Living Lab Projects & Digital Archive

A true campus impact

Faculty, staff, and students have collaborated on numerous projects to solve campus sustainability challenges. These projects result in tangible changes that inspire leaders, build a stronger community, and create thriving natural systems.

Contributors on Living Lab projects also have the opportunity to permanently document their work in the Living Lab Digital Archive. Through the archive, individuals are recognized for their impactful efforts and provide the ability for future groups to build on existing work. See more  about the digital archive below.


Model Examples of Living Lab Projects

We have selected a few examples of outstanding Living Lab Projects to highlight a few of the components that help lead  Living Lab Project to successful outcomes.



Waste Reduction Services - Carbon Footprint Analysis

A Sustainability Certificate capstone course (SUST 4500) assisted WRS in calculating their operational carbon footprint.


UGA Campus Arboretum

The Campus Arboretum has nearly a quarter century history on campus and highlights the diversity and ecosystem benefits of campus trees via tree walks, interpretive signage, and sharing of tree inventory data.


UGA Pollinator Project

The Pollinator Project promotes pollinator well-being through habitat enhancement, education, outreach, research, & collaborative projects among students, faculty, staff and the community.

THe value of Archiving living lab Work

In partnership with the UGA Library we have created the UGA Living Lab Archive, consisting of projects and data arising from UGA's Living Lab program. By submitting your project or dataset to the archive, your work will have a lasting impact on UGA's efforts to become a leader in sustainability across universities. The UGA Living Lab Digital Archive aims to:

  1. Document a dynamic collection of Living Lab project outcomes and campus data.
  2. Share - Provide the opportunity for groups to share, analyze, and build upon existing findings in collection.
  3. Teach - Support learning goals through utilizing data and projects as teaching tools.
  4. Accelerate the implementation of sustainability solutions on campus, in our community, and beyond.

For this archive to be effective, we encourage all Living Lab projects, whether they be class projects, capstones, internships, grants, or other collaborations, to consider submitting project outputs and results for consideration to the archive. Please see our digital archive guidelines to learn how you can submit your project.


Explore the UGA Living Lab Archive


Digital Archive Submission Guidelines


Digital Archive Submission Guidelines

Consider submitting project outputs to the Living Lab Digital Archive. Download or print out the guidelines to make sure that your project outputs meet the basic requirements.