Stand Up for Sustainability
A letter from our Executive Director
Happy New Year from My Green Lab! We hope your 2017 is off to a great start. Following an incredibly busy 2016, we at My Green Lab are looking forward to an exciting year. We're overhauling our Green Lab Certification program, developing and advocating for new standards for lab equipment and consumables, and gearing up to educate thousands of scientists across North America on sustainable best practices in the lab.
My Green Lab’s mission – to build a culture of sustainability through science – is more relevant now than ever before. The last few years have seen general stagnation, if not reduction, in government support for scientific research. The next few may see more of the same, coupled with reduced focus on environmental stewardship. As we work together to navigate this uncertainty, it will be non-profits like My Green Lab that will be critical in preserving and ensuring resources for scientific research.
More than any other organization, My Green Lab will continue to be the loudest advocate for sustainability in science. Our standards will continue to drive greater focus on conservation, reducing operational costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and unnecessary use of water and toxic chemicals, all while inspiring the development of more efficient procedures and equipment. And it will be My Green Lab's outreach programs which ensure that the scientists of tomorrow are prepared to run environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable laboratories.
Collectively we are responsible for the future of research, our home, and each other. Working together, we can continue to make science a paragon for sustainability around the globe. Please take a moment to check out our latest campaign, and help us to spread the word!