At a time when students are decorating their dorm rooms, who says you can't decorate your lab and promote sustainability at the same time? University of Colorado (CU) Boulder's Green Labs Program makes it easy with an array of vibrant posters that are free to download. These posters are a spirited and eye-catching way to remind your colleagues—and yourself—what actions you can take to enhance your lab's sustainability.
CU offers a library of more than 30 posters featuring sustainability-related topics such as freezers, collaborative spaces, water conservation, and beyond. You can even customize the posters in a PDF-editing program to fit your lab's specific needs and culture.
These posters aren't just for educational institutions, they're for any lab looking to make practices greener and walls more colorful. Learn more about these posters on I2SL's website.
For more in-depth ways to promote sustainability in your lab, check out these resources from I2SL:
- The 2016 I2SL Annual Conference. Join us in Kansas City, Missouri, September 25 through 28 to attend sessions on user topics such as The North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge, effective outreach programs, and engaging laboratory users. Pre-conference registration ends this Friday. Onsite registration begins Sunday, September 25. Learn more about registration.
- Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. Experts Alison Farmer, Ph.D., kW Engineering, and Matt Gudorf, University of California, Irvine, offer advice on how communication can help lab construction and retrofit projects run smoothly. I2SL Members can download the guide for free.
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