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Safe & Sustainable

We aim to promote a safe and sustainable research environment to align with MIT’s Climate Action Plan​.

Integrate Sustainability Across The Lab Sector

While MIT’s research laboratories occupy only about 25% of the physical footprint of the campus, they collectively account for over 65% of campus energy use and emissions. Much of this energy is essential to provide a safe and a productive research environment, but when everyone is thoughtful about their individual and lab-group energy use, lab waste, and other habits, it makes a really big difference.

Safe & Sustainable Labs S2L

Learn about simple actions to make labs more sustainable, environment friendly and efficient.


The Certification Program is an easy, informative, and interactive way for individual laboratories and groups to discover the ways that they can save energy, resources, and more while conducting their research.

Cold Storage

Best practices on managing ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers and incentive programs for promoting efficient, effective sample storage for laboratories.

Green Chemistry

A set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products.