The National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed the Green Labs Program (GLP), to increase the awareness and participation of laboratory personnel in sustainable laboratory practices, with the goal of protecting the environment and human health.
The NIH GLP is an initiative of the Sustainability Management Team to recognize laboratories who choose to reduce their environmental footprint by participating in NIH environmental initiatives.
The program attempts to make it easier for researchers to learn about environmental stewardship by providing one source of information about relevant programs, policies, regulations, and mandates within the GLP self-assessment form. Any NIH staff representing a laboratory can assess their labs commitment towards incorporating environmental initiatives.
Click here to learn more about this program.