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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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Advancing Sustainable Chemistry Requires a Systems Approach to Research
By Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, Director, and Edmond Lam, Assistant Director, ACS Office of Sustainability

In August 2023, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) released a report entitled “Sustainable Chemistry Report: Framing the Federal Lands

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To encourage ACS members to get involved in sustainability policy issues, two ACS committees are collaborating to create a new ACS award. The ACS Committees on Environmental Improvement (CEI) and Chemistry & Public Affairs (CCPA) created a jointly-administered ACS ChemLuminary Award to encourage local sections and divisions to engage in projects that leverage ACS policy statements connected to sustainability. ACS units have the remainder of 2021 to organize and execute activities that will be eligible for consideration for the 2022 prize. ACS ChemLuminary awards recognize superlative efforts accomplished by ACS local sections, divisions, international chapters, or other ACS units.

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On January 1, the U.S. Senate passed the omnibus National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Within the NDAA Bill, Section E was the culmination of over 15 years of advocacy effort to deliver legislation that seeks to further the development of sustainable

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By Carl Maxwell, Manager, Government Affairs, Office of External Affairs and Communication

In July, both the House of Representatives and the Senate each passed the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act, bringing it much closer to becoming law

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By Carl Maxwell, Manager, Government Affairs, Office of External Affairs and Communication

Following on the heels of last year’s House Science Committee hearing on sustainable chemistry, the ACS Office of External Affairs worked closely with Congressional

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By Peter Reinhardt, Director, Environmental Health and Safety at Yale University, and Chair, ACS Committee on Chemical Safety Safe Practices Subcommittee

The American Chemical Society creates statements to promote public policies that help the chemistry en

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By David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Take Action! Ask Congress to Support the Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act of 2019​

We are delighted to see that U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a

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Sustainable Chemistry in the Era of Divided Government

Contributed by Carl Maxwell, Advocacy Manager, American Chemical Society

Unless you have been off the grid over the last three months, it is clear the era of divided government is fully formed. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives

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Forget Going for the Gold; We're Going for Green! How U.S. EPA Programs Accelerate Innovation in the Chemical Enterprise

At this year’s Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Portland, OR, I had the opportunity to interview David Widawsky, Director of the Chemistry, Economics, and Sustainable Strategies Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We d

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Turning Over a New Leaf With Sustainable Agriculture

Contributed by Ann Lee-Jeffs, Business Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Jack Bobo holds a special place in the world of food, science, and agriculture. He is a leading edge thinker and speaker working at the intersection of science, law and policy.

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EPA Delves Deeper into Corporate Sustainability Data

Contributed by Daniel Teitelbaum, Pollution Prevention Team Lead, Toxics Release Inventory Program, US EPA

For more than two decades, EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program has required industrial facilities to disclose both their environmental relea

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What Does 2015 Hold for Green Chemistry?

Contributed by Richard Engler, Senior Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

In 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),

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