The Green Research Program facilitates the sustainable reduction of the research footprint on the environment.
HSE works in partnership with UBC Okanagan Sustainability on recycling and recovery programs. HSE also provides training, guidance, and consultations on green research initiatives.
Green Research Prize Draw
Each year Health, Safety & Environment runs a prize draw for labs that contribute to green research initiatives on campus. The 2021 Green Research Prize Draw is happening from September 2021 to March 2022. Labs are entered into the monthly draws each time:
- ‘clean glass’ waste is picked up and diverted to recycling (managed through the Hazardous Waste Inventory System)
- ‘lab plastics’ are recycled and tracked online (managed through the Sustainability Office)
This year’s Green Research Prizes are (1) reusable gloves and (2) biodegradable gloves
This year’s winners to date:
September 2021: Rosemary Garner – biodegradable gloves
October 2021: Dan Durall – biodegradable gloves
November/December 2021: Rosemary Garner – reusable gloves
January 2022: Ieva Zigg