SMM Web Academy Green Chemistry 101 in Schools
Green Chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture and use. Hear from two leading experts as they discuss the principles of green chemistry and some of the challenges and applications to school chemical clean-outs and K-12 curricula development.
- Dwight Peavey, PhD Senior Scientist from US EPA Region 1, is the regional expert on toxic chemicals and their environmental fate and adverse effects on the environment and human health. He is also EPAs New England Small Business Ombudsman, Chemical Right-To-Know liaison, Brominated Flame Retardant expert and the Senior Assistance Coordinator. Dwight received a B.S. from Bates College, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
Safe, Green and Sustainable Chemistry (PDF) (32 pp, 322K, About PDF)
- Kate Anderson, K-12 Education Director of Beyond Benign. Driven by the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, a universal sustainable approach to any science, Beyond Benign creates tools, opportunities and partnerships to support the implementation of community involvement initiatives, workplace training, cooperative programs and K-12 education resources. Kate earned her Master's in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University in 2006 after graduating with her B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Kates passion is working with students and teachers to improve education. She is excited to be spreading the word that green chemistry offers solutions to the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.