How to be a sustainable researcher: a round-up from the Nature Careers site

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By: Guest contributor, Mon Dec 2 2019

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No matter where you are in your career, it can be helpful to hear from people who are going through similar experiences. That's why we're bringing you a round-up of articles from the Nature Careers site, where you can find advice, information about different career paths, and inspiration to achieve your goals.

You may consider yourself environmentally friendly in your personal life, but how sustainable is your research? This week, we have tips on how researchers can evaluate and improve their carbon footprints—in the lab, in the field, and at conferences.


1. A group of polar researchers are calling for more diversity in Arctic and Antarctic science. Here's why they say more inclusive research is essential, especially in the face of climate change.

2. This climate researcher felt guilty about how much air travel she was doing for work. Learn how she balances her need to travel with her desire to produce fewer carbon emissions.

3. A scientist shares some advice for how those researching climate change can take meaningful steps toward reducing their carbon footprint.

4. Scientific conferences can also encourage climate-friendly behavior. Here are 7 ways to make conference travel more sustainable.

5. How green is your lab? Take this quiz to find out!

Visit the Nature Careers homepage for more interviews, news, and essays on life and work as a researcher.


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