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Environmental sustainability, Science Bowl winners and new Pinterest site.
April 1, 2013
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2013 Site Sustainability Plan released

The Lab looked 50 years into the future to write a strategy to protect its environment, facilities, employees and the public. This strategy was released in January and is available as both a PDF called Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability and as an interactive website with videos and interactive maps at http://www.lanl.gov/projects/envplan/.

“The strategy integrates our environmental protection activities into one comprehensive program,” said Peter Maggiore, assistant manager of the Environmental Projects Office for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office. “It’s designed to help us achieve our three environmental stewardship goals: clean up the past, control the present and create a sustainable future.”

Also included in the plan is the importance of active communication with the public and stakeholders as well as transparency in the work that it does. For more information on this aspect of the plan, go to http://www.lanl.gov/projects/envplan/create/public/index.php?page=tools. You can always reach the Lab’s environmental outreach staff at envoutreach@lanl.gov.

Los Alamos Middle School team places second in state Science Bowl

The annual Science Bowl competition allows student teams from around the country to test their knowledge on a variety of technical topics, including math, chemistry and geology. Last month a middle school team from Los Alamos came in second place in the regional competition with students from Albuquerque Academy placing both first and third. The top Albuquerque team  advances to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., in late April.

The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 225,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 22-year history, and is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

To view the news release from the regional competition, go to https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/doe-middle-school-science-bowl/.

Follow the Lab on Pinterest

Fun, fabulous science is just a click away on the Lab’s new Pinterest site. The 13 “boards” include such topics as “Phabulous Phyics,” “Fun with Science” and “Getting Our Geek On.” And while the site has plenty super cool (or kewl) images, it also has an emphasis on real science, technology, engineering and math. And, thanks to collaboration with other national Labs, you’ll get to see the best of the best from across the Department of Energy complex. Follow it, you’ll like it. 

To be impressed, just click here: http://pinterest.com/losalamoslab/.


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