-44- Chemicals Policy & Science Initiative - Green Chemistry and DfE: In the US
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Environmental Protection Agency

The US EPA has set up 4 green chemistry programs (see also their Green Chemistry web site):

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

The Challenge offers individuals, groups or organizations reward for innovations that help benefit human or environmental health. Grants and awards are given jointly through an EPA/National Science Foundation partnership.
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Educational Materials

EPA and the American Chemical Society have partnered in efforts to ensure that green chemistry innovations are being incorporated into students’ chemistry education.  Together, the organizations will author materials accessible to every level of education, from kindergarten through undergraduate and graduate programs, and to the general public.  Until those materials can be written, however, ACS has added green chemistry sections to its latest edition of Chemistry in Context, a one semester undergraduate textbook. 
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The Synthetic Methodology Assessment for Reduction Techniques Program (SMART)

The Program is used by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) to review manufacturing methods in new chemical submissions and is designed to complement the New Chemicals Program.   Based on the review, the OPPTS may suggest methods for pollution prevention that invoke the principles of green chemistry, however the submitter has no obligation to act on these suggestions. 
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Green Chemistry Institute

A partnership between the American Chemical Society (ACS) and EPA led to the Institute, a non-profit entity that promotes environmentally friendly chemistry by means of research, education, and communication and conveyance of information to government, advocacy, educational and corporate institutions.  The Institute manages a listserv for information exchange which is open to the public.
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Other Institutions

University of Oregon

Greener Education Materials for Chemists (GEMS) is an interactive collection of chemistry education materials focused on green chemistry. The database is designed as a comprehensive resource of education materials including laboratory exercises, lecture materials, course syllabi and multimedia content that illustrate chemical concepts important for green chemistry. Each entry includes a description of the item and is searchable by a variety of parameters, including chemistry concepts, laboratory techniques, green chemistry principles, and target audience. Database entries incorporate both published and unpublished materials.
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The University of Oregon also facilitates The Green Chemistry Education Network (GCEdNet) which has produced a visual Google map of individuals interested in green chemistry.
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Beyond Benign

The curriculum and teacher training work of Beyond Benign seeks to deliver teaching and learning tools to K-12 educators in order that they may share dynamic science experiences with their students. There is an emphasis on objective reasoning through the consideration of economy, society and the environment in equal measure.
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New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT)

NEACT was founded in 1898 by a group of high school and college teachers. Today its membership also includes middle school teachers, administrators, and industrial associates interested in chemical education. The aim of NEACT is to promote the teaching and learning of chemistry. NEACT publishes a journal twice a year which includes regular columns and special features.
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