Are you looking for a new challenge to take on? One that not only helps your research but also makes a positive impact on the environment? Well, have no fear because the Freezer Challenge is here!

The Freezer Challenge is a program organized by the nonprofits My Green Lab and the International Insitute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL). It is a unique initiative that invites laboratories from all over the world to participate in a competition to reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability in research labs. It’s a great opportunity to show off your lab’s skills while doing your part to help the planet. The challenge runs until July 1st, 2023. Join any time before June 2023!

How Scoring Works

So, what’s the challenge all about? It’s simple: the goal is to implement optimal cold storage management practices. The competition covers all forms of cold storage—including refrigerators, freezers, and cold rooms. Labs participating in the challenge are asked to submit an online score sheet. Freezer Challenge participants can earn points by taking any combination of actions that fall under good management practices, temperature tuning and cutting edge practices. See below for how scoring works!

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Wednesday May 26, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

The Freezer Challenge isn’t just about competition. It’s also about building a community of researchers who are committed to sustainability. Participants can share their experiences and best practices with others and learn from each other’s successes and challenges. The Challenge also offers a range of resources and tools to support participants in their sustainability efforts through workshops and peer-to-peer mentorship, including the upcoming webinar with the Freezer Challenge sponsors.

The best part? You can choose to compete in one or more categories, depending on your lab’s specific needs and goals. The categories include Best Temperature Management, Best Inventory Management, Most Sustainable Lab, and Most Improved Lab. So, whether you’re a seasoned sustainability pro or just starting your journey, there’s a category for you.

But wait, there’s more! By participating in the Freezer Challenge, you’ll not only be doing your part to help the environment, but you’ll also have the chance to save money on energy costs. It’s a win-win situation!

Just a quick reminder, participants have until July 1st to take part in the Freezer Challenge. This means you still have time to sign up and make a difference in your lab’s environmental impact. Don’t miss out on the chance to compete with other labs, learn new strategies to reduce your energy consumption, and contribute to a more sustainable future. So, what are you waiting for? Rise to the challenge and register as a Site Lead today.