Robert Rich

How can chemists, chemistry, and the ACS address the world's sustainability challenges

Discussion created by Robert Rich on Oct 19, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2009 by Robert Rich

Goal 3 of the ACS Strategic Plan calls upon ACS to “be a global leader in enlisting the world’s scientific professionals to address, through chemistry, the challenges facing our world.”  The ACS Board of Directors has established the world challenges of sustainability (of e.g., energy, water, and food) as a level one priority.  To enable chemists, chemistry, and ACS to address these challenges, the Society has developed a CALL to Action (attached). Please examine the model and offer your comments below.   Please help us by circulating this model to your colleagues, so as to encourage more members to get involved and make a difference.


To participate further in helping to lead the Society’s sustainability initiatives, please join the ACS Network group of sustainability stakeholders (