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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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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Labs prioritize safety and save energy in UVA’s first “Shut the Sash” fume hood competition

Fume hoods present a unique opportunity for the University of Virginia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while informing researchers of better safety practices. #shutthesash 

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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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The March for Science: Green Labs Support Science Funding and Earth Day ... Every day!

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. 

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How to Start a Vinyl, latex and nitrile lab Glove Recycling Program:Interview with Lisa Anderson Post Doctoral Scholar at MIT

Dr. Lisa Anderson was kind enough to grant me an interview with her about her experience setting up lab glove recycling programs.  Our hope is that this information will present a "how to guide" for launching lab glove recycling programs at university laboratories.  Check list and case study poster provided. 

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