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Chemistry’s Green Future Takes Root in Flint

“The focus of Green Chemistry is not just to create more sustainable chemical products and processes—they also have to be cost-effective and they have to work,” says Amy Cannon, who holds the world’s first PhD in Green Chemistry and is the executive director of Beyond Benign, a nonprofit devoted to Green Chemistry education. “It’s a common platform and language that adds value for both the sustainability folks and industry.” In 2013, UM-Flint signed Beyond Benign’s Green Chemistry Commitment—pledging to continually improve the implementation of Green Chemistry learning objectives for its students.

Not content with only being a commitment signer, UM-Flint introduced the first Bachelor of Science in Green Chemistry in the fall of 2018. Read more here

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