Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

Eastern Mennonite University

Signing Date
Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Sustainability is core at Eastern Mennonite University. The Biology and Chemistry departments offer an interdisciplinary, praxis based Environmental Sustainability major with the Department of Applied Social Sciences. While green chemistry has been part of the organic chemistry curriculum for several years, the departments are now embedding green chemistry throughout the rest of our curriculum.

Faculty Size
Primary Contact
Dr. Tara Kishbaugh,
Chemistry Degrees Offered


Implementation of Green Chemistry

General chemistry, organic chemistry, offer stand-alone toxicology course through biology department

Student Groups

Earth Keepers, Climate Action Group, Sustainable Food


Explore green chemistry within the analytical course; Implement toxicology within existing chemistry courses; Grow Chemical Education program at EMU

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