Social Responsibility and Sustainability

9 June: Laboratory Sustainability Training

This session will be held on the University of Edinburgh's Blackboard Collaborate tool. A link will be circulated to attendees around 24 hours prior to the event (we will also keep an eye out for late sign-ups and try to send a link in time if you register close to the event time).


  • Explain what the University of Edinburgh is doing to improve sustainability in labs, and why​
  • Explain the specific sustainability challenges presented by labs​
  • Explain what you can do to improve sustainability in your lab​
  • Describe options for your next steps

Learning outcomes

Understanding of the context​:

  • global climate and ecological emergencies, ​
  • University of Edinburgh’s sustainability impacts​
  • University of Edinburgh’s sustainability targets and projects

The specific impact of labs

​Understanding what you can do to improve sustainability in labs in the following areas:

  • Fume cupboards​
  • Cold storage​
  • ​Waste and recycling​
  • Chemicals and materials​
  • Scientific equipment
  • Building services
  • Water
  • ​Sterilisation​
Illustration of fume cupboard being pulled down with sustainability symbols for recycling, water and energy
Jun 09 2022 -

9 June: Laboratory Sustainability Training

This CPD session will provide you with practical advice including tips and recommendations for adopting good practices which not only improve sustainability, but also often save money, improve science, and improve health and safety too.

Online event