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Green Labs LogoGreen Labs is a committee that brings together students, staff, and faculty who are interested in green issues in a lab setting. This could be anyone currently working a lab building: lab managers, P.I.s, graduate students, building managers, or anyone else who has insight on what kinds of waste lab buildings produce, and what kinds of unique energy and water needs they have and what efficiencies could be explored. This committee also seeks interested EHS personnel, people from recycling, sustainability, energy management, and other departments as well as student groups interested in brainstorming ideas and solutions geared towards making UNC’s labs greener.

The Green Labs committee has been a part of many exciting waste reduction, water reduction, and energy efficiency improvements in labs on campus, as well as campus-wide. We hope you will be a part of what this committee can become in the future! If you are interested in joining the committee, being added to the green labs listserv, or have ideas or suggestions for the committee please send an email to the Green Labs committee at

Green Labs Best Practice Guide
This excellent resource was created by a group of students in an environmental Capstone class, working for the Green Labs committee. You may request a hard copy by emailing or download a PDF by clicking on the picture to the left.