The Office of Sustainability’s Green Lab team administers a customized My Green Lab Certification program. The program is administered once each academic year. If you missed the deadline, please complete the registration form to be eligible for the next session.
- Price: Free
- Participants: Laboratories at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Deadline: Sign-up by August 25th (Maximum of 50 labs per session)
The My Green Lab Certification is valid for 2 years. Please complete the registration form if you wish to recertify your laboratory.
My Green Lab Certified Labs at UW-Madison
|July 1 - August 25||Registration||Interested UW-Madison laboratories must complete the registration form by August 25th to participate in the upcoming program. The first 50 laboratories to sign-up will be enrolled in the program.|
|August 26 - September 1||Lab Setup||An Office of Sustainability intern will be assigned as your project manager. They will setup your virtual workspace. The primary lab contact will fill out a spreadsheet listing the names and emails of each lab member.|
|September 15 - October 15||Baseline Assessment||The My Green Lab organization will email a baseline assessment to each lab member. The self-assessment takes 30-45 minutes to complete. IMPORTANT: A minimum of 50% of the lab members must complete the baseline assessment by October 15 to remain in the program.|
|October 16 - October 31||Feedback||The My Green Lab organization will generate a feedback report and presentation. Your project manager will upload the report and presentation into your virtual workspace.|
|October 16 - October 31||Action Tracker||The project manager will create an action tracker in your lab's virtual workspace. The action tracker will allow your lab members to prioritize which sustainable lab practices the group will undertake.|
|October 16 - November 30||Site Visit||The project manager will setup a site visit to review the action tracker and walkthrough your laboratory. Please budget a minimum of 1-hour.|
|November 1 - March 15||Improvement||Your lab members will implement operational and behavioral changes that have been prioritized in the action tracker.|
|March 16 - April 15||Reassessment||The My Green Lab organization will email a re-assessment to each lab member. The re-assessment takes 30-45 minutes to complete. IMPORTANT: A minimum of 50% of the lab members must complete the baseline assessment by April 15 to be eligible for certification.|
|May 1 - May 30||Certification||The My Green Lab organization will assign a certification based on your assessment score.|
|June 1 - June 30||Communications||The My Green Lab organization will issue a certificate to display at your laboratory and a virtual badge to display on your website. The Office of Sustainability will update its webpage and issue University-wide communications for your accomplishment.|
|+2 years||Recertification||Your My Green Lab Certification will be valid for 2 years. You are encouraged to reapply for the My Green Lab Certification program because laboratory sustainability is a dynamic and evolving topic— new technologies and products can redefine best practices and opportunities. My Green Lab reviews and updates its programs periodically.|
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