Good laboratory management increases productivity, improves lab safety and conserves science funding. Going green is economical and safer for human health and the environment.  Watch some of our favorite green lab videos. 

(Visit: The UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry is transforming the way chemicals are formulated, produced and used in manufacturing products. The center is expanding the curriculum for chemistry students, providing information to public policy-makers, and developing chemicals that are safer for human health and the environment.
Quentin Gilly, Senior Coordinator for the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Green Labs Program, speaks with New England BioLabs on ways to incorporate sustainable and energy-saving practices in laboratories. To learn more about Green Labs at Harvard visit
Watch this animation for easy, green lab tips! The mission of is to inform and connect scientists interested in sustainable, efficient laboratory work
Traditional disposal of regulated medical waste is costly and harmful to the environment. It's traditionally picked up from healthcare institutions and brought to an incinerator or dumped into a landfill. With over 100,000 waste management projects under its belt, Triumvirate saw a problem and set to fix it.
Watch a quick green lab tips animation, hear from the 2017 "iGEM Goes Green" team, and learn more about, a site devoted to improving the efficiency of lab work, while reducing its environmental impact.
Welcome to Seeding Labs - giving scientists worldwide the opportunity to innovate. Find out more about what we do and why it's so important.
Do you want to join our movement and collaborate with us? Find out more at: An initiative by the TU Dresden iGEM Team of 2017. Follow us: Thanks a lot to Sächsische Ausbildungs- und Erprobungskanäle ( for supporting us with voice-over recording.
In this video series we take a look at what Sustainability at Harvard means. In this video we explore how green building teams have partnered with lab managers and researchers to build healthier, more energy efficient laboratories.

My Green Lab is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainability in laboratories.  To learn more, please visit our website, Laboratories can be challenging work environments. The key to a safe, efficient and compliant laboratory for the life science industry is to integrate the entire building infrastructure from fume hoods to laboratory room control, primary plants, fire safety, security as well as building and energy management systems.
Learn about how the University of Edinburgh is making its laboratories more sustainable, and encouraging lab users to do the same. For more information on sustainable laboratories, visit Music: "Analog" by Jon Luc Hefferman, CC-BY-NC

The Green Chemistry Commitment & Beyond Benign: This webinar begins with a discussion of several mass metrics of importance to green chemistry educators and their students (atom economy, reaction mass efficiency, E factor and process mass intensity (PMI)). Connections are made to the industrial significance of these metrics (especially PMI), and examples of how they are taught in undergraduate laboratory and lecture environments are given.

Armed with spare pipettes, vials, centrifuges and chemicals, more than 150 people from across campus carted or carried their unneeded lab supplies to the lawn at the Li Ka Shing Center for the Office of Sustainability's third annual lab swap event.
Lisa Anderson shares her passion for making the world a better place through science and technology. Learn more about the Passion in Science Awards™ at

 Purdue Green Lab Initiative talk on plastics disposal, release, impact reduction and REM compliance. 

mtm can currently process up to 75,000 tons of input product a year. We obtain our base material from various sources. In the procurement of our raw materials, we focus on plastic waste from pure, high-quality plastics.
Laboratories can consume anywhere between 3 to 10 times more energy and resources than typical academic spaces such as lecture theatres. As such, there is an important need to engage and work with the research community at King's to introduce sustainable and efficient practices throughout our labs.
You wouldn't leave the faucet on, would you? Learn more about the Tufts Green Labs Initiative at!
Incorporating the principles of green chemistry into your lab can do more than lessen your ecological footprint. Join David Finster and Jeffrey Whitford as they share how to adopt sustainable strategies that inherently produce a safer lab and chemical facility in both commercial and academic settings.
Learn how you can easily recycle all of the components in your Monarch Kits. Learn more about NEB's environmental philosophy at
To improve energy efficiency in laboratories, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) partnered withBetter Buildings to launch the Smart Labs Accelerator. Smart Lab Accelerator Partners commit to reducing energy use in labs by at least 20% over the next 10 years or implement no- or low-cost measures in the shorter-term.
What research lab doesn't care about a good return on investment for their spending? The last five years has marked an increase in the level of scrutiny applied to projects to assure maximum ROI. The early design process demands greater economic analysis of lifecycle costs to reduce operating and energy costs and optimize environmental performance.
The Professor and his colleagues devise greener ways to produce the anti-Malaria drug Artemisinin. Artemisinin was first discovered in China. The main article: Additional info: This video features Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff. He pays special thanks to his colleague Professor Michael George.
The showpiece of the atrium in Drexel University's Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is a vertical wall of living plants, 20 feet wide, rising five stories (75 feet) in height -- the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. But the biowall is not just for show.
Green labs manage laboratory waste in a way that is efficient, cost effective, and eco-friendly. This webinar from the "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Lab Waste" Green labs Event Series, at the University of Virginia, covers three ways to reduce lab waste, and presents a few scientist success stories.