SBI Goes Green!

Written by: SBI Staff
Written on: Friday, 30 September, 2022

SBI is very proud to announce that we have received a ‘Green’ distinction, the highest level awarded by non-profit organisation My Green Lab Certification.

Over the last several months, SBI staff and students have made real and impactful changes to decrease the​ ​environmental footprint of our research by joining the​ ​#MyGreenLabCertification Program.​ ​Now, after a thorough online assessment of our lab practices, equipment,​ ​waste, and procurement we were awarded the highest level 'Green'​ ​certificate! 

​This is a proud achievement for everyone in SBI but especially to our Green Lab Team who worked so hard over the last year to implement the changes needed ​​for this certification. SBI's lab manager, Amaya Garcia Munoz, led this project and was tireless in her efforts, along with lab technician, Kasia O'Gorman. It required a group effort to bring our scores up to this highest standard, but we could not have done it without Amaya and Kasia keeping us encouraged and on task.

My Green Lab Certification is a proven, scalable program that helps organizations achieve their sustainability goals. It offers tried-and-true methods rooted in science to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of laboratories without disrupting the critical work underway.

Recognized by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign as a key measure of progress towards a zero-carbon future, My Green Lab Certification is considered the gold standard for laboratory sustainability best practices around the world.

We are delighted to join a community of hundreds of labs that have been My Green Lab certified and encourage other interested labs to considering ‘going green’!

More information about this program can be found at