ADVANCE Lunch-and-Learn Series: Green Your Lab-Making Your Lab Sustainable
Did you know that laboratory buildings use approximately 3-5 times as much energy per square foot as an office or classroom, as shown in the figure? This is true for other resources as well: water, solid waste, chemicals, and electronics. The UC system has committed to goals of Zero Waste by 2020 and Carbon Neutrality by 2025. In response to these goals, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability created the Green Lab program, and you can get certified through it, or learn about additional resources. There are about 3,000 labs at UC Davis, so lab operations play an important role in campus sustainability performance. Learn about the Green Lab Program at UC Davis, which provides achievable steps that you can take toward a greener workplace and celebrates accomplishments with recognition. The program is a campus-wide, points-based system that evaluates sustainable actions implemented by your group. Everyone in the lab — principal investigator, lab managers, post docs, graduate and undergraduate students – supports the effort by participating in conservation measures that will increase your efficiency and sustainability. Your research group earns points as everyone adopts best practices in eight categories: energy, waste, water, electronics, green chemistry, transportation, field work, and community. Focusing on these eight categories helps your group work towards Bronze, Silver, or Gold certification. The program is fun and fulfilling!
*Please bring your own lunch. Only light refreshments will be provided.
When: Tuesday, March 9, 2017 from 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: 1100 Surge III (“The Grove”)
Register by March 1, 2017: https://advancelunchseries9march2017.eventbrite.com
Presenter: Allen P. Doyle, Sustainability Manager, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Audience: Principal Investigators, Lab Managers, Faculty Members, Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students