Labs can use considerable amounts of water, electricity and products, so small actions can culminate in big benefits for the environment and society. Cultivate a culture of sustainability and maintain a safe workspace for all.
A green lab is a safe lab. Any research, field or teaching lab at UAlberta can be certified by Green Spaces for demonstrating best practices for environmental health and safety. Everyone working in the lab commits to reducing waste, conserving energy and water and maintaining a safe space. Actions include turning off unused equipment and finding alternatives to hazardous chemicals. These ideas and others are highlighted in the application.