The word “green” conjures up environmental images-grass, trees and eco-friendly products. Green is everywhere, from green buildings to green cleaning products, even green vacations. As chemists, we focus on green chemistry, the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry is not a separate field of chemistry as much as it is an approach to the practice of chemistry, because protecting the environment is the responsibility of every chemist.
To learn about the impact of green chemistry on practices and education, and to learn how you can apply for the annual ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy, read more...