Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry

4th Annual Public Lecture on Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: from clean materials to business success!

Dr. Amy Cannon – Executive Director, Beyond Benign Foundation and recipient of the world’s first PhD in Green Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts

"Green Chemistry and Biomimicry: Towards More Sustainable Products through Inspiration from Nature and Innovation in the Laboratory"

The combination of green chemistry and biomimicry provides a platform for innovative problem solving by deriving inspiration from the natural world (biomimicry) and creating products in a sustainable manner (green chemistry). This talk will highlight several examples of how these two fields complement each other to create new, innovative green chemistry technological solutions to global problems. Photo of Dr. Cannon from: Beyond Benign

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Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area as companies grapple with increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Amy Cannon shared her knowledge and insight on the innovative potential green chemistry holds in guiding product design and business decisions.


This event, held on January 22nd, 2016 was possible through a partnership between:
The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), McGill department of Chemistry (NSERC CREATE), and the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED)