Scientists are at the forefront of efforts to battle climate change, so it’s only fitting that they are integral participants in the new Bronco Green Labs Program.
As part of CPP’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and foster a culture of renewable resources, the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety developed the Bronco Green Lab program to evaluate and promote sustainable behavior and efficiency within campus laboratories.
“This initiative is another in a long line of programs the university has supported in its efforts to become more sustainable and to help reduce carbon emissions,” said Aaron Klemm, the Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management. “Every ton of emissions will reduce the disruptions that will challenge us in the future.”
With the creation of the Bronco Green Lab program, the departments are able to provide resources and guidance in areas including energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, sustainable purchasing and green chemistry.
The program was developed to be completed remotely, so the lab certification process can be done safely. Professors Alex John (biochemistry) and Chantal Stieber (inorganic chemistry) of the College of Science were both certified by the Bronco Green Lab for their sustainable practices.
For more information or to find out how your lab can be certified, go to https://www.cpp.edu/sustainability/green-labs.shtml or email firstname.lastname@example.org.