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About The Green Chemistry Initiative at the University of Toronto

The Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) is a student-run organization based in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Toronto. We aim to provide green chemistry resources in order to promote sustainability in chemistry research and education.

Since the start of the GCI in September 2012, we have established ourselves as a reliable source of green chemistry information by hosting an ongoing Seminar Series, an annual Workshop or Symposium, and a weekly Trivia Challenge. Through these regular events, we cover a large variety of topics related to green chemistry and sustainability, which demonstrate applicability across all areas of chemistry and draw in audiences with diverse backgrounds.

We have a large group of members who are all passionate about promoting green chemistry. Everyone’s personal interests have also allowed us to branch out and grow our list of projects, including: undergraduate curriculum development, a video series on green chemistry, community outreach events, proper disposal of chemical waste, and energy reduction campaigns, among others in development. For a more complete description of each initiative, check out our list of current projects here.