Go Green with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Pick up one new idea, tool, or resource that will help you protect our planet while pursuing your passion!

26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Save the Date: June 4-8, 2022 in Reston, Virginia

Call for symposia closes October 11, 2021. 

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What is Green & Sustainable Chemistry?

Discover the design principles of green chemistry and engineering, and pick one principle you can begin to implement in your lab:

>> Explore the Principles of Green Chemistry

Learn about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and how chemistry is essential to achieving them. Which goal is relevant to your research or studies?

>> Explore the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

What is the ACS Green Chemistry Institute?

The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and across the Society. Learn more:

>> Read the latest Green & Sustainable Chemistry News

>> Explore ACS GCI's blog: The Nexus

Learn About Green Chemistry & Systems Thinking

What is systems thinking and what does it have to do with green chemistry? Watch this short video to find out!

Want to learn more?


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Use a Green Chemistry Tool or Guide

Finding the best—and greenest—route to synthesis is challenging. Helpfully, scientists from the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable have created practical, free resources to assist you in improving chemical selection, developing greener methods, and reducing waste.

>> Explore these tools and find one that works for you!

Funding & Award Opportunities

Boost Your Career and Apply for a Green Chemistry Award!

Awards supporting graduate research, student travel, and professional achievement in green chemistry and engineering are available. Applications deadlines start in the fall for 2022.


Volunteer to Pilot Green Chemistry Education Modules

We are looking for undergraduate educators to pilot new general and organic chemistry modules that incorporate green chemistry concepts in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

>> Learn More



Tell Your Story

Try your hand at science communication and tell your green chemistry story. Contact us about contributing a blog post to the ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s blog and newsletter.

>>  Contact us to become a contributor

Become a Green Chemistry ACS Undergraduate Student Chapter!

Do three or more qualifying green chemistry activities with your chapter and gain recognition with a Green Chemistry Chapter Award.

>>  Learn how to qualify for a Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award