My Green Lab
Academic labs can be the most resource-intensive spaces on campus—but they don’t have to be. We’re proud to expand our sustainability efforts by partnering with My Green Lab, a non-profit organization committed to making scientific research more sustainable.
Did You Know…
Academic research labs throw away 12 billion pounds of plastic every year
Academic lab buildings consume 5x more energy than office buildings
Academic lab buildings consume at least 4x more water than office buildings
Labs typically consume 50% of the energy on a university campus despite occupying less than 30% of the space
ULT freezers (-80s) typically consume as much energy as a home
Fume hoods typically consume as much energy as 3.5 homes
What Can YOU Do?
Get involved! Sign up for the monthly My Green Lab newsletter to get tips and news about how to start making your lab more sustainable.
Making Research More Sustainable, One Lab at a Time
Read how the Green Labs coordinator at UAB is helping labs reduce energy consumption and waste generation to make their research more sustainable.
Lab Sustainability Doesn’t Have To Be Painful
Did you know that one way to make your laboratory more sustainable is to have an “annual lab cleaning day”? Read more about simple changes you can make to improve your laboratory’s sustainability.
Episode 108: My Green Lab with Allison Paradise
Check out this HelloPhD podcast episode featuring the CEO and founder of My Green Lab, Allison Paradise, who shares some simple tweaks busy scientists can make to be greener.
Greening Labs—A New Way of Looking at Sustainability
Join Ritika Singh, Community Engagement Manager of My Green Lab, for this on-demand webinar about steps you can take to make your lab more sustainable.
What Are We Doing?
Promega is committed to making our own research, manufacturing and distribution more sustainable. Our Planet Aware program has resulted in a redesign of our product packaging and a Greenovation Award for waste diversion. We strive to minimize the effects of product shipping and reduce carbon emissions through energy efficiency measures.
Environmentally Preferable Products
Find out which of our products use less packaging, have fewer hazardous components and generate less waste.
Learn how redesigning our packaging resulted in a leaner, more sustainable box.
Recycling Disposable Gloves and Gowns
Read about the RightCycle Program, which has allowed us to recycle gloves, garments and safety goggles.
Reducing Carbon Emissions
See what we have done to make shipping products more environmentally friendly.