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The Nexus Blog and Newsletter is published by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® to connect and expand the global green chemistry and engineering community. Learn more about us: www.acs.org/gci.
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Common Goals and Untapped Potential of the Green Chemistry and Environmental Justice Movements
By Sederra Ross, Program Specialist, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

The environmental justice and green chemistry movements have a mirrored history and share a common goal, which is for a clean and healthier environment for this and future generations. How

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Simplicity and Sustainability: a Values-First Business Approach
By Ashley Baker, Scientific Content Manager (Contractor) at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute

As part of our environmental justice-themed issue of the Nexus Newsletter, we had the privilege of interviewing Huia Iti, Director of R&D at ecoStore & Chantal O

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Engaging Indigenous Communities in Science: Q&A with Dr. Bradley Moggridge
By ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Bradley Moggridge, Associate Professor in Indigenous Water Science at the University of Canberra, spoke with us about how scientists can improve collaborations with Indigenous communities. He also provided guidance on reso

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Green Chemistry and Sustainable Solutions in Africa: A Conversation with Dr. Thompson Izuagie
By ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Hear from Dr. Thompson Izuagie about the groundbreaking green and sustainable chemistry conference taking place in Nigeria this year, and learn about the region's specific needs to advance green chemistry.

By ACS Green Ch

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Breaking Barriers in Science to Achieve Gender Equality
By Christiana Briddell, Portfolio Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Women and girls have an enormous role to play in creating a more sustainable world, which is why Gender Equality is a UN Sustainable Development Goal.

By Christiana Briddell, Portfo

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Global Sustainability – Connecting Nations through Green Chemistry

By Dr. Karolina Mellor, Hannah S. Feldman, and Dr. Lars Ratjen, Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale University

Green chemistry and green engineering will play a vital role in facing many of the countless challenges and burdens the rapid

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By Prof. Dr. Jun Huang, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, The University of Sydney Nano Institute

 

Q: What sparked your passion for chemistry and engineering?

A: The significance of chemical engineering for people’s lives. Chemical engineers developed 1) fertilizer production for higher agricultural productivity to feed huge populations; 2) pharmaceuticals for diseases; 3) clean fuels and energy storage for our daily life; 4) processes to provide clean water for drinking; 5) new technologies for waste disposal and recycling; and 6) greenhouse gas reduction technology for climate change. The progress and achievement of my work in chemical engineering can benefit our society and improve our quality of life, which attracts my passion for chemistry and engineering. 

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By Gabriela Gastelu, Ph.D. student at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, and 2021 Heh-Won Chang Fellow in Green Chemistry

I remember the first time I entered a laboratory as a secondary school student in my home city in Argentina. Its equipment was quite basic; however, I was delighted with all the glass material and the idea of making new things just by mixing components. Yes, I know my idea of a chemist at that time was really simple! But that simple idea inspired me to decide to study chemistry at the university.

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My Green and Sustainable Chemistry Journey: An Interdisciplinary and Hands-on Approach

By Prof. Jonas Baltrusaitis, Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Lehigh University, and Awardee of the 2020 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship

 

In spite of the pandemic, the world is experiencing unprecedented economic growth t

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A Perpetual Endeavor Towards a Sustainable Hydrocarbon World

By Feng Wang, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS) and Awardee of 2020 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship, and Ning Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS

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Green Chemistry to Fulfill Sustainable Development Goals: A Caribbean Perspective

By Nakisha Mark Ph.D. candidate, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

Often when we think of green chemistry, focus is placed on the results, such as greater sustainability, safer processes or creating environmentally-friendly products.

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By: Sarah York & MaryKay Orgill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time. Campus is restored and polished. First-year students are nervous and bursting with energy. Upper-class students and faculty seem re

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By Dan Bailey, 2020 Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry Winner

My interest in green chemistry started with a simple realization about how we do chemistry: we produce far more waste than actual products.

 

I joined the process chemistry group at Takeda Ph

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What's JACI?

Contributed by Tomi Minato, Planning Manager, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation (JACI)

 

The Japan Association for Chemical Innovation is a public interest incorporated association with members from the chemical industry, consumer products industry,

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U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #2 – End Hunger:  What Can Chemists Do?

By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communications Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, and featuring Yalinu Poya, Ph.D. student at the University of Glasgow.

When you start to scratch the surface of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first thin

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