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The Hidden Impact: Taking a Life Cycle View

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Do we have a method to holistically consider the impacts of our decisions on the planet? Life cycle assessment (LCA) allows us to determine whether an action is more or less sustainable that other possible actions. A thorough LCA measures multiple impacts, but can become very complex. However, this complexity is essential for quantifying claims and understanding nuances.

Join us for a special Chemists Celebrate Earth Week webinar with Global Expertise Principal, Rich Helling of Dow, as he shares how great insights are possible with simple calculations. Discover how through employing life cycle thinking to balance understand the compromises and trade-offs we all make towards a more sustainable world.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by David Constable of the American Chemical Society and is co-produced with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and the ACS Committee on Community Activities for the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week campaign.

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What You Will Learn

  • Why life cycle thinking and assessment is a good way to include environmental dimensions in decisions
  • How life cycle thinking and assessment identifies potential hot spots and trade-offs
  • Why simple calculations can be insightful and are a great way to include life cycle thinking in daily decisions
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Rich Helling
Global Expertise Principal,

David Constable
Science Director,
Green Chemistry Institute,
American Chemical Society

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