The Sustainable Research Symposium 2022 is the 2nd year of this event, taking place on 19th May both online & on site in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Why join this sustainable chemistry event?
Research labs leave a considerable ecological footprint behind due to the massive consumption of energy, water, materials and reagents. Additionally, labs produce a substantial amount of waste – in fact, academic research labs produce an estimated 5.5 million tons of plastic waste each year according to the organisers of this symposium.
Some of the eco footprint is necessary but we can do a lot to make our research more sustainable. Join The Sustainable Research Symposium 2022 to learn more about:
- what you can do to reduce the eco footprint of your lab & office work
- what researchers & institutions in various countries do to boost sustainability
- how we can make scientific meetings more environmentally friendly
- where you can meet ‘green-minded’ researchers or get others on board
More about the history of The Sustainable Research Symposium and the organisers
This recurring symposium was started by a group of researchers at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), together with Ava Sustain, decided to make an event promoting the integration of sustainability in science.
Free to attend, this is a travelling symposium with a new group of organisers each year. For 2022, Green Labs NL will be handling the event whilst maintaining the originators ethos:
The core values of the Sustainable Research Symposium revolve around planet and people. As a means to 1) ensure inclusivity 2) limit the climate footprint of the symposium and 3) prevent commercial interests from being entangled into the symposium.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the history of the event and the core values then you can find this information via the event site here: https://suresymp.com/manifest/
Interested in submitting a poster?
If you would like to find out more about submitting a poster for the symposium, you can find all the information you need here: https://suresymp.com/abstract-call/
Asynt will be there – will you?
Dr Kerry Elgie will be attending online from the UK but if you’d like to register for this FREE event please click through the following URL: https://www.greenlabs-nl.eu/suresymp2022registration/
In the meantime…
You may find our recent blog on World Water Day interesting and useful. Read online now: https://www.asynt.com/news/world-water-day-2022/ – or take a look at our range of sustainable laboratory tools, including the oil-free, safe, clean lab heating block system – DrySyn – the waterless air condensers – CondenSyn – that prove that saving the planet needn’t cost you your chemistry – and additional water saving tools such as recirculating chillers.
Feel free to contact us any time for our help and advice in making smart changes for reducing your environmental impact in the lab. You can talk online via the LIVE CHAT box at the bottom right of your screen, call on +44 (0)1638 781709, email via [email protected] or book a One2One online meeting at your convenience through our online instant booking feature.
We can’t wait to hear from you!