Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

Widener University

Signing Date
Chester, PA, USA

The Widener science faculty includes some of the leading teachers and researchers in the fields of sustainability and green chemistry. Many of the chemistry department’s labs feature green experiments, and students, as future scientists, are encouraged to consider how they will meet society’s current needs without compromising future generations.

Faculty Size
Primary Contact
Dr. Lloyd Bastin,
Chemistry Degrees Offered


Implementation of Green Chemistry

General chemistry, Organic chemistry, Capstone course

Student Groups

Chemistry Club, Alpha Chi Sigma, Environmental Club


Implement toxicology within chemistry program

Resources Used

Bastin, L.D. (2011). Environmentally-friendly organic reagents and products. In A. Dicks, Ed., Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory, Chapter 6. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL: 165 –197.