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Chemistry Is Changing Colors: NHC3UA Cooperative Sponsors Green Chemistry Workshop

August 20, 2008

On August 22, chemistry teachers and professors in New Hampshire will learn how to reduce and manage hazardous chemicals in their laboratories by participating in the green chemistry workshop at UNH from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kingsbury, S145.

For many schools the cost, liability, and inherent risk of maintaining a chemical stockroom is significant. In many cases, chemicals are purchased that are not used, or partially used, and certain chemicals become unstable and dangerous with age. Once thought of as a novelty, many schools have made the transition to a “traditional-to-green” chemistry curriculum with little compromise and many accrued benefits.  Green chemistry is a viable, well proven approach in chemical education that reduces cost, liability, and risk.

The New Hampshire College and University Compliance Assistance Cooperative Program (NHC3UA) is a cooperative co-founded by UNH and Dartmouth College to help New Hampshire schools reach their environmental health and safety goals. The green chemistry workshop is one of the many ways NHC3UA promotes a safer environment in higher education and secondary schools. The workshop is free for NHC3UA members, chemistry teachers and professors, and related disciplines. Space is limited. To register, or for more information, contact Joyce Massicotte at Joyce.Massicotte@unh.edu.

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