CU Green Labs helps implment a variety of green chemistry efforts to benefit chemial reuse and reduce hazardous waste generation on campus, such as ethanol reuse, acetone recycling, a Green Chemistry Fund, and partnering with Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S).

There is also a policy statement put out by the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council signed by companies such Johnson and Johnson, Dow Chemical and 31 other companies, calling on “institutions of higher education to integrate green chemistry and sustainability principles into chemistry, engineering, science and business curricula.”

Their statement indicates a need for a “well-trained workforce provided with the most up-to-date knowledge on green chemistry and sustainability” and they state that “students and employees with these valuable skills will have a greater opportunities for hiring, promotion, and professional growth” in their companies.