Two months into the 2021 Freezer Challenge, My Green Lab and I2SL hope that you are making progress through your scoresheets and feeling accomplished as you implement best practices that benefit energy conservation, sample access, and long-term sample integrity.
The graph above is a snapshot of the labs that have registered for the Freezer Challenge as of the end of February by country. Already 121 labs have registered! But if the numbers from your region of the world seem a bit light, why not tell some of your colleagues at your research institution or beyond about the Freezer Challenge too?
There are two categories of awards for the Freezer Challenge - those that go to individual laboratories that take significant action with their cold storage units, and awards that go to entire research institutions. These "Organizational Awards" can only be won if multiple labs from the same institution compete in the Freezer Challenge! Tell colleagues in your department, college, floor, or research area about how to join the Freezer Challenge too, if you want to be in the running for the Top Organization Awards. Remember you can also pull text and images from the media kit we have put together (at the bottom of the Freezer Challenge Resources page) to share via email or social media with your colleagues. Also, if you haven't checked out the articles on the Resources page, go for it!
Many thanks to all of you for helping to make this Freezer Challenge the most impactful one yet!