Cornell Green Labs Compete in The North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge!

The challenge spans a five-month period where labs commit to engage in sustainable cold storage practices...

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By Cynthia Bensburg '17, Student Sustainability Coordinator, Campus Sustainability Office

Cornell is taking actions to achieving a Carbon Neutral campus by 2035 through various engagement initiatives. As part of the Think Big, Live Green campaign, Cornell is participating in The North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge! The Freezer Challenge spans a five-month period where labs commit to engage in sustainable cold storage practices. Out of the 1,356 registered competitors for the 2017 challenge, Cornell has registered 10 labs.

ABOUT THE 2017 FREEZER CHALLENGE: The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and My Green Lab partnered to establish the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge. Designed to optimize cold storage management practices in laboratories, the Freezer Challenge harnesses a spirit of competition and a scoresheet to target five areas of freezer management.

Cornell Labs participating in the 2017 Freezer Challenge:

  • Brown Lab, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (Ithaca)
  • Fromme Lab, Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology (Ithaca)
  • FSAD Lab, Fiber Science and Apparel Design (Ithaca)
  • Olin Hall, Engineering & Maintenance, Weill Cornell Medicine (NYC)
  • Eastern Laboratory / Michael Zurakowski, New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (Cobleskill, NY)
  • Dr. Carl Nathan, Weill Cornell Medical College, Microbiology and Immunology (NYC)
  • Sabine Ehrt, Weill Cornell Medical College, Microbiology and Immunology (NYC)
  • Dr. R. Todhunter, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences (Ithaca)
  • Adam Anderson, College of Human Ecology, Affect and Cognition Lab (Ithaca)
  • Dr. Anil Thachil, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences: Bacteriology (Ithaca)

A big THANK YOU to our currently registered Cornell competitors!

NOTABLE COMPETITORS: Every Ivy League University, NASA Ames Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Mayo Clinic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hospitals and Universities throughout North America

WANT TO SEE MORE GREEN LABS AT CORNELL?
The Cornell Green Lab Certification guides you and your workgroup through a sustainable action checklist to certify your lab as a Cornell Green Lab. Current list of Certified Green Labs.

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