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Top 12 Things the GCI Accomplished in 2014

By Melanie Mastronardi, Secretary for the GCI

As the year comes to a close, I thought I would take this opportunity to recount some of the amazing things the GCI has accomplished over the last year. 744 more words

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Green Chemistry Principle #4: Designing Safer Chemicals

By Laura Reyes, Co-Chair for the GCI

The 4th principle of green chemistry, Designing Safer Chemicals, states that “chemical products should be designed to carry out their desired function, while minimizing their toxicity.” To many of you, the very concept of safe chemicals sounds like a paradox, and you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that. 483 more words

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Green Chemistry Principle #1: Prevention

By Melanie Mastronardi, Secretary for the GCI

The first principle of green chemistry states that “it is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it has been created”. 623 more words

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Inspiring Scientists Seminar Series - speaker: Dr Cinthia Mena-Duran

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/729714020450208/

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We have a brilliant speaker for our end-of-year event! She’s going to leave York soon and we believe her story deserves spreading! 174 more words

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Chemical Waste FAQs

By Peter Mirtchev, Member-at-Large for the GCI and Laura Reyes, Co-Chair for the GCI

All chemists create chemical waste, it’s simply part of our job. Recently, we started a… 837 more words

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Waste Awareness Campaign

By Karl Demmans, Workshop Coordinator for the GCI

Welcome back to the GCI’s monthly updates about our recent endeavors and findings in green research! Today I’d like to discuss the efforts put forth by various faculty and graduate students over the past eight months to collect and distribute data about the amount of waste produced in the Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, the main building for the… 338 more words

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