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Caltech Green Labs

Green Labs is a volunteer driven group working towards making our labs more sustainable. If you are interested in volunteering with us, or if you have any questions, let us know by emailing us at, or sign up for our meetings or our listserv!
We are currently in the process of asking Caltech to hire a full-time Green Labs Coordinator.

Green Labs News

Holiday Checklist
Credit: Tasha Cammidge

We are happy to announce the official launch of the Green Labs program at Caltech. We are fully funded by the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering. Be sure to check out our growing catalogue of Green Labs resources, including our Action Plan, Green Labs Guide, Events (and Past Events!), and Green Labs Pilot Programs, as well as Caltech's Sustainability website for more information on Caltech's sustainability initiatives.

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Caltech has taken notice of all of our hard work, and recently featured Green Labs for Caltech Weekly for Earth Month! Amazing work Green Labs!

We recently presented at the International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Annual Conference, held in Anaheim.

The Graduate Student Council also asked us to speak to graduate students about our program in November!

If you are planning on going away for the holidays, check out our Green Labs Holiday Checklist to ensure you're not wasting energy or water during your holiday! Have a safe and enjoyable break!

Green Labs Certification

Certification Event Poster - April
Credit: Tasha Cammidge

To get certified, finish the easy, 30-minute Green Labs Certification and submit it to

Upon submission your lab will become Green Labs Certified! Your lab will be awarded a brag-worthy Green Labs Certified plaque to post outside your lab spaces. Labs that complete the Green Labs Certification can also expect to receive support from Green Labs, the division, as well as select vendors. Certified labs also have access to items such as free recycling bins, signage, and exclusive Green Labs events.

Green Labs is challenging labs to finish their Green Labs Certification by April 30, in anticipation of Earth Day. If your lab is certified by that day, your lab will be invited to come enjoy a sweet treat on us to celebrate your sustainability excellence!

Green Labs Events

Green Labs Pilot Programs

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Green Practices in Action at Caltech