The “iGEM goes green” initiative has provided their first GoGreenGuide online, which includes sustainability recommendations for ecofriendly lab work, including tools like a carbon footprint calculator. Read it before the iGEM conference in Boston this November!
Did you know that one laboratory fume hood uses as much energy in a year, as three average U.S. homes combined? Approximately 60% of laboratory energy bills go to HVAC systems that compensate for fume hoods.. Improvements to fume hoods represent a gigantic, green potential for cost savings in laboratory sustainability initiatives. This blog post is meant to explain how to get the best return on investment in your specific laboratory setting.
Have some intellectual fun today for a good cause! Take New England Biolab's Monarch® kits Upcycling Challenge to win either $1,000 in NEB product credit or a $1,000 donation to the charity of your choice. NEB will be donating $10 per submission to the Monarch Joint Venture whose mission is to conserve the monarch butterfly population.
In celebration of earth day this month, here is a list of U.S. university green labs news! Scientists and researchers who use sustainability pratices in their work, are using their funding efficiently, while protecting our environment. This is what being 'labconscious' is all about.
How should the US Microbead-Free Waters act affect our thinking about the proper disposal of microspheres as lab waste? Learn how biotechnology companies are using the bioplastic PHA with good results and further developing its use for other lab applications.