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The Babraham Institute works to deliver impact by translating our science and understanding of fundamental biology to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Our blogs offer scientists, staff and guests the chance to share their individual views and experiences on the Institute's efforts to deliver research impacts and to build a welcoming and diverse community.

 

 

12/06/2024

The journey and impact of a pipette tip

Eric Mannis explains the impact of pipette tips used in labs.

28/02/2024

The Big Plastic Count

Looking ahead to The Big Plastic Count, Yoko Shibata, Principal Scientist at PetMedix, explains the size of the plastic pollution problem, and what can be done about it.

06/12/2023

How to deck the halls sustainably, our tips for a planet friendly holiday season

The holidays are just around the corner (in case you hadn鈥檛 noticed) and you鈥檙e if keen to make your festive period a more sustainable one, Green Labs is here to help! Members of our wonderful Green Labs team have provided their top tips to help you make the holiday season more planet friendly.

11/10/2023

The Hidden Cost of Science: Unpacking the emissions of laboratory plastics

Guest blogger , 51在线 Associate in Life Cycle Assessments and Carbon Footprinting at UCL, writes about the impact of plastic in the lab.

14/06/2023

Switching to a plant-based diet

Liv Cracknell writes about changing to a plant based diet.

22/02/2023

Owning an Electric Vehicle: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

If you are wondering about the pros and cons of owning an Electric Vehicle (EV) and considering the switch from a petrol/diesel car to an EV, then this blog has been written with you in mind! 

08/08/2022

Climate solutions in Cameroon 鈥 community forestry and rural women

In this guest blog post, Green Labs invited Ewi Lamma to share her experiences and insights on the power and potential of rural women and community forestry in Cameroon.

25/05/2022

Sustainable science: Tips from the Raff Lab

Guest blogger Saroj Saurya, a Lab Manager based at the University of Oxford, shares some insights into how we can do more sustainable scientific research.

30/03/2022

Women and the climate crisis

In this edition of our Green Labs blog series, we鈥檙e exploring the important intersection between gender and climate change. How and why are these key issues connected?

09/02/2022

An electrifying journey: renewable PV energy, a greener heating system and an electric vehicle

In this week's blog, our colleague Felix shares more about his family's personal 'electrifying' journey to be more green.

10/11/2021

Saving the planet, one greener house at a time

Group Leader Anne shares her family's experience and top tips for making your home greener.

19/10/2021

A blueprint for Green Labs: catalysing environmental action at the Babraham Institute

The Green Labs project aims to tackle the environmental impact of our research, and other activities, at the Babraham Institute. Discover how Green Labs began, our environmental action so far and what is new for 2021.