Welcome to My Green Lab's first newsletter! We are very excited to share with you, our biggest supporters, all of the great progress we are making towards laboratory sustainability. This month, check out our cover article in Lab Manager magazine, where we talk about some simple suggestions for greening your lab.
We are pleased to announce that Kimberly-Clark has become a corporate sponsor of My Green Lab. Kimberly-Clark has demonstrated a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of laboratories by introducing a glove- and garment-recycling program. Kimberly-Clark's support of My Green Lab will enable us to continue to focus on waste reduction in laboratories.
My Green Lab is excited to announce Priorclave NA's support for 2016. Priorclave NA has a strong commitment to water and energy conservation in laboratories, and they have been instrumental in bringing autoclaves to the forefront of that conversation. As a result of Priorclave NA's support, My Green Lab will be able to continue to work on building a culture of sustainability through science.
The International Institute for Sustainable Labs, I2SL, has recognized My Green Lab's Executive Director for her outreach and advocacy. Click here to learn more about this prestigious award, and about the outstanding work of our ED!
My Green Lab's involvement with UCSF has been featured in their Living Green 'Sustainability Stories' section!
Check out our videos on being smart in your lab!
My Green Lab attended the GC3 Roundtable meeting this week at the Nike factory in Portland, OR. From their website, the GC3 is a "a business-to-business forum that advances the application of green chemistry and design for environment across supply chains. It provides an open forum for cross-sectoral collaboration to share information and experiences about the challenges to and opportunities for safer chemicals and products."
We learned of some truly exciting and innovative ideas being applied across supply chains. We also learned of the incredible work being done in universities across the country to build Green Chemistry into their curricula. The obvious next step is to start practicing Green Chemistry in our labs - and not just our chemistry labs, but our biology and physics labs as well. In fact, Sigma-Aldrich is already ahead of the curve, having expressed a commitment to educating their customers on safer chemical alternatives.
My Green Lab is excited to announce a partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL). I2SL is a recognized global leader in laboratory sustainability. From their website: The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) is devoted to the principles of sustainable laboratories and related high-technology facilities, from design to engineering to operation. Through worldwide partnerships and the exchange of technical expertise, I2SL will encourage the development of high-tech facilities that address the rapid pace of science, medicine, research, and development in an ever-changing and dynamic environment.
More information about our partnership will be announced in the coming months.