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Editorial Calendar

Interested in contributing a blog, posing a question to the Forum, or creating a PHIL Talk (People Helping Improve Laboratories) video on your sustainable lab journey? Following is a year’s worth of topic ideas to inspire you to create a post or share your success and lessons learned on a key topic of interest to anyone trying to reduce waste and toxic materials in labs.

Month
Theme
Blog Ideas
Video Ideas
Webinars & Forums
January
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam in Labs
Who’s reusing coolers?
Revisiting EPS Foam in Labs
February
Know Your Lab's Energy Use
Getting started in lab benchmarking
Lab Benchmarking Tool demo
Labs2Zero Energy Score, February 7, 2024
March
Water: It’s Worth Saving | Celebrate World Water Day, March 22
Ways to save lab water
Lab water assessment
Water Reduction and Reuse March 20, 2024
April
Green Labs | Earth Day, April 22
Earth Day inspiration
Green labs in action
I2SL Education Week Green Labs Sessions
May
Clean Labs Save Space
Conduct a lab space evaluation
Lab space walk-through
Clean Labs, Save Space; Lab clean-up materials and space evaluation
June
Animal Bedding Compost
Safely compost animal bedding
Composting in action
Roundtable with lab safety managers
July
Waste/Toxics Reduction
Green chemistry
Chemical inventory
Sharing lab equipment
August
Freezer Challenge Winners
Freezer Challenge announcement
Cool cold storage efforts
September
(Give) Back to School
Donate lab equipment to schools
New and successful lab reuse
October
Award-Winning Ideas
Green labs leaders recognized
Interviews with I2SL winners
Award winner pecha kucha
November
Lab Recycling | America Recycles Day, November 15
Hard-to-recycle items or purchasing recycled materials
I2SL winner PHIL talks
December
Put the Freeze on Ice Packs
What can ship ambient?
Cool ways to reuse ice
Cold shipment alternatives
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