An important part of building community is through the creation of online spaces where community members can virtually connect, share ideas and resources, and regularly engage with others. Beyond Benign’s programs provide opportunities for the green chemistry community to do just that. From regional K-12 and Higher Education community hubs to the upcoming Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC), Beyond Benign is helping to spark online conversations and drive green chemistry awareness and adoption through virtual interactions that foster a greater sense of belonging and empowerment. Read more about these initiatives through the links below.
Beyond Benign hosts regional K-12 green chemistry education communities that empower teachers to integrate green chemistry and sustainable STEM into their classrooms. Through focused activities around community building, training, and mentorship, we provide educators the peer-to-peer support network they need to make curriculum and pedagogy changes in the classroom.
The Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC) is a joint initiative between Beyond Benign and the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI). Set to launch in 2023, the GCTLC will be an online space for the green chemistry education community (higher education faculty, K-12 teachers, student leaders and industry partners) to collaborate, network, share resources, and build connections across the globe.
Beyond Benign hosts bi-monthly virtual green chemistry networking sessions during the academic year, broadly focused on the Green Chemistry Student Learning Objectives from the Green Chemistry Commitment. Topics of discussion include green chemistry theory, toxicology, laboratory skills, the application of green chemistry education, and more. Speakers from academia, industry, and more highlight their work, with time for breakout group discussions, networking and resource sharing.