Building a Brighter Future with Energy Savings


Posted by Elias W on May 15, 2019 3:10:00 AM

CST is proud of our forward progress on UN COP 21 climate change goals as we are well into year three of our climate pledge. While the science behind our range of research-grade antibodies and reagents may be complex, the science and methodologies to combat climate change is very straightforward. It comes down to simple subtraction and addition, albeit on a tremendous scale.

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Water Wise in the Lab


Posted by Elias W on Feb 20, 2019 3:10:00 AM

It probably comes as no surprise to you, since you work in a lab, that labs use five times the amount of water as a standard office building.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Sustainability

From the Beaker to the Beach, pH Matters


Posted by Elias W on Sep 12, 2018 3:10:00 AM

Science is science, even if it's examining totally different aspects of nature like stem cell niches versus marine habitat niches. As a company grounded in science, CST values the efforts of non-profit organizations in our community that are working to protect our ecosystems.

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Earth Month: Conserving Everything but Enthusiasm


Posted by Elias W on May 30, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Last year we organized a week’s worth of events for Earth Week, culminating with the international “March for Science” where over 50 US employees attended a march and rally in Boston, MA. Wanting to advance our employee engagement on environmental action, this year we opted for an Earth Month with weekly workplace events, lectures, and volunteer opportunities.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability

Rooftop Solar Comes to CST


Posted by Elias W on Feb 28, 2018 6:15:00 AM

Let’s face it, we are an energy-intensive industry. From ultra low temperature freezers for storing products, to HVAC and lighting, plus lab equipment and fume hoods, it all adds up to a significant load. In 2017, CST’s two U.S. facilities used 7,677,140 kWh, which is the equivalent to the electrical consumption of 856 households! While creating that amount of energy on our own would require a golf course sized array of renewables, we can take steps to whittle down a percentage of energy consumption with solar panels on our roof.

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More Than Skin Deep: Improve Lab Sustainability through Glove Recycling


Posted by Elias W on Nov 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

According to Bloomberg Business, the number of disposable gloves that are used in medical and life sciences amount to more than 100 billion each year1. But what does a number that large even mean? It has been suggested that if one stacked these gloves on top of each other they would be tall enough to reach to the moon and back 30 times. That’s a mega mountain of trash that’s slated for waste incineration or to be piled up in landfills.

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Topics: CSR

Organic Ideas for Composting at CST


Posted by Elias W on Oct 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As a company that believes in leaving our mark on science, but not on the earth, CST has made a commitment to use compostable cups and plates in our US cafeterias.

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Eating Local: Community Gardens at Work


Posted by Elias W on Jun 14, 2017 3:00:00 AM

The “eat local” trend sprung up in the early 2000s; chances are you’ve seen tote bags promoting “Buy Local,” at the grocery store checkout. Across the globe, more and more people are thinking about the importance of eating local. The emergence of the “locavore” diet, a term coined in 2005 was founded behind the idea of eating only food that grows within a 100 mile radius. The rationale behind eating local is rooted in the environmental benefits of less “food miles” involved in processing and transportation of food, as well as the positive impacts of supporting community agriculture and small businesses.

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The Future Is Electric: Cash Bonus for Electric Vehicles. Charge up at Work!


Posted by Elias W on Jun 7, 2017 3:00:00 AM

In the U.S., sales of electric cars (EVs) are rising significantly, led by states that have signed a compact to bring over 3 million EVs to market by 2025. But in 2016, EVs were still just 1 percent of the new car market. We are lagging behind. Norway was at 24 percent of new cars, making it the leader by that measure.

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Topics: CSR

CST Joins Worldwide "March for Science" on Earth Day, April 22nd


Posted by Elias W on Apr 12, 2017 3:00:00 AM

 A version of this article was originally posted on 4/3/17 for the MassBio Blog

The science is in, and there’s no question that we’re long overdue to take action on behalf of the planet. As a community of scientists who work hard at the lab bench and relax on a park bench, it’s important that we all do our part this Earth Day.

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