Beyond Benign is thrilled to welcome California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) to our Green Chemistry Commitment program. CSUSM joined the Commitment in March 2021 and is the first California State University institution to sign the commitment. At CSUSM, there is a workgroup that is developing a proposal to help the department implement the 12 principles of green chemistry with the short-term goal to focus on small substitutions in the existing curriculum to make labs safer and produce less harmful waste while also finding substitutes for hazardous chemicals. The workgroup is also updating existing student learning outcomes and lecture curriculum. Read more about the department’s Commitment here.
Check out the California State University San Marcos Who’s Committed Profile to learn more about this institution and its departmental aim!