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CSU Green Lab Program

CSU Green Lab Program

The CSU Green Lab program was developed to conserve energy and water and to reduce waste in CSU labs. The components of the program include:

  • CSU Green Lab website: An overview of the program with links to CSU materials and resources.
  • Green Lab Guide: Best practice guidelines for energy and water conservation, sustainable purchasing, and waste reduction.
  • Shut the Sash campaign: Fume hoods are one of the largest energy users on campus. New stickers remind users to always shut the sash for safety and energy conservation.
  • Green Lab Training: This module will be included with EHS Lab Safety Training in Blackboard.

Faculty are encouraged to implement the guidelines appropriate for their labs and share these resources with students and staff who work in labs.

The Green Lab Guide was developed by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety in partnership with an undergraduate student intern. Her work was featured on the CSU Engaged blog, Student Helps Create Green Lab Program.

For questions or more information, email Jenn McMillin, Director of Sustainability, at