2012 Green Chemistry Lecture We are pleased to announce our next Green Chemistry Lecture: Green Chemistry: Chemistry for the Long Haul, Michael C. Cann, Chemistry Department, University of Scranton, Thursday, March 1, 2012, 4:30 pm
As concerns over such issues as food, water, energy, climate change and waste production escalate, sustainability is rapidly moving from the wings to center stage on the world agenda. Chemistry, the central science, must play a central role in moving humanity onto a sustainable path. Green Chemistry (environmentally benign chemistry) is the paradigm that will aid in the development of this sustainability. Green chemistry not only focuses on pollution prevention, but also the efficient use of resources, use of renewable resources, and energy conservation. This presentation will highlight the ethos of green chemistry, the twelve principles of green chemistry, specific examples of green chemistry from the winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, and some of our efforts to infuse green chemistry into the curriculum.