Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award

Student involvement in green chemistry principles and practices is essential to the integration of environmentally benign technologies in academia and industry.


The award provides national recognition for ACS student chapters who have shown outstanding commitment to incorporating green chemistry into their annual activities. 


The green chemistry student chapter award is an acknowledgement of green chemistry activities conducted by a student chapter.


  • Are recognized at the Green Chemistry Student Chapter Awards Ceremony held at ACS National Meetings
  • Receive information on green chemistry travel awards and scholarship opportunities
  • May request complimentary copies of educational materials
  • Gain connections with faculty engaged in green chemistry research. 


ACS Student Chapters may be recognized as a green chemistry chapter by engaging in at least three green chemistry activities during the academic year. Learn more about what activities are eligible, here

How to Apply

The Chapter Report serves as the basis for awarding "green" status to student chapters. Green chemistry activities may be documented in the annual report through minutes, announcements, photographs, and/or newsletters.


Student Chapters who apply for the Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award will be notified at the beginning of the academic year following the year for which the application was submitted. The initial notification is sent via email, followed by a letter in early October for chapters who earned the award. 

Contact ACS GCI

For more information, contact:

ACS Green Chemistry Institute®
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 872-6102 or (800) 227-5558 ext. 6102