Anna Ivanova

Ask the Innovators: Spotlight on Berkeley's Greener Solutions Program

Discussion created by Anna Ivanova on Nov 2, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2015 by Guest

New from the Green Chemistry Innovation Portal comes a unique opportunity to talk online with innovative scientists about their green chemistry solutions. In this online text-based Q&A, we will talk about the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry’s Greener Solutions Program, a project-based class that partners students with organizations involved in sustainable chemistry. Interdisciplinary teams of high-level students work closely with the partner organizations to apply the students’ knowledge, analyzing real-world opportunities for the adoption of safer chemicals and materials. Hear more about the program in this video:

The experts joining us for this session will be:

  • Tom McKeag, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, Program Director
  • Kaj Johnson, Senior Director of Product Development, Method
  • Meg Schwarzman, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, Associate Director
  • Billy Hart-Cooper, student at UC Berkeley


Tom and Meg will give insider perspectives on the formation and success of Greener Solutions, while Kaj will discuss how Method came to be involved and what the innovative personal care company has gained from the program. Billy will contribute a student perspective on the advantages and challenges of participating in the Greener Solutions course.


Ask the masterminds behind the Greener Solutions program anything you like: how it began, successes, lessons learned, or technical questions. Questions will be collected on this post and answered live by text on November 10th, so create a free ACS ID now and submit your question below. Come back from 3:00-4:30 ET (12-1:30 PT) on Nov. 10th to chat with the innovators and the community right here!