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Sustainability in Chemistry
September 7, 2023 - September 8, 2023
Official Event Description:
Sustainable chemistry offers solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society. This event celebrates the enormous strides made towards using chemistry to ensure a safe and healthy world for tomorrow and the launch of the School of Chemistry’s MSci in Chemistry with Sustainability.
Join us in Birmingham to hear from leading experts in diverse areas of Sustainable Chemistry and about recent breakthroughs in this world-changing field. The symposium includes a range of leading speakers from UK and abroad, alongside opportunities for PhD and postdoctoral researchers to present their work through oral and poster presentations. The symposium will be based at the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus, which is well on its way to becoming a Smart and Net Zero Campus by 2035, and already filled with thousands of trees, a botanic garden and schemes to protect wildlife such as hedgehogs on campus.
Learn more about the event and register here.
Featured Talk: A Systemic Change for a Sustainable Future: The Green Chemistry Commitment
Dr. Juliana Vidal, Program Manager, Higher Education
Join us in Birmingham for Dr. Juliana Vidal’s talk, A Systemic Change for a Sustainable Future: The Green Chemistry Commitment.
Education is central to creating lasting change, and a background in sustainability allows the development of a scientific workforce and a knowledgeable citizenry prepared to design and choose more benign processes for human health and the environment. In this context, green chemistry education plays a fundamental role in achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the targets stated due to its capacity to reach and interconnect distinct aspects of our society.
Beyond Benign is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a systemic change in chemistry education and empowering the chemistry community to practice sustainability at the molecular level through green chemistry. Its Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC) program was created in 2013 and aims to catalyze the incorporation of green chemistry into science courses at higher education institutions globally.
Over 130 institutions are part of the GCC community and are integrating green chemistry on their own timelines and building upon unique campus environments and strengths. In this presentation, insights into the GCC program adoption around the world and in the UK will be discussed, as well as the GCC implementation in a wide range of higher education institutions.
- Who: Open/Entire Community
- When: September 7th-September 8th
- Where: Birmingham, UK
- How: Register here.