We've created resources to help educators, schools, and academic and corporate researchers integrate green chemistry concepts into K-12 and higher education curriculum and innovative research. This interdisciplinary approach connects concepts throughout the sciences, introduces students to important skills like problem solving, and provides a framework for researchers that encourages sustainable solutions.
What is green chemistry?
Green chemistry is a way to design chemicals and processes so they are safer, healthier, and more sustainable. It seeks to prevent pollution at its source by creating chemicals that are less toxic. This eliminates exposure to toxic chemicals for workers, consumers, and the environment. It also encourages reducing energy use, using renewable feedstock, and optimizing other factors that are better for human health and the environment.
Watch this quick video to learn why green chemistry is so important: