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The Nexus Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter designed to connect the global green chemistry community, share information, and support the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in its mission: to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and across the Society.

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By Heather LeClerc, 2020 Heh-Won Chang Ph.D. Fellowship in Green Chemistry Winner

With the current pandemic upon us, I have had time to sit back and think about my journey towards becoming a chemical engineering Ph.D. student. As I sit here and write this

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Educational Resources

Due to COVID-19, the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) campaign has gone fully digital with instructions for organizing virtual events and an updated suite of educational resources.

Find a Virtual CCEW Event to participate or learn how to plan your own

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Goal 3: Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages

 By David Constable Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Over the past few months we’ve highlighted the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), showing just a few of the many ways in which chemistry plays an enormous part in achieving the goa

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Prospecting in the Anthropocene: Saving Cyborgs & Windmills Through Rare Earth Element Recycling

By Ian Mallov, Research Chemist, Inkbox Ink

Ding, Y.; Harvey, D.; Wang, N.-W. L. Green Chem., 2020, Advance Article. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0GC00495B Reproduction by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mountain Pass is a tiny, unincorporate

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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 Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute ®

In the last couple of Nexus newsletters, we have shared information about ACS GCI’s efforts to draw connections between Systems Thinking and Chemistry Education, as well as our efforts to

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Educating for a Systems-Inspired and Sustainable Future: A Framework for Environmentally Responsible Engineering

By Cindy Gilbert, M.S., M.Ed., Senior Program Officer, VentureWell

Graphic Created by VentureWell in Partnership with The Lemelson Foundation

Collectively, we are facing unprecedented planetary-scale environmental challenges that are inextricably linked to

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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 Philadelphia last month.  This core value of the Socie

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Takeda Scientist Recognized by the 2020 Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry

By Evan Riley, Communication Associate, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

The recipient of this year’s Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry is Dan Bailey of Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Bailey is based at Taked

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Inaugural Chang Research Fellowship Winners Announced

By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Supporting the next generation of green chemists is a strategic priority for the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (GCI). Luckily, the chemistry community is full of accomplished chemists who s

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Are you planning to attend the ACS National Meetings in Philadelphia this March? Don't miss these sustainable and green chemistry and engineering events!

Fun and Giveaways at the ACS GCI Booth in the Expo!

First, drop by the Expo and visit the ACS Green Che

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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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Systems Thinking & Green Chemistry Video

Although chemistry occurs in systems in nature, most students still learn chemistry in a reductionist manner—looking at the discrete parts without a clear idea how it connects to the whole. Now chemistry educators are starting to integrate the concept of

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The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® convened companies in the oil and gas industry at the annual ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable recently to discuss greener chemicals and processes in hydraulic fracturing. Baker Hughes hosted the meeting at their W

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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 environment were evident when the first Earth Da

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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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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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Nine Key Research, Development and Demonstration Needs Identified by Alternative Separations Report

By David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

In 2013, members of the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Chemical Manufacturers Roundtable (ChMRT), conceived a project to identify how to fundamentally change

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By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Here at ACS GCI, ensuring that the next generation of chemists is educated with a green chemistry perspective is one of our strategic priorities. Over the years, ACS GCI has developed and l

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Eight Students Win Green Chemistry Awards

By Evan Riley, Communication Associate, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

 

In order to reimagine chemistry for a more sustainable future, the next generation of chemists needs to have a working knowledge of green and sustainable chemistry principles and practi

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By Ian Mallov, Ph.D., Research Chemist at inkbox Tattoos

You might have seen news of the young sperm whale who died on a beach in Scotland two weeks ago. A necropsy of the animal found more than 100 kilograms of plastic in its stomach. Fishing nets, plasti

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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 for the coming year.  2019 has been a good year for

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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 organized a workshop, an organic sympos

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Green Labs: Reducing Chemistry’s Footprint on Campuses (and Beyond)

By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communications Manager, ACS GCI; Jennifer MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS GCI; Marta Gmurczyk, Safety Portfolio Manager, ACS

Today’s environmental headlines are replete with sustainability topics from climate change to plastics

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Each year ACS Student Chapters incorporate green chemistry outreach and activities into their programming in order to receive the Green Chemistry Award. The Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award, created eighteen years ago through a collaboration between

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Equipping Chemists to Meet Global Sustainability Challenges

Representing the largest body of chemists in the world, the American Chemical Society has an important role to play in supporting its members and working with partners committed to addressing global sustainability challenges. In part two of this series, w

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Dr. Bryony Core, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx


We live in the age of plastic. Our lives have become so enmeshed with it that it is becoming impossible to avoid in day to day life. Its uses are myriad: saving lives in medical devices, reducing carbo

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VCU Professor Frank Gupton Honored by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

The Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry will be presented October 25, 2019 to Prof. B. Frank Gupton at the NESACS Process Chemistry Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The award, established in 201

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Six Grant Winners Announced by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

Left to right: Fernando Albericio, Beatriz G. de la Torre, Mark Mason, Aaron Vannucci, Arnaud Voituriez, Susan Olesik, and Ryan Shenvi.

 

Researchers from four U.S. institutions as well as South Africa and France received a total of almost $200,000 in fundi

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By David J.C. Constable, Science Director of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute

Since 2013 I’ve had the privilege of being part of the ACS Summer School on Sustainable Energy and Green Chemistry.  Each year there are about 60 student

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