Webinar Laboratory Minimalism: productive, cost effective and eco-friendly

When you think of going "green" in the laboratory, does it sound like a distraction?  The truth is that there are big benefits to updating your lab material flow system.  There are good reasons why research institutions and corporations have re-invented how labs work to facilitate sustainability. Consider the following impact areas of laboratory waste.

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3 Tips for a Greener Cleanroom

Labs that require the regular use of rooms to decontaminate employees know how much of a misnomer the term “cleanroom” can be. Sure, these areas prevent allergens and pollutants from affecting the workplace and potential consumers, but one look at the energy costs of operating such an area reveals an ironic truth: running a cleanroom can be a dirty business.

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International Freezer Challenge: Who Saves the Most?

Freezers are among the biggest energy consumers in a lab, and as a result they can cost a lab a lot of money. The International Freezer Challenge promotes best practices in cold storage management and awards the labs who have done the most to save energy and improve their sample storage.

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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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