Green Procurement

Buying lab equipment?

There's a new and emerging certification for lab equipment that can easily help you make your choices.
The ACT Label was started by My Green Labs to identify sustainable products.

When making any purchase at UCSC, make sure to consult the UC Sustainable Procurement Guidelines.

The EPA's Energy Star Product Finder is another all around good option.

 

Freezers
UCSC's 2020 Green Labs Cold Storage Menu provides good options and popular brands other PI’s are using across campus.

Reference UC Riverside's report on: Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Performance and Energy Use Tests

What about refrigerents? Climate-friendly freezers aren't just about the kWh. Read MyGreenLab.org's newsletter about the climatic impact of HFCs. 

FREE STUFF: Freezer equipment promotion from ThermoScientific

Gloves
Kimberly-Clark Glove Line

Paper
Buy local, sustainable paper on CruzBuy: Item Number - UNV20100
Palace Art & Office Supply, 100% Recycled Copy Paper, 92 Brightness, 20lb, 8-1/2 x 11, White, 5000 Shts/Ctn

 

Looking for Funding? 
Check out the Carbon Fund and other opportunities.

 

Great News!
A new system will capture and reuse scarce helium for critical lab instruments