Green Research

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. Examples of ongoing initiatives are:

  1. Clean glass waste is picked up and diverted to recycling (managed through the Hazardous Waste Inventory System)
  2. Lab plastics are recycled and tracked online (managed through the Sustainability Office)

For more information about Green Labs Programs at UBC visit:

Green Labs Program

Green Research Prize Draw

Each year Health, Safety & Environment run a prize draw for labs that contribute to green research initiatives on campus.

For more information on Okanagan initiatives, contact or (250)807-8656.