Outreach and Policy

The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering engages in policy, communication, and outreach initiatives that raise awareness-of and support-for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. In this dialogue, the Center engages with a wide network of stakeholders, including NGOs, industries, academic institutions and governments, as well as local communities and the general public.

This symposium will highlight unique approaches for integrating toxicology and related topics into chemistry courses and programs. Faculty members will share model courses on toxicology and techniques for including toxicology concepts within existing chemistry courses. As more and more chemistry departments seek to integrate toxicology concepts into their courses and programs, there is a growing demand for educational materials and models for adoption. 
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale (CGCGE) has entered into a three-year global collaboration that will promote the principles and implementation of green chemistry in low- and middle-income countries.
Despite the wide adoption of green chemistry principles, there remains a key missing piece to a chemist’s education, that of understanding molecular hazards and toxicology. This symposium will serve as a means for sharing best practices, techniques, and resources to faculty looking to fill these gaps through their own curriculum and coursework. 
Many of the early Green Chemistry innovators can trace their roots back to the University of Massachusetts Boston. On September 18, 2016 these Green Chemistry pioneers participated in an event at their alma matter in celebration of 25 years of Green Chemistry field. 
Green Chemistry offers solutions to environmental problems which seem difficult to tackle. GCGE at Yale and the University of Massachusetts Boston co-hosted a workshop for New England students and faculty that highlighted the achievements in the field and engaged students in the wider green chemistry discussion.
Prof. Paul Anastas will receive a prestigious RSC Award for his seminal work in the field of green chemistry in developing innovative methods in molecular design, leading to products and processes that reduce environmental impacts. 
MoDRN in collaboration with Beyond Benign organized a symposium and a workshop at the at the BCCE Conference, August 1, 2016, University of Northern Colorado. The workshop featured 3 toxicologists who shared their expertise and connected chemical and physical properties to toxicology, and provided curriculum resources for use in chemistry courses.