Webinars and Videos

Featured Green Chemistry Webinar:

Systems Thinking in Chemistry Education: Preparing Global Citizens for a Sustainable Future

Webinar Date: December 10, 2020

Chemistry is the central science. However, research indicates that current methods of chemistry teaching and learning do not always prepare students to understand and address the complex global challenges that they will encounter in their lives, such as climate change, energy for our future, food security, and planetary sustainability. It has recently been suggested that a systems thinking approach can not only help students learn chemistry content meaningfully, but to develop the knowledge and skills they need to take informed action to address these global challenges. Peter Mahaffy of The Kings University, Edmonton and MaryKay Orgill of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas introduce the essential characteristics of a systems thinking approach in chemistry education.


ACS Green Chemistry Webinars

ACS Webinars is proud to partner with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, whose mission is to catalyze and enable the implementation of green chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise. Learn about the amazing work being done by chemists to reduce waste and reduce demand on diminishing resources and improve our world. 

Green Chemistry Videos

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The Chemistry of Rocks: Program-in-a-Box Recording

Explore the (green) chemistry behind rocks, minerals and gemstones in this video produced by ACS for National Chemistry Week 2017!

We are surrounded by rocks and minerals everywhere... in the ground we walk on, the places we work and live and even in the food we eat. How are chemists experimenting with these fundamental materials to help the world and make our lives better? 

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The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry Videos

Watch this set of 14 videos covering in detail the principles of green chemistry. Presented by Dr. David Constable and Dr. Richard Williams, these videos spend about 20 minutes on each principle, and were recorded during the 2013 Green Chemistry & Engineering Student Workshop.

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Green Chemistry & Engineering on YouTube

Watch Green Chemistry & Engineering webinars and conference presentations on the ACS Webinars and GCI Youtube channels.  

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What's Your Green Chemistry? 

Dive into this playlist featuring green chemistry enthusiast's answers to what their green chemistry is! Watch as these professors, students and industry enthusiasts illustrate how they implement green chemistry in their professions.

Watch the entire "What's Your Green Chemistry?" playlist on YouTube

Additional Resources

ACS GCI's Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

The 27th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be held June 13-15, 2023 in Long Beach, CA on the theme, Closing the Loop: Chemistry for a Sustainable Future.