- Online Course: Introduction to Green Chemistry
- Green Chemistry:
The responsibility of chemists to promote sustainability
- Lectures on Green Science
Education & Ethics
Educating students and the public about green chemistry and discussing the ethics of creating polluting chemicals is an important part of the mission of the Institute for Green Science. Terry Collins and others in the Institute not only teach college classes in green chemistry and debate other scientists about the environment but also actively bring in lecturers to campus, and reach out to kids, and hosted a green chemistry summer program.
The Institute for Green Science has developed an online course focused on green chemistry. A beta version of the course, An Introduction to Green Chemistry, is now available free of charge.
Scientists and especially scientist advocates are often attacked by sectors of the chemical enterprise over stands they take aimed at protecting health and the environment from the adverse effects of chemicals. In its October 29, 2012 issue, Chemistry and Engineering News (C&EN) launched an attack against Dr. Arlene Blum, a scientist-advocate focused on reducing/eliminating public exposures to toxic flame retardants. The powerful counterblast from the scientific community was gratifying to witness and Professor Collins with seven colleagues protested to C&EN in a letter to the editor [.pdf].
Adjunct professor Pete Myers gives keynote on how green chemistry might avoid the hazards of endocrine disruptors at "Toward a Sustainable 21st Century: Pesticides Conference" at University of California Irvine's Newkirk Center for Science and Society.
Plenary lecture by Terry Collins, Beckman Center, Irvine, CA, October 8, 2008
Collins, T.J., Green Chemistry, in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Volume 2, Simon and Schuster Macmillan, New York, 1997, pp. 691–697
From Terry Collins and Colleagues Working to Build Green Chemistry in the USA