet, we’re establishing laboratory product labeling standards. Much like nutrition labels changed the way we eat, product sustainability labeling will encourage more efficient acquisition, use, and recycling/disposal of products used in the laboratory.
We’ve developed the standard for sustainability best practices in research. Our Green Lab assessment helps reward labs that adopt sustainable practices, encourages them to reduce their environmental impact, and has built a growing, international community of scientists who are focused on making their work more environmentally responsible.