Lawrence Livermore receives USDA award for purchasing bio-based materials

Nov. 15, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) received an award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bio-preferred Program for purchasing bio-based materials that includes all the compostable products used in Laboratory cafeterias and bio-based cleaning products used by the custodial division. The award, presented to LLNL, was "For your leadership in advancing USDA’s goals...

Laboratory pilots electric vehicle program

Nov. 14, 2017- 
Through a collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently launched a government-owned electric vehicle program, helping the Lab and its employees to be proactive in reducing emissions and meeting future sustainability goals. See the video. The program is threefold. The Lab added a Level II charging station and two Level II solar...

Laboratory recognized for its sustainability

Sept. 29, 2017- 
Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 on Tuesday presented Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with a regional-level award for significant efforts in reducing waste. The award ceremony was held at Sandia National Laboratory-California’s open campus at the monthly farmers market. This month’s farmers market theme was sustainability -- a fitting venue...

EPA honors LLNL's purchasing program

July 17, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of five Bay Area federal facilities recognized for improving efficiency, saving resources and reducing costs as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC).    LLNL has participated in the FGC since its inception in 2011, achieving reductions in municipal waste, sustainable purchasing, sustainable electronics and transportation...

Labs promote pedal power on Bike to Work Day

May 17, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia/California employees participated in the 23rd annual Bike to Work Day, commuting to work via pedal power. Bike to Work Day is a way of promoting the benefits of bicycling and supporting safe roads for bicyclists and motorists. For the second year in a row, the Laboratory sponsored an "energizer station," set up next to the bus stop at...

'Superfund tours' at Livermore site and Site 300

Jan. 24, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will host a pair of "Superfund Program tours" in March to provide the public a close-up look at LLNL’s ongoing program to clean up historic soil and groundwater contamination.The first tour will take place at Site 300, LLNL’s experimental testing site in the hills between Livermore and Tracy, on Wednesday, March 8, from 9 a...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory receives sustainability award

July 29, 2016- 
The Laboratory was one of several sites across the nuclear security enterprise recognized with a 2016 Sustainability Award for innovation and excellence in environmental sustainability, by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). LLNL’s Sustainability Performance Program (SP2), in collaboration with many subject matter experts across the site, received an...

Employees get in high gear on Bike to Work Day

May 13, 2016- 
The "energizer station" set up Thursday next to the bus stop at Vasco Road and East Avenue drew more than 180 bicycle commuters participating in Bike to Work Day.This was the first time in recent memory that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia located their station outside the gates in a publicly accessible place. After signing in and registering their commute mileage, riders...

Lab scientist honored by Stanford University

Nov. 19, 2015- 
A Lab scientist whose ties as a student, researcher and alumnus with Stanford University span six decades has been honored by the Bay Area university.LLNL materials scientist Troy Barbee Jr. was one of four Stanford graduates inducted into the university’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame (MAHF) recently during a ceremony at the Tresidder Memorial Union.Barbee was inducted into the school’s...

Meet Kim Danny: future environmental scientist

July 17, 2015- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. ______________The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and administrative...

Lab wins NNSA Sustainability Award

Dec. 8, 2014- 
Green might be the color of a beautifully landscaped campus. But at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), gold is the color of success.Since embarking on an ambitious plan this year to conserve water across the board, the Lab saved more than 10 percent of the 240 million gallons of water it consumes annually. That includes letting turf return to California’s natural golden color,...

LLNL sustainability efforts recognized by NNSA

Oct. 24, 2013- 
Three of Lawrence Livermore's sustainability projects have been recognized by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with 2013 Sustainability Awards.The awards recognize exemplary individual and team performance in advancing sustainability objectives through innovative and effective programs and projects that increase energy, water and fleet efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases...

LLNL garners 'Best in Class' award from NNSA

May 4, 2012- 
The NNSA announced in a press release last week the Pollution Prevention Awards (P2) given to its national laboratories and sites for innovative initiatives. The P2 awards recognize performance in integrating environmental stewardship practices that helps to reduce risk, protect natural resources and enhance site operations. In addition to three awards given to the Lab in the category of...