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Quiz: how green is your lab?

Is your lab full of sustainability champions or single-use scientists? Use our quiz to find out.
Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar is the manager of the CU Green Labs Program, a programme that she has been building and creating over the past ten years at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Produced in partnership with Nature and scientists and members of the CU Green Labs Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, this short quiz highlights a collection of actions being put into practice by researchers taking part in the laboratory-sustainability movement. Green lab programmes, in collaboration with the scientific community, are working to address lab-sustainability topics to minimize the environmental and social footprint of research. Although it is not a true scientific measure, this quiz will hopefully help you to see where your lab is already excelling and provide ideas for different directions.

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