Green chemistry refers to the redesign of chemical products and processes with the goal of reducing or eliminating any negative environmental or health effects. Paul Anastas, then of the Environmental Protection Agency, and John C. Warner developed 12 principles of green chemistry, which help to explain what the definition means in practice. Examples of green chemistry projects include: finding non-toxic, non volatile solvent substitutes, developing new catalysis and environmentally friendly materials.
Canadian Green Chemistry Network
The Canadian chapter of the Green Chemistry Institute "is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote green chemistry to protect human health and environment". The site provides information on GC events, names of CGCN members, and GC examples, as well as the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.
This site provides chemistry, environmental and hazardous materials news, information & resources including: in depth articles; a detailed periodic table of elements; chemical database; hazmat emergency response guides; hazmat placarding information; and much more.
EPA Green Chemistry Program
EPA's Green Chemistry Program promotes the research, development, and implementation of innovative chemical technologies that accomplish pollution prevention in a scientifically sound and cost-effective manner. To accomplish these goals, the Green Chemistry Program recognizes and supports chemical technologies that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances during the design, manufacture, and use of chemical products and processes.
Green Chemistry Institute
Green Chemistry Institute accesses information on chemical research, conferences and symposia around the world, with links to journal extracts, recent publications, and new projects such as the new green chemistry centers springing up around the world.
Green Chemistry Network
The main aim of the Green Chemistry Network is to promote awareness and facilitate education, training and practice of Green Chemistry in industry, commerce, academia and schools. Site contains a database on Green Chemistry, listing of events (e.g. workshops, conferences, most of which are in the UK), useful topic-based searchable mbers' database, very useful list of recent scientific publications on green chemistry.
Greener Education Materials for Chemists
An interactive database of education materials focused on green chemistry. Available in June 2005, 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.