Katie Kosirog

Through managed print services, the Core Computing Division will soon consolidate all Fermilab’s print devices. The Core Computing Division has been rolling out a new managed print service (MPS) operated by Dell Managed Services and, in the process, is making Fermilab a little bit greener. Managed print services, soon to be deployed sitewide, will be centrally managed and ensure not only that we use up-to-date devices, but also that the laboratory is not using more than what is needed to…

The Accelerator Division collects styrofoam peanuts in the Cross Gallery high bay for the Shipping Department to reuse. The Shipping Department can reuse almost all kinds of packing material. Before you throw something in the trash or recycling bins, consider if the items could be used elsewhere in the lab. Photo: Katie Kosirog, ESH&Q We’ve all heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Reducing waste is the best option of the three: Purchasing only what you really need means using less…

This chart shows Fermilab’s total greenhouse gas emissions, or total energy usage, measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in FY 2008 and 2013, as well as its projected usage and renewable energy certificate purchases. RECs are an important part of Fermilab’s GHG reduction plan. Image taken from Fermilab Site Sustainability Plan (certificate required to read plan) Fermilab requires enormous amounts of energy to produce scientific results in the field of high-energy physics research. The lab must decrease its…

ESH&Q’s David Baird and Matt Quinn carpool to Fermilab. Currently, three parking spaces close to the entrance of Wilson Hall are available for carpoolers. Photo: Katie Kosirog You may have noticed the recent signs on the west side of Wilson Hall that say, “Car Pool Parking.” You may also have heard of GreenRide Connect through Fermilab Today or the Sustainability website. These actions are part of Fermilab’s new initiatives to assist employees in greening their commute and decreasing the lab’s…

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Matthew Alvarez of the Accelerator Division won the Registering for GreenRide raffle and received a $100 gas card. He lives in Oak Park and is using GreenRide to look for potential carpoolers and log his commuting savings, which includes taking the train. He looks forward to more people signing up for GreenRide. Photo: Katie Kosirog, ESH&Q

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,…

From back left, clockwise: Jody Federwitz, Minnie Koch, Diane Bergquist, Cindy Rogers, Katie Kosirog and Anna Campbell. Photo: Cindy Arnold The ES&H Section held their annual picnic on Oct. 5, but the planning began a few months before. In June, the ES&H picnic planners began figuring out how over 60 people could produce as little waste as possible. “It didn’t take much more planning than any other picnic we’ve had in the past,” said Jody Federwitz, the program administrator and…