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Green Reps Network

Welcome to the Green Reps Network space!

Each research group at Plant Sciences has a Green Rep. They are the contact point for any questions or information about the environmental impact of the work that goes on.

A current list of our Green Reps can be found here (Raven login required).

Green Labs


Efforts to make research more environmentally responsible is happening all around the university, through the Green Labs initiative. Click the logo at right for more:

Freezer Man

Tips & Info on: Cold Storage

A collection of useful resources on how to keep your freezer running as well as possible are in the table below, with instructions to help you find what you need to know! 


First of all, let this smiley man from Harvard show you how to simply de-ice your Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) freezer in 4 steps. Just click him! Courtesy of Green Harvard


Click on the header below to access the resource

Best Bits


Freezers best practice - University of Edinburgh Concise outline of the problems and solutions associated with ULT freezers with good onward links. Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh
Basic Preventative Maintenance Checklist - CU Green Labs Single page How-to guide for simple ULT freezer maintenance. CU Green Labs Program, Environmental Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
How to run an Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Efficiently - UCDavis

Comprehensive document on ULT freezer best practice.

P6 - How to clean the filter

P6-7 - How to quickly reduce frost accumulation

Store Smart Program, University of California, Davis
-70'C Efforts - CU Green Labs Excellent mini-site explaining why it is a good idea to 'chill-up' ULT freezers from -80'C to -70'C. CU Green Labs Program, Environmental Center, University of Colorado, Boulder