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Feb 5
Environmental Health Seminar – DAWGS Research: A pilot program for reducing waste in our research laboratories
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

UGA College of Public Health
Environmental Health Sciences
Spring Seminar Series

UGA Campus Sustainability Grant: Diversion of Academic Wastes for Green and Sustainable Research (DAWGS Research)

This week’s guest speakers:  Megan Lott, Ph.D. student, and Amelia Foley, undergraduate student, Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia; and Star Scott, Green Lab Program Coordinator, University of Georgia

The seminar will take place on Friday, February 5, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. online via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: 941 5555 0151 Passcode: EHSC8030

About: Mounting evidence suggests that research laboratories contribute significantly to the global plastic waste burden, with research contributing an estimated 5.5 million tons, annually. To improve the management of plastic wastes from our research laboratories, the Department of Environmental Health has received a UGA Campus Sustainability Grant for the following project: Diversion of Academic Wastes for Green and Sustainable Research (DAWGS Research). DAWGS Research aims to implement a pilot-scale lab recycling program for the Department of Environmental Health. This program will be specifically dedicated to the diversion of research consumables from waste streams during the spring of 2021. Program results will help estimate the impact and determine the feasibility of an institutional-wide research recycling program.
Please join this week’s seminar to learn more about the pilot program. An overview of the pilot program will be provided by EHS Students Megan Lott and Amelia Foley. Proper protocols for lab recycling safety will be detailed by Star Scott, the Green Labs Program Coordinator. Join in for a conversation about waste reduction in our research programs and an opportunity to enroll in this lab recycling pilot program!

Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, contact Haoguang Liu.


February 5
11:30 am - 12:20 pm
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Department of Environmental Health Science