The Galway Green Labs initiative

The Galway Green Labs initiative, saw labs at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at NUI Galway being the first in Europe to be awarded Green Lab Certification. The Galway Green Labs initiative, is spearheaded by Dr Una Fitzgerald, a CÚRAM funded Investigator, Director of the Galway Neuroscience Centre at NUI Galway and member of the CUSP team. Together with her ‘green team’ of CÚRAM researchers and staff, and with the support of the University Deputy President and Registrar, Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, and the CUSP team,  she is working to transform practice across campus to address issues such as plastic waste, energy reduction, recycling, and water usage. The achievement of Green Lab Certification in the CÚRAM Centre at NUI Galway was quickly followed by that of the Lambe Institute at University Hospital Galway (UHG). Certification of all laboratories on campus as ‘green’ by 2025 has since been adopted as a flagship action of NUI Galway’s sustainability strategy