Green Labs: a guide to developing sustainable science in your organization

Immunol Cell Biol. 2023 Jan 25. doi: 10.1111/imcb.12624. Online ahead of print.


Scientific research plays a vital role for society, but carries a significant environmental footprint, involving intensive use of energy and resources. Scientists are well placed to understand the unfolding climate and ecological crises, but may not appreciate how heavily their research, and other work-related activities, contribute to emissions and pollution. With the consequences of climate change and ecological breakdown playing out in real time, scientists now have an important, urgent role to play in catalyzing solutions. Here, we explore how research organizations can reduce their environmental impact, share useful resources and encourage the global community to engage in making science more sustainable.

Keywords: climate change; environment; sustainability; sustainable science.