Are you interested in making your lab more sustainable? Then this course is for you! 

This course is designed as an extension to the resources available on our website to give an overview on sustainable lab initiatives at UBC Point Grey for laboratories. The course is aimed to help you and your research group to take climate action and to improve the sustainability of your lab.

In addition to reducing the environmental footprint of your lab, prioritizing lab sustainability can also lead to: 

  • Improved lab performance
    • Sustainable lab practices can often go hand-in-hand with other benefits for the lab, including cost savings, increased safety, more adaptable labs, and a competitive advantage in both funding applications and recruitment of talented employees and researchers.
  • Access to lab sustainability resources, including financial resources
    • Getting involved with Green Labs means your lab can benefit from a wealth of resources, including lab sustainability toolkits, conservation campaign support, equipment rebates, sustainability grants, and much more.
  • Access to professional development opportunities
    • Lab members can gain specialized knowledge and skills, showcase their leadership, expand their professional networks, and earn recognition by championing lab sustainability projects and participating in dedicated programs such as the Sustainability Coordinators program.

The course is divided into several main modules:

  • Waste & Recycling
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Green Chemistry
  • Procurement
  • Get Involved

This course takes approximately 1 hour. At the end of the course there will be a quiz to receive a certificate of completion.

Start the course