|Submission Date||Dec. 14, 2017|
|0.50 / 0.50||
Student Development Services
|Yes or No|
|Energy conservation and efficiency, e.g. fume hood ("shut the sash") and freezer maintenance programs||Yes|
|Water conservation and efficiency||No|
|Chemical use and disposal||Yes|
|Materials management, e.g. green purchasing guidelines and recycling and reuse programs||Yes|
|Training for lab users on sustainable practices||No|
1. Energy: Signage on all hoods instruct people to keep the sash down when not in use. Freezer fins are cleaned out annually.
2. Water: Sinks are only left running to generate vacuum when necessary.
3. Chemical use and disposal: We dispose of all hazardous waste through a state contracted vendor on an annual basis. Many of the labs have gone to microscale or are shifting toward more benign chemicals.
4. Materials management: Where possible we reuse chemicals/supplies for labs. We recycle the recyclable material through campus recycling. Fresh dissection specimens are diverted to compost instead of garbage.
5. Currently, we do not have training for lab users on sustainable practices that would extend beyond the 4 bullets just mentioned. However, new employee orientation covers the breadth of sustainability on campus, so anything more specific to a department may happen informally or be catered towards that department's specific needs (e.g., laboratory).
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