Penn Medicine Neuroscientist Highlights How Scientists Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

A neuroscientist from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with a colleague from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, authored an essay calling for scientists to do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint while engaging in professional activities, such as fly less often to distant professional society meetings, urge those societies to meet less often, and make greater use of electronic communication to web conference. A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide released from using fossil fuels by a person or group of people. Peter Sterling, PhD, a professor of Neuroscience at Penn, and Jeremy Nathans, a professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, at Hopkins, published their piece this week in Elife. Sterling and Nathans…


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