The Green Lab community is rapidly growing, as scientists recognize the need to reduce the environmental footprint of their laboratory operations. The first of its kind My Green Lab Accredited Professional program provides scientists and others who work with labs with the necessary knowledge base and tools to bring sustainability into their labs or organizations. The program focuses on the critical concepts in lab sustainability, with an emphasis on practical tools and takeaways.
Why Should I Become a My Green Lab AP?
This program is designed for scientists and people who support or work with laboratories, including green lab program managers, facility managers, lab managers, product manufacturers and reps, designers, architects, and engineers. The program will be beneficial to anyone who is interested in lab sustainability and wishes to increase their knowledge of relevant topics and best practices. The program will serve as an introductory course to topics in lab sustainability, with an emphasis on practical solutions. There are no prerequisites for becoming a My Green Lab AP.
What are the Costs of Accreditation?
The program costs include access to online modules, videos, resource guides, quizzes, and access to My Green Lab’s AP community.
What does the My Green Lab AP Cover?
The My Green Lab AP program consists of in-depth modules that will cover 6 distinct topic areas of lab sustainability. These will be launched throughout 2021, and will be periodically updated with new information and best practices.
What is My Green Lab?
My Green Lab is a global 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to creating a culture of sustainability through science. Our goal is to unify and lead scientists, vendors, designers, energy providers, and others in a common drive toward a world in which all research reflects the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. Run “for scientists, by scientists,” we develop standards, oversee their implementation, and inspire the many behavioral changes that are helping to bring sustainability to the bench.
What is the AP Course Format?
Each module will include written content and resources, as well as recorded videos from My Green Lab and other professionals in the Green Labs and Sustainability Community. After completing all modules, registrants will be given a comprehensive final exam which must be passed with a score of >80% to achieve accreditation. The My Green Lab accreditation last two years, with an opportunity for continuing education and renewal.
Meet Our Lead Instructors:
is the Chief Sustainability Officer of My Green Lab. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from Yale and is an internationally recognized Green Lab expert
is the founding Co-Chair of the Cambridge Sustainable Labs planning group, and the the former Green Lab Program Manager at MIT
is a Green Lab Program Manager at My Green Lab, and previously managed the Green Lab Program at University of Colorado Boulder
is a UK based ACT consultant for My Green Lab and works with Manufacturers and Procurement official to promote more sustainable lab procurement