What is Beyond Benign’s role in green chemistry education?
Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce and/or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Beyond Benign is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a green chemistry education community that empowers educators to transform chemistry education. They provide the tools, training and support to make green chemistry an integral part of chemistry education.
How did the organization get started?
Beyond Benign was co-founded in 2007 by Dr. John Warner and Dr. Amy Cannon and was co-located with the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in Woburn, MA. The organization has grown since then to include 5 staff members in 3 states.
What education level works best for green chemistry education?
Green chemistry can be taught at all levels! Beyond Benign provides resources for the following:
- K-12: open-source curriculum aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, instructional coaching, lead teacher regional communities, professional development
- Higher Education: Green Chemistry Commitment program, curriculum, A Guide to Green Chemistry Experiments for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Labs
- Industry: training for industry professionals including business leaders, chemists and marketing professionals
Learn more about green chemistry education for Higher Education.
- Beyond Benign Website
- Green Chemistry Curriculum
- Resources for Students
- Higher Education