New sustainability website and symbol

A new website on sustainability initiatives at Fermilab launched recently, complete with a new symbol, above. Click to enlarge; feel free to display the symbol in your work area.

Fermilab has a new website dedicated to informing the public on sustainability efforts around the lab. It can be found on the homepage under the link “About Fermilab” or here: http://sustainability.fnal.gov/.

The website highlights Fermilab’s sustainable work in eight areas: electronics stewardship, energy and water conservation, greenhouse gas reduction, green purchasing, high-performance sustainable buildings, land stewardship, pollution prevention and transportation. There is also a section called “For Employees” where links for useful tools and information are located. The “Green at the Roots” page displays stories of employees’ “home-grown” efforts to make their work more sustainable or environmentally friendly. If you or a coworker has gone the extra mile for the environment, please send an e-mail with a short description and photo to Katie Kosirog at kswanson@fnal.gov.

Another feature for Fermilab employees to take advantage of is the GreenRide Connect program, which allows employees to log their commuting habits to determine associated greenhouse gas emissions, track cost savings or sign up for a carpooling group. Fermilab is currently partnering with Argonne for this program. Follow the link from the new website or register here.

Visual Media Services has created a new symbol to represent sustainability at Fermilab, shown above. Feel free to display this symbol in your own work area for purposes such as a designating a recycling area, encouraging others to reuse equipment before purchasing new replacements or displaying green products in use.

Katie Kosirog