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The North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge

The NALFC is a competition designed to promote best practices in cold storage management. Win prizes and save energy. Don't let your insititution miss out-sign up today! 

A special thanks to graphic designer Amanda Le for creating the NALFC logo!

Dare To Save The Planet?

Researchers are often not trained to consider waste management and recycling in laboratories. Some labs do not even have recycling bins, even though they use recyclable materials. Items such as pipette tip boxes, Nalgene bottles, white foam, and cardboard typically do not have to go to the landfill! Be sure to ask your lab manager or PI on how the lab can implement a recycling program, if it is not already being done. Together, we can make a difference. Check out our YouTube video on recycling in your lab!

Featuring Our October Green Lab Champion
Erin Fry

As a Human Genetics graduate student at the University of Chicago, I was concerned about the environmental impact of the research done at my University. For a short period of time, UChicago had a sustainable laboratory program, but it fizzled out a few years before my arrival, thus laboratories had no guidelines or support for increasing their sustainability. 

Hence, I founded UChicago GreenLabs. For a year and a half, I have been directing the program and initiating projects to help decrease the energy use and waste creation of numerous biology labs. These projects include a GreenLabs certification program, Kimberly-Clark nitrile glove recycling, 'Shut the Sash', ULT freeze up, and pipette tip box recycling campaigns. So far, eleven labs have been certified, and even more labs have implemented other sustainable protocols.

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