Not every scientist realizes that going green in the lab is not just eco-friendly,…it also improves scientific work! Informed scientists understand that green lab operations are designed to save time, while reducing environmental and financial costs. Check out the latest outreach events!
Events by I2SL, AASHE, Sustainable Labs Canada and Lab Innovations
My Green Lab’s Erika Daley presented The Top Five Ways to Reduce the Environmental Impact of your Lab
Ellen B. Garcia, a Department of Biological Sciences Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech, spoke about inspiring sustainable change in labs. See Virgina Tech’s article Leading the green charge: Ph.D. student Ellen Garcia introduces lab sustainability program to campusl
Recycling 101 was presented by the research and consulting company More Recycling
The AASHE 2018 Conference and Expo took place in Pittsburgh this month. AASHE is an organization shares best practices and resources for sustainability in higher education - a sector that includes 207 million people worldwide!
This impressive poster session presentation, Integrated Plastics Recycling and Research Facility at UC Berkeley showed that UC Berkeley is setting up its own plastics recycling facility. This effort incorporates the production of 3D printing filaments, and local manufacturing business partnerships.
A research award went to the University of South Hampton authors of Towards a universal carbon footprint standard: A case study of carbon management at universities. The study proposes a framework for conducting university carbon footprints, taking into account the energy-intensive activities of research institutions versus teaching-intensive institutions.
Sustainable Labs Canada is hosting Sustainability and the Human Element Conference now. Keynotes talks include highlighting the importance of collaboration between lab facilities teams and researchers, as well as the ease of putting Sustainability Platforms in place.
The Lab Innovations Conference is being held next week in the U.K. The Sustainable Lab feature is a new area featuring improvements in technology, procurement and best practice to “reduce running costs whilst safeguarding the science”. You can still register to attend!
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