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We're connecting people and resources globally to accelerate research, innovation, and the commercialization of sustainable chemical processes and products.


Who We Are

The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, and Beyond Benign are proud partners in creating Green Chemistry for Sustainability.

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This project is made possible with support from the American Chemical Society, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the Global Environment Facility.

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About Our Partners

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, we are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations, with more than 173,000 individuals in our global community across 140 countries. Our mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. Our vision is to improve all people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute operates within the Office of Sustainability and is part of the Division of Scientific Advancement at the American Chemical Society. The ACS GCI aims to catalyze and enable the equitable implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and the Society. We empower chemists to identify and develop chemistries consistent with sustainable development, circularity, and preservation of human and ecosystem health. ACS GCI also organizes the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.

Beyond Benign

Beyond Benign develops and disseminates green chemistry and sustainable science educational resources that empower educators, students, and the community at large to practice sustainability through chemistry. We work directly with educators and a network of strategic partners focused on science education, sustainability, innovation, and initiatives supporting human and environmental health to provide an educational continuum from K-12 to higher education with an important community engagement component.

Beyond Benign's Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC) was borne out of a need for an online space for representatives of the green chemistry education community to network, collaborate, share resources, receive mentorship, learn from one another, and support each other in the ongoing transformation of the education system. A collaborative effort between Beyond Benign and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute, the GCTLC is intended to be a supportive and nurturing community of teachers, educators, faculty, students, industry stakeholders, and anyone with an interest in green chemistry education to share, connect, learn, and grow. 

Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale

The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering is fully integrated into three Yale schools: School of the Environment, School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We are a unique academic community across multiple disciplines—our staff is drawn from the fields of chemistry, chemical and environmental engineering, materials science, environmental studies, biology, toxicology, health sciences, and policy.

With the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Yale University is launching The Global Greenchem Innovation and Network Program. This GEF-funded six-year joint endeavor works with six emerging nations—Indonesia, Jordan, Peru, Serbia, Uganda, and Ukraine—to interconnect the global green chemistry and engineering community, actively engage the community in research and education at all levels, and focus on knowledge generation and local technology acceleration in industries of emerging nations.