GCEdNet

Green Chemistry Education Network

Green Chemistry Education Network Mission

The Green Chemistry Education Network (GC Ed Net) serves as a catalyst for integrating green chemistry in chemical education at all levels. As a network of educators we support opportunities to research, develop, implement and disseminate green educational materials. The GC Ed Net reaches out to all chemistry educators through collaboration and mentoring, facilitating professional growth, and fostering the synergistic integration of green chemistry in education.

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Oregon green chemistry center wins $20M grant, by Christina Williams, Sustainable Business Oregon

A collaboration between two Oregon universities has paid off with a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop greener chemical processes. The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, a collaboration between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, beat out teams from two other universities to win the grant. The center joins the National Science Foundation’s Centers of Chemical Innovation program, which aims to support a new, greener chemical industry in the U.S. through university research ...View Full Article

 

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The Oregonian
Scott Learn
Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Oregon could lead in green chemistry, Portland State study says, but 'fragmented' approach hinders progress

Oregon could take the lead in developing safer industrial chemicals, a new white paper from Portland State University concludes, but the state's "fragmented and uncoordinated" approach prevents focusing on the highest-risk chemicals and the most-threatened populations.

The paper, released today, highlights Oregon's green chemistry strengths.....View full article



Sustainable Business Oregon
Christina Williams
Published: July 6, 2011

PSU: Oregon should focus on greener chemicals

Researchers at Portland State University published a paper Wednesday highlighting Oregon's opportunities in the move toward more sustainable chemistry practices and calling for better coordination between organizations to help position the state as a leader. The paper, "Leadership in Sustainable Chemicals Policy: Opportunities for Oregon," is aiming to attract the attention of private companies and public agencies and uncover areas ripe for collaboration.

The paper, "Leadership in Sustainable Chemicals Policy: Opportunities for Oregon," is aiming to attract the attention of private companies and public agencies and uncover areas ripe for collaboration....View full article

Report: LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE CHEMICALS POLICY: OPPORTUNITIES FOR OREGON   Chemical_Leadership.pdf

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We are in the process of clarifying some of the current and emerging needs of the green chemistry education community. Our goal is to collect information via this forum and then provide an executive summary for the community to use as we begin to identify collaborative projects and needed resources. Let's begin the discussion by answering the following questions.

1) How do you define yourself as a green chemistry educator?

2) What would you need to enable you to thrive in that role?

3) What challenges are limiting your ability or the community's ability to thrive?

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