Student Videos on Green Chemistry

Our Center hosted a student video competition at the 22nd Green Chemistry & Engineering conference in Portland, Oregon. The competition is part of the bigger Yale-UNIDO initiative, which aims to increase the general global awareness and capacities on deployable Green Chemistry approaches for the design of products and processes that advance global environmental benefits throughout their life cycles. The competition was designed to engage green chemistry community and create opportunity to build educational materials that can be used in university curriculum and in workshops around the world. Students were asked to explain how chemists use green chemistry to solve sustainability challenges. Wining videos and honorable mentions are hosted here and can be used for educational purposes.

“The videos are wonderful, but our goal with this challenge runs deeper: To spark a lasting desire to tell the world about Green Chemistry, and challenge students to always do so with clear, vibrant, & inspiring language.”

James Rea
Communications coach for Experts/Clearly, and
Certified instructor with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science


Anna Zhenova and Alisa Doroshenko

Green Chemistry Overview at University of York

A great take on green chemistry done at the University of York depicting science across borders.


Michael Shen

Green Chemistry Education a Shift in Paradigm

A great video showing the need for green chemistry education.

Honorable Mentions

Magaret Sivapragasam
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia
Margaret’s video showcases dye removal from textile wastewater using ionic liquids.

Maisara Shahrom and Raja Shahrom
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Maisara and Raja’s video examines carbon dioxide capture by polymerized ionic liquids.

Juliana Ladeira Vidal
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Juliana’s video describes her personal journey to become a green chemist.

Laura McAlister and Susana Vargas
University of California Riverside
Laura and Susana’s video provides examples of hazardous waste reduction in Los Angeles area.

Telpriore Gregory Tucker
Arizona State University
Greg’s video discusses battery fuel cells and their commercial potential.

Benjamin Appiagyei
Michigan State University
Benjamin’s video provides a good overview of green chemistry and biofuels.

Brooke Maguire
Grand Valley State University
Brook’s video examines green chemistry, sustainability, and essential oils.