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Career Talk with Janie Butler – Green Chemistry
July 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Janie Butler is the K-12 Program Manager for Beyond Benign and an Advocate for Green Chemistry Education.
Green Chemistry gives scientists the framework to design “something beautiful” using chemistry as a tool.
By definition, Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances.
Attend the session to
- Learn about the role of Green Chemistry for inventing sustainably
- Explore the continued developments in the undergraduate curriculum for Green Chemistry
- Find out about the high-school courses that can help to provide the foundational skills.
If you have a passion for Chemistry and Sustainability and focused on how to constantly improve processes, this session is for you.
Green Chemistry is the future!
People may associate chemistry with toxic materials and chemicals, but you can change the way people think by practicing Green Chemistry.
The goal of Green Chemistry is to create products that never contribute to pollution through specially designed chemicals and thereby keeping the hazardous materials out of the environment.
Chemistry is the alphabet of science. The alphabet has 26 letters and you can take those 26 letters and you can write really nasty horrible stuff or you can write really beautiful poetry or novels. With the tools of chemistry, as the alphabet of science, you can either create something beautiful or you can create something hazardous. It’s a choice.
– John Warner, Co-Founder of Beyond Benign and President & Chief Technology Officer of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (WBI)