The Green Chemistry Commitment, a project of Beyond Benign, Selected as a Finalist for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
October 21, 2013 – The Green Chemistry Commitment, a project of Beyond Benign, has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the prestigious annual design science competition named "Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award" by Metropolis Magazine. The Challenge awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a whole systems-based solution that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.
“We are honored that the Buckminster Fuller Institute recognizes our approach to transform chemistry education. By providing tools for current and future creators of molecular products to design safer more sustainable chemical products we have an opportunity to improve all aspects of the human built world,” says Dr. Warner, a founder of the field of green chemistry and co-author of the seminal 1998 book Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice. “The selection of our program by the distinguished review team at BFI validates the importance of what we are trying to do and helps to bring a spotlight on the great need for fundamental change in chemistry education. We hope that as a result more colleges and universities will join the Commitment to bring transformative change to academia.”