Webinars & Videos

Riding the Wave of Green Chemistry: How to Enhance Awareness of Plastics in the Ocean

A drawing of fish and plastic in the ocean

Plastics permeate every aspect of our society. Although, students and the public recognize their many benefits, reports of their alarming buildup in our oceans and resulting harm to aquatic life is a topic that resonates with all.

Join Jane Wissinger of University of Minnesota and Reuben Hudson of Colby College in a free interactive webinar for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. During this special broadcast, Jane and Reuben will bring awareness to the accumulation of plastics in our oceans, highlight outreach and curriculum materials that teach polymer basics, and feature innovative ideas by chemists who apply green principles to develop more sustainable materials.

Additional Resources

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. 


Eric Beckman
University of Pittsburgh

Richard Blackburn
University of Leeds 

James Clark
Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

Cliff Coss

Joe Fortunak
Howard University

Marc Hillmyer
University of Minnesota

Andrew Hunt
Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

James Hutchison
University of Oregon

Brian B. Laird
University of Kansas

Nathan Lewis
California Institute of Technology

Avtar Matharu
Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

Lucie Pfaltzgraff
Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

Michel Philippe 

Anthony K Rappé
Colorado State University

Pamela Spencer
Dow Chemical

Julian R. Silverman
CUNY Graduate Center

For more green chemistry videos, go to the ACS GCI YouTube channel.

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

Mole Program in a Box

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 Presentations

Watch over 100 recorded presentations from the 20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Browse by session to find cutting edge science, industry case studies, and what's next in green chemistry education from the leaders in the field. Recorded June 14-16, 2016.

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

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