Developing green chemistry resources: Materials and programs from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Kathryn E. Parent and Paul T. Anastas. Green Chemistry Institute, American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

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ABSTRACT: The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) is to advance sustainability through the implementation of green chemistry and engineering principles into all aspects of the chemical enterprise. One way GCI seeks to achieve this vision is through strategic work in the area of education. If industry is to adopt green chemistry technologies, today's students must be trained to design products and processes that do not use hazardous substances. In partnership with the ACS Education Division, GCI actively promotes green chemistry education and focuses on increasing the understanding and awareness of green chemistry principles, alternatives, practices, and benefits. Recent activities include an online catalog of green chemistry examples, undergraduate and graduate student awards programs, a graduate student summer school, and workshops on green chemistry and engineering education. This presentation will provide an overview of developing resources and discuss ideas for expanding these initiatives into new areas. Through green chemistry education, a new generation of chemists will be better equipped to meet tomorrow's scientific challenges.