The EMS Sustainability Council is soliciting volunteers for a college Sustainable Labs Program. As part of a University-wide pilot program that is just starting, it is our intent to engage the services of https://www.mygreenlab.org/, a non-profit organization that among other things supports “laboratories with actionable ways to make meaningful change” that “saves money and preserves resources while ensuring a safe, healthy and fun environment in support of your science”. This program will play a key role in achieving the objectives of the college’s sustainability strategy.
The program we envision will involve:
Identifying a lab “champion” to lead and oversee a lab's participation;
Participating in the my green lab process;
Collaborating with other labs at Penn State through the same program;
Engaging in a parallel EMS-internal effort to quantify electricity use in your lab; and,
Reducing your carbon and overall environmental footprint.
We have budgeted sufficient funds to support this program and seek interested volunteers representing non-teaching labs - we will provide more detailed information to those who respond. If interested, please email Tim White, email@example.com by April 22, 2022.
Frank Driscoll, EMS Facilities Manager and Safety Officer
John Lease, GEMS Board Liaison to EMS Sustainability Council
Tim White, EMS Sustainability Officer