Green Labs

The Green Labs intern team aims to help all laboratories on campus to become more sustainable. Our consultation services provide UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff the information and tools they need to better understand the impacts of their practices and create healthy and sustainable laboratory environments.

Green Labs Program Overview


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Fall 2019 Green Labs Interns. From L-R Meg DiPoto, Norma Behrend-Martinez, Marina Steiner, Sanauz Alaei, Riley Collins.
Fall 2019 Green Labs Interns. From L-R Meg DiPoto, Norma Behrend-Martinez, Marina Steiner, Sanauz Alaei, Riley Collins.

Green Labs Certification

The Green Labs Certification program recognizes campus labs for their efforts in reducing their overall environmental impact. The program is designed to educate and empower labs to make more sustainable choices by assessing energy use, waste streams, and purchasing.

How to get certified:

  1. Contact the Green Labs team to set up a lab walk-through
  2. Complete an action checklist for your lab
  3. Review accomplishments and finalize the certification

By going through this program, you are helping fulfill the UW’s priority of Resource Stewardship to “promote environmental sustainability through our own campus operations, integrated with research and education.”

Resources for Labs

Below, you’ll find a directory of resources that are available both on- and off-campus. If you use a tool we don’t have listed that makes your laboratory a more sustainable place, or if you find something new, please contact us.

To learn more about the program, to ask questions, or to make suggestions, please write to greenlabs@lists.wisc.edu.