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2017 Fall Theme: Sustainable Purchasing

Lunch & Learn – November 7, 2017

The Green Labs Lunch and Learns are a great way to get more information and network with others on campus regarding greening your lab.

What: FREE lunch with informative presentations
When: Tuesday November 7, 2017 (11:45am – 1:15pm)
Where: Room 3340, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (2405 Wesbrook Mall)
Details: Participants learned about UBC’s sustainable purchasing initiatives and how to promote best practices in labs and workspaces. Speakers from sustainable lab plastics manufacturer Labcon, energy efficient ultra-low temperature freezer manufacturers Stirling Ultracold, Thermo Scientific and the Green Labs committee shared tips on how you can reduce the environmental impact of lab purchasing decisions.

Activities and Prizes

During our events, we announce new activities for staff and researchers to participate in that will make their lab greener.

Each time you complete an activity, your name is entered in a draw to win a $100 gift card. With one winner each quarter, what a great incentive to get involved today!

And each time you complete an activity, your name is also entered to win our Green Labs grand prize. If you’ve read every newsletter and completed every activity over the three quarters, your name will be entered in the grand prize draw 12 times – pretty great odds to win!

Recent Prize Winners

Congratulations to Anne Thomas from Chemistry, who won a $100 MEC gift card for her participation in our Spring 2017 Green Labs events.