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Sustainability Principles

Sustainability: the Foundation of Our Science

The Laboratory’s efforts in sustainability focus on four broad principles:

  1. Striving to be climate neutral through reducing energy use and effective energy management;
  2. Lowering the environmental impact of the campus through sustainable infrastructure;
  3. Leveraging research in conjunction with our operations and in support of the northeastern region; and
  4. Fostering a culture of sustainability with our employees and our community.

The Laboratory remains strongly committed to supporting and achieving the targets in the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP). Leadership in sustainability is demonstrated through the Laboratory’s management practices, stewardship of the BNL campus, as well as our research and education programs. The efforts in sustainability are communicated widely across the Laboratory, and the Senior Leadership team remains actively engaged.

Earth Day Events

Apr 12-26

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Details

Apr 26

10 AM

Green Vehicle Showcase

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkner Hall Circle
Come by to see what’s new in the world of electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Learn about the benefits of owning an energy-efficient vehicle and how you can help reduce air emissions while enjoying increased fuel economy. For more information, contact Jeff Williams Ext. 5587.

Apr 26

10:30 AM

Brookhaven Lab Annual Office Swap

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkner Hall Lobby
A great annual tradition: The Office Swap. Support Brookhaven Lab's Housekeeping Standard to help ensure a safe, healthy, and clean environment for all workers. Clean out your office, conference rooms, and supply closets and get rid of clutter! Bring unwanted supplies to Berkner Hall Lobby and swap or just take what you need – for free! For more information about the Annual Office Swap, contact Francine Donnelly, Ext. 3381.

Apr 26

10:30 AM

Photography Contest Display and Winners Announced

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkner Hall Lobby
Check out the wonderful photography taken by Brookhaven Lab staff, contractors, and visitors who participated in the "People's Choice" Photography Contest based on the theme of “There is No Planet B.” How did you vote? Come see which photos won!

Apr 26

11 AM-1 PM

Rideshare Service

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Berkner Hall Lobby
Visit the MetroPool table to learn how the 511 NY Rideshare program works. Seek out rideshare partners using the 511 NY Rideshare Matching Service and learn about the 511 NY Rideshare Guaranteed Ride Service available to all Lab staff who rideshare.

Apr 26

12 PM

E-Waste Drop-Off

Noon to 1 p.m., Berkner Hall Circle
Start your spring-cleaning at home! Come drop off your personal electronic waste (E-Waste) and learn how to recycle E-Waste in an environmentally responsible manner. E-Waste includes: computers (laptops and desktops); peripherals (printers, scanners and fax machines); monitors (CRTs and flat screens); and cell phones. Remember to clean your electronics first—check out these free data wiping tools (pdf). Plus, if you have an old RSA SecureID token to discard, see if you can hit the target in our token toss, and win a prize! For more information, contact Peter Pohlot, Ext. 5660.