Concern for our planet and its well being is forcing us to think about greener, more sustainable processes to make the things we need and want, such as new technologies, fuels and drugs.
During the 1990s many industries began to earnestly adopt green chemistry and other sustainable practices. Forward-looking companies realized that the practice of green chemistry not only leads to environmental benefits, but also economic and social benefits.
Today, many strides continue to be made not only by companies, but by researchers and academics, whom are incorporating more green practices in their labs and academic curriculums in an effort to inspire the next generation of individuals entering the chemical marketplace.
Indeed, there is much going on in raising important awareness of green practices throughout academic labs, research centers and corporations alike. These are the stories we want to hear about.
Right now, ACS GCI is at ACS’ spring 2014 National Meeting and Expo, March 16-20, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. We are hosting a bulletin board at its booth #1323 (next to the main ACS booth) to engage attendees in sharing their green practice stories.
Our mission is simple: we believe that innovation in sustainable and green chemistry and engineering (GC&E) is vital to solving many environmental and human health issues. We want to catalyze and enable the implementation of GC&E throughout the global chemical enterprise. We focus on three strategic areas, 1) Advancing scientific research and innovation for sustainability, 2) Advocating progress in education and communicating the science of green chemistry, and 3) Accelerating the industrial adoption of GC&E. Through our Industrial Roundtables, annual GC&E conference (gcande.org), and educational resources, ACS GCI empowers the sector to reimagine a sustainable future.
In an effort to further spotlight our core mission, our “What’s Your Green Chemistry?”TM campaign is designed to showcase the diverse work and practices being adopted across our sector, so we can further raise public awareness on the importance of adopting green practices. We want to engage a larger audience and we need your help to make that happen.
We invite you to come and share your stories with us, describing how you are incorporating green practices in your labs and why you think it is important. At our booth, you will have the opportunity to write out a short paragraph that showcases your most “green” practice. We will post it on our bulletin board and promote it through our Twitter handle and other communication platforms. It is our goal that the stories shared not only reinforce the importance of adopting sound green practices, but also inspire others to follow suit.
So stop by our booth 1323, share your stories and be eligible to win a chemistry textbook! Follow us on Twitter and keep an eye out for the campaign conversation occurring with #mygreenchem.
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