• Message From the Director: A Successful Experiment

    Thanks to all those who joined the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for our first virtual conference the week of June 15!  It was an amazing week spent sharing green chemistry and engineering research and education,...
  • Message from the Director – Safe to the Core

    Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society.  You have likely seen this phrase in recent communications from ACS, such as the announcement of the termination of the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphi...
  • Message from the Director: Earth Day 2020 – Making It Greener

    April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day reminds us of our obligation to care for our fragile planet. Signs of humanity’s negative impact on the envi...
  • Message from the Director – End of the Year Wrap Up

    Amazingly, another year is drawing to a close – it is hard to believe that 20 years ago we were worried about Y2K!  The end of every year brings a time for reflection on the current year and anticipation fo...
  • Message from the Director:  From San Diego to Botswana—and Announcing a New Education Project!

    It was lovely to see so many of you at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego in August! Green chemistry symposia were presented across numerous divisions on a variety of topics. The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable o...
  • Message from the Director: Thank you for your service to ACS

    We have just wrapped up the joint 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/ 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Reston, Virginia. We were thrilled to welcome more than 60...
  • Message from the Director - Closing the Loop with Green Chemistry

    With the ACS National Meeting receding in the rearview mirror, we are rapidly accelerating toward the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chem...
  • Embracing 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table

    It is hard to believe we are already approaching the end of February! Each year seems to pass more quickly than the last one and 2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for chemistry, thanks to the International Year of ...
  • Message from the Director - GC&E Conference:  Retrospective and Prospective

    My sincere thanks to all who attended and helped organize last month’s Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon—what a fantastic meeting!  A total of 580 attendees shared resea...
  • Message from the Director - Sharing Our Expertise

    The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® receives input from a variety of stakeholders and last week the GCI Advisory Board met in Washington, DC. Chaired by ACS Past President and former Chair of the Board Bill Carrol...
  • Remembering Ken Seddon

    Contributed by Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   The green chemistry community lost a friend with the passing of K...
  • Message from the Director

    December is a time for reflections on the current year as it rapidly draws to a close, along with anticipation for the year ahead.  The ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s commitment to green and sustainable ch...
  • Message from the Director

    This year marks the 30th year of National Chemistry Week (NCW), which will be celebrated October 22-28. NCW is a wonderful opportunity for chemists to share their passion for chemistry with the general public, and wor...
  • Message from the Director

    Contributed by Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   Summer is always a busy season for the ACS Green Chemistry Instit...
  • Message from the Director

    By Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   My colleagues and I at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (GCI) are very...
  • Message from the Director

    By Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Acting Director, ACS GCI; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   I had the privilege of attending the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) “Arc of Scien...
  • Message from The Director

    It is my pleasure to return to the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® as a result of the organizational realignment announced last month by ACS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Tom Connelly. The ACS GCI...
  • Life-Cycle Thinking in a Systems Context

    By David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   Back in October, I wrote about systems thinking: what it is and why we need to think about it more in chemistry. This month, I’d like to ...
  • Message from the Director

    We’re very pleased with how preparations for the 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference are coming together. Our technical program chairs, Dr. David Leahy, BMS, and Dr. Amit Sehgal, Solvay, have ...
  • Message from The Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   Planning and preparations for the 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference have continued throughout the past ...