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Michigan Green Labs Initiative Workshop

Agency: Environmental Quality


Making Labs Safer and More Sustainable
August 12, 2014
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

The second annual Green Labs workshop was graciously hosted by Michigan State University. Presentations were given by MSU on HVAC controls, energy conservation, and reducing chemical hazards without hindering research. We also shared additional case studies and best practices and distributed MGLI materials that can serve as the basis of a program for implementation at your institution. 

The Michigan Green Labs Initiative (MGLI) is a project of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality supported by a U.S. EPA grant. The MGLI seeks to deliver resources to and partner with institutions in Michigan to implement green laboratory practices. The University of Michigan Office of Campus Sustainability and Michigan State University are partnering to provide resources and expertise after implementing their own sustainable labs programs and projects. Ultimately, we hope your institution will become a partner and start a pilot green labs project or program.

Opportunities for Michigan Green Labs partner institutions:

  • Join as partner for your organization, department, or individual labs.
  • Contribute to a network of green labs practitioners.
  • Provide input on materials to help institutions find green and sustainable practices and solutions.
  • Pilot methods at your institution. Report results to the green labs community.


AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS

9:00am

Registration and Refreshments

9:30am

Welcome and Introduction to MGLI
Jennifer Battle, Director of Sustainability, Michigan State University

9:40am

Introduction to Workshop
Bob Ceru, Michigan State University
Chris Affeldt, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

9:45am

Energy Conservation and HVAC Controls in Laboratories
 - MSU Energy Transition Plan Overview
Dave Erickson, Cathy Huddy, and Stu Neils, Michigan State University

10:30am

Reducing the Amount of Chemicals in MSU–Chemistry without Hindering Research Work
Ardeshir Azadnia, PhD, Michigan State University

11:00am

Break

11:15am

How to Start a Green Labs Program in your Organization
Sudhakar Reddy, PhD, University of Michigan

11:45am

Michigan Green Labs Initiative – Resources and Opportunities
Chris Affeldt, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

12:15pm

Questions and Discussion

12:30pm

Lunch in Atrium

1:30pm

Lab Tours: Molecular Plant Science Building and Biochemistry Building
Bob Ceru, Dave Erickson, Cathy Huddy, and Stu Neils, Michigan State University

3:00pm

Adjourn


 

Michigan Green Labs Initiative (MGLI)  For more information on the MGLI, visit the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearing house at http://migreenchemistry.org/education/green-labs/.


   

 




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