Green Chemistry Education Network

Minnesota Educators


Minnesota Educators

Welcome to the Minnesota hub for green chemistry education.  St. Olaf College faculty member Paul Jackson invites you to join this group to learn about upcoming opportunities to partner with educators around the state.

Location: Minnesota
Members: 7
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2014

Connecting MN Higher Education Faculty Interested in Green Chemistry

We hope that this resource assists in connecting Higher Education Faculty with one another and encourages them to share their interests in or practice of green chemistry.



American Chemical Society: Green Chemistry Institute

        ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

American Chemical Society: Green Chemistry Educational Resources

U Oregon: Greener Education Materials for Chemists Database

US EPA:  Green Chemistry

GrnChemChallenge Awards:  PGCC Awards

Beyond Benign (K-12) Resource

Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University


GEMs GOOGLE MAP of Green Chemistry Folks!  click here for map 


Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum homepage


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Comment by Paul T. Jackson on September 19, 2014 at 3:09pm

If anyone is interested in some learning opportunities about green chemistry, I would encourage you to check out the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum event at Education Minnesota in October.   The event details are found below.


Comment by Paul T. Jackson on July 11, 2012 at 3:51pm

ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (GCI) will be offering three workshops at the upcoming 244th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, August 19-23, 2012.  The workshops include “Introductory Green Chemistry,” “Intermediate Green Chemistry,” and “Advanced Green Chemistry.”

Comment by Paul T. Jackson on July 11, 2012 at 3:49pm

Check out the 2012 Green Chemistry Challenge award winners.  A good resource to use in your classes!  http://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/pubs/pgcc/past.html

Comment by Paul T. Jackson on July 10, 2012 at 4:18pm

Join the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm for an exciting event where we will hear about advances in green chemistry curricula in Minnesota!

For more info see the MPCA web site.

Comment by Phyllis Strong on June 12, 2012 at 3:51pm

MPCA Green Chemistry curriculum grants are progressing. Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum and MPCA are co-sponsoring a Workshop on Green Chemistry Curriculum grant projects on Friday, September 21, 2012, from 10 to noon in St Paul. Presenters are Brian Gute, UMN - Duluth;  Jane Wissinger, UMN - Twin Cities; James Wollack, University of St Catherine; and Jeanne Franz and Maryam Eslamloo-Grami - Winona State University. Discussion will include successes experienced; challenges faced; plans for integrating this curriculum into course work; and time for  questions and answers. Participation through webcast will be available. For details go to MPCA Green Chemistry Curriculum project web page.

Comment by Paul T. Jackson on January 3, 2012 at 8:41am

Last week the MPCA executed the last of its 4 Green Chemistry curriculum grants.  Summaries of the projects can be found off the MPCA web site; click here to go to the descriptions. Congratulations to Winona State University, St. Catherine University, UMN - Duluth and UMN - Twin Cities.

Comment by Paul T. Jackson on December 27, 2011 at 10:18am
Minnesota Green Chemistry 2012: Strategies for Growth
January 26, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota
Register today at: www.greenchemistrymn.org
This conference will explore how we can reap the benefits of green chemistry by promoting a healthy business environment for green chemistry here in Minnesota.
Keynote Speakers
Dr. Paul Anastas is the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development and Science Advisor to the EPA. Known as the “Fa­ther of Green Chemistry” for his groundbreaking research use of minimally-toxic, environ­mentally-friendly chemicals.
Dr. Patrick Gruber is the Chief Executive Officer of Gevo and has served as a director of the company since 2007. In 2008, he was awarded the George Washington Carver Award which recognizes significant contributions in the field of indus­trial biotechnology.
  • Product Improvement through Green Chemistry
  • Green Product Value Chain
  • Minnesota Grown to Minnesota Made - the Promise of Bio-Industrial Processing
  • Growing Green Chemistry in Minnesota
Icon_pdf_big Green Chemistry 2012 Flyer.pdf
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Comment by Paul T. Jackson on October 3, 2011 at 9:57am
SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday January 26, 2012 (8:00-4:30) for the upcoming Minnesota Green Chemistry conference, at the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus in Minneapolis.  See http://www.iatp.org/event/minnesota-green-chemistry-conference-2012... for more details. 
Comment by Al Innes on August 16, 2011 at 7:25am
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency published its Request for Proposals for projects to integrate Green Chemistry into curricula at Minnesota institutions of higher education.  Proposals are due September 29th, 2011.  See http://www.pca.state.mn.us/greenchemistry for details.

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