Already a lot of iGEM teams from all over the world have joined the movement so far! (Hover over the map above to see all participating teams)
To collaborate with iGEM goes green teams should fulfill the following requirements:
Reading our GoGreenGuide
Implementing of as many tips as possible in the daily working routine (Checklist in the Guide)
Creating a subpage on the team wiki presenting the efforts towards a sustainable participation in iGEM
Greener Lab work
In our GoGreenGuide we offer several possibilities to save energy or consumables during experimental work. iGEM teams willing to participate are admonished to read the guideline, implement some of the advices and also to help extend the content of the current guide. We received input for the guideline from the CCA’s High School iGEM team from San Diego and iGEM Lund from Sweden. Furthermore, we also received input from experts like Kerstin-Helmuth Kleinschmidt from Niub in Freiburg for our GoGreenGuide.
Spreading the Idea at the German-wide Meetup in Dresden
This year, our team from TU Dresden organized a two-day conference for all German teams. We were very happy that students of nine teams were visiting us in Dresden to share their project ideas and talk about potential collaborations.
We saw a great opportunity in this event to inform the other teams from Germany about our vision of iGEM goes green.
During our research concerning greener lab work, we recognized that there is nearly no data on energy and consumables consumption of laboratories. As we liked to measure the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) the carbon footprint of our experimental work during iGEM, we developed an easy to use excel tool for calculation.
We created and designed supporting material for all iGEM teams and research groups interested in iGEM goes green. More explanations to these documents can be found on our Resources page.