(most links were copied form the Green Labs Planning Group website)

LabRATS University of California, Santa Barbara


The Laboratory Resources, Advocates, and Teamwork for Sustainability (LabRATS).

  • LabSYNC certification program for scientists
  • provides funding for energy efficient equipment
  • Shared instrumentation program

Green Lab Program University of California, Davis


The Green Lab program at Davis allows research groups to earn points in eight categories to receive different levels of Green Lab certification. The categories include energy, waste, water, electronics, green chemistry, transportation, field work, community.

Green Labs, Harvard University


Harvard's Green Lab program seeks to "expand the concept of the campus as a 'living lab' by utilizing the passion of Harvard’s laboratory community to operate greener, more sustainable labs that serve as a model for others inside and outside the University". Some of their work includes their:

  • Lab Reuse progam
  • Participate in the Shut Your Sash competition

Working Green at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


The Working Green Committee at MIT seeks to educate campus members on how they can incorporate sustainable practices on campus. Their Rheaply program collects excess lab supplies and other materials to be reused on campus.

Certified Wolfpack Green North Carolina State University


This program at NC State offers sustainability certifications for events, workplaces, and student organizations on campus. The certification uses a point based system to evaluate sustainability on campus. Points can be earned in transportation, waste reduction, and inclusitivity.

Green Labs University of California, Berkeley


The Green Labs of Berkeley provides resources for labs to reduce their environmental impact in their research. The program also offers green lab certification for labs as well green department and green event certification.

Green Labs Program, Arizona State University


ASU has several programs addressing green practices on campus including energy conservation, zero waste, transportation, food reconnection, water conservation, and renewable energy.

Read their annual sustainability operations report.

LivingGreen University of California, San Francisco


UCSF LivingGreen emcompasses several programs from Green Labs to Recycling & Waste reduction. The Green Labs program focuses on energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and LivingGreen certification. 

Green Labs Program University of California, Santa Cruz


The Green Labs program at UCSC seeks to reuduce resource use on campus. Some key services they offer include the Equipment Retrofit Fund, which provides labs with energy efficient equipment. They also offer Green Lab certification using a My Green Lab Assessment.

View their action plan for 2019 here

Green Labs, University of Pennsylvania


The Green Labs Program at UPenn offers a Green Lab Guide for Labs "daily, monthly and annual actions that can be done to consistently make labs on campus greener". Such actions include proper disposal of lab supplies, purchasing energy efficicent equipment, participating in the Freezer Challenge.

Green Labs Initiative Washington University in St. Louis


Committed Labs at WashU "commit to make a reasonable effort to implement change in your lab space". These changes can include shutting fume hood sashes to conserve energy, proper waste disposal, and the purchasing of energy efficient equipment. 

Green Lab Certification, Yale University


The program at Yale aims "to raise awareness that even small changes in operation and purchasing habits can create a positive outcome".The certification program has 4 stages where points are earned through adopting sustainable practices.

Green Laboratory Program University of Texas at Austin

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The Green Labs Program at Austin has a Lab Supply Swap every semester in addition to a Surplus store of unused lab equipment.

Michigan  Green Labs Initiative at the University of Michigan

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University of Michigan works in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to implement green laboratory practices statewide.

Green Laboratory Program University of Washington


The UWash Green Labs community offers a Green Laboratory Certification program to :

  1. Help labs gauge how sustainably they are currently operating
  2. Show labs specific ways they can operate more sustainably
  3. Recognize labs for the good work they are already doing

Be Spartan Green Michigan State

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Michigan State encourages all members of the campus to take part in sustainable practices through a variety of programs. This includes recyling, greenhouses/organic farming, and transportation services. Buildingd can also become LEED certified.

Green Chemistry Initiative at the Univ. of Toronto


The Green Chemistry Initiative at Toronto promotes sustainability in research and education. The initiative participates in the Shut the Sash and Drain Campaign (aims to keep chemicals away from the drain in undergraduate labs)
University of Virginia Green Labs Program

UVA's Green Labs Program particiates in the My Green Lab's Freezer Challenge and Shut the Sash initiative. They also offer Green Lab Certification with a focus in five key areas:

  • Cold Storage
  • Chemicals & Reagents
  • Electronics & Appliances
  • Materils & Refuse
  • Engagement
National Institute of Health (NIH) Green Labs Program 

NIH's Green Labs Program seeks to protect the enviroment and human health. NIH staff are encouraged to incoporate these environmental initiatives in their labs:

  • Energy Conservation
  • Freezer Management
  • Water Conservation
  • Chemical Waste
  • Medical Pathological
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
  • Green Chemistry
  • Inventory Management
  • Outreach
University of Georgia Green Labs Program UGA is the first school in the Southeastern conference (SEC) to have a Green Labs Program as of 2016 !
Emory (GA) Green Labs Program 

Emory Green Labs offers funding for labs to implement green equipment and practices.

They've made it a goal for 95 percent of non hazardous animal bedding to be composted by 2025 !

Cleveland Clinic  
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Sustainability  PNNL encourage labs to shut the sash on fume hoods, turn off unused equipment, use ULT, and work with procurement services to find more energy efficient equipment.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Sustainability 

The CDC has several LEED and certified buildings including labs. The facilities adhere to the 6 Guiding Principles:

  • Employ integrated design
  • Optimize energy performance
  • Protect and conserve water
  • Enhance indoor environmental quality
  • Reduce environmental impact of materials
  • Assess and consider environmental risks
Astra Zeneca Sustainability  Astra Zeneca is collaborating with My Green Labs to green lab certify their labs in the US and Europe as of January 2020.