This article from The Scientist describes scientific research as experiencing “a wave of lab sustainability programs”.  Part of that is stemming from a push on the part of scientists interested in reducing the environmental footprint of their research, but also from recognition by institutions of the large resource footprint of labs and the need for a staffed program to address sustainability labs. Importantly, the article also mentions the ambition and need for system changes in research and in particular the power of research funders to drive those systematic changes by connecting expectation for efficiency and sustainability in the way that research is conducted to funding. In fact, granting bodies such as the US Health and Human Services (HHS) and the United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI) appear to be headed in that direction via goals included in their environmental/climate plans. Scientists, sustainability advocates, administrators, students and others can show their support by going to the Million Advocates for Sustainable Science effort.