Leveraging Sustainability to Save Your Lab Budget

September 27, 2018 • RecordingPDF

Erika Daley, Program Manager, My Green Lab
Stephen Harris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
Purchase College, SUNY
Alexandra Hicken, Ph.D., Executive Director, NESSE

Through the smart use of energy, water, reagents, and more, your lab can become more sustainable while simultaneously reducing operational costs. 

You will learn practical steps that research organizations, young investigators, and those about to start their own labs can take to operate more sustainably right now. Real world results from organizations that have implemented sustainable practices will be presented.


About our Speakers:

Erika Daley
, Program Manager, My Green Lab
Our Alliance Partner, My Green Lab, has created a Guide to Green Chemistry Experiments for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Labs, which is available to download for free on their website, along with other resources and guidance. 
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As a key member of the leadership team at My Green Lab, Erika manages programs throughout North America, including the Green Lab Certification program and the Green Chemistry Curriculum Guide. She has garnered experience in the design, implementation, and management of green labs programs in companies and universities throughout the US and Canada, to deliver safer, more efficient research and teaching spaces with a lower environmental impact. Erika also serves on the Board of Directors at the Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists and Engineers (NESSE) as the Director of Sustainable Science Groups, and is an avid member of the Westchester Biotech Project where she works to develop and expand their branch of sustainability in science teaching and laboratories. 

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Stephen Harris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Purchase College, SUNY

Dr. Harris uses genomics and bioinformatics to study the evolution, ecology, and behavior of natural populations in response to environmental change. He has performed field work in urban ecosystems in New York City, coral reefs in the Florida Keys and Belize, and tropical forests in Indonesia, which has led to a passion for democratizing science by using the latest innovations in biotechnology to build portable, low-cost, and user-friendly sequencing labs for research and education.  In pursuing this mission, he recently co-founded and is Director of Science-Corps,  which sends recent PhD graduates abroad to teach science and build science capacity globally.

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Alexandra Hicken, Ph.D., Executive Director, NESSE

Dr. Hicken is a sustainable science researcher with a MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technologies and a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry. Alex recently defended her Ph.D. thesis at Imperial College which investigated the interaction of molecular structures with carbon dioxide.

The Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE) is an organization that empowers and connects early-career sustainable scientists worldwide. Their passionate, bottom-up approach to assisting early-career sustainable scientists is what makes NESSE unique. Some examples of this approach includes supporting local groups of sustainable scientists within universities or institutions, hosting events, providing workshops at conferences and information on educational and career opportunities. The network is governed by 7 passionate volunteers and contains over 400 members from every corner of the globe. Click for More