This workshop introduces science educators to green chemistry and supporting curricular resources. Green chemistry principles aim to reduce waste and product toxicity impacting the classroom and extending to our daily lives.
This is in-depth experiential training on how to use the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives. This training will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum's third annual conference, which will take place on Friday, January 25.
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As students across Minnesota enjoyed a long weekend, some of their teachers at the Education Minnesota Professional Conference at the St. Paul RiverCentre learned how to make chemistry classrooms safer and greener. During the October 16 workshop, educators from elementary, middle, and high schools across the state learned about the importance of green chemistry and how to teach their students about green chemistry so they will be prepared for this fast growing sector.
The Green Screen for Safer Chemicals is a chemical screening method to help move our society quickly and effectively toward the use of greener and safer chemicals. The Green Screen is the first open source tool to identify substances that are inherently less hazardous for humans and the environment. At the foundation of the Green Screen method are the Principles of Green Chemistry and the work of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Design for Environment (DfE) program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard: intended as a tool to reduce the hazardous waste profile in research labs, an effort that ultimately saves MIT, and its researchers, money while reducing hazard potentials and the burden to our environment. It is supported by Executive Vice President Curry's Fall 2003 Institute-wide purchasing policy, which identified environmentally preferable purchasing as a sound method for saving money while maintaining MIT's reputation for superior research.