The EPA Supports Green Chemistry, so Should Biologists

While biologists already have some choices for less toxic methods in their tool box, new discoveries in the field of green chemistry will lead to its faster adoption into life science lab work.  The EPA and chemists collaborating internationally are pushing the frontiers of this trend for good reason. 

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iGEM Goes Green Team Visits New England Biolabs to Promote their Campaign for Environmentally Friendly Laboratory Work

Good news!  A new generation of genetic engineers are starting off their careers, already mindful of the environmental impact of their laboratory work!!!   Importantly, they need another iGEM team to continue to promote this cause on social media channels for next year's iGEM competition.  Please share our enthusiasm by reading this interview with the TU Dresden team, AND share information about "iGEM Goes Green"!

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My Green Lab introduces the ACT Label for sustainable Laboratory work

Can you verify how your laboratory supplies and equipment contribute to your sustainability goals?  Start becoming an informed consumer by reading this interview with My Green Lab Director, Allison Paradise, about their newest project, the ACT labels. 

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What Does "Green Chromatography" Yield?

Subjects, such as resource optimization or better energy usage, have arrived in the laboratory. What does this mean for the most important separation method, chromatography? An inventory shows the amount of optimization potential in the technology that is more than 100 years old.

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Sustainable Lab Safety with Triumvirate Environmental

Today's Labconscious interview is for laboratory researchers interested in an easy to use and eco-friendly red bin system. Our thanks to Ian Lanza who is a regional life science director for Triumvirate Environmental, a provider of turnkey environmental and hazardous waste management services to education, healthcare, industrial, and life sciences labs...including New England Biolabs!

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How to Get the Highest Energy Savings in your Laboratory with a Fume Hood Retrofit Kit

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.

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WIN $1000 of product credit with the New England Biolabs Monarch Kit Upcycle Challenge! www.neb.com/MonarchUpcycle

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. 

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