International Perspectives on Green and Sustainable Chemistry Education via Systems Thinking

Glenn A. Hurst, J. Chris Slootweg, Alina M. Balu, Maria S. Climent-Bellido, Antonio Gomera, Paulette Gomez, Rafael Luque, Liliana Mammino, Rolando A. Spanevello, Kei Saito, Jorge G. Ibanez*

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Various international perspectives from selected regions where substantial work is being done on green and sustainable chemistry education emphasize a systems thinking framework. Common to most of the perspectives is the inclusion of more global paradigms involving economic, environmental, political, and social aspects as fundamental issues in the formerly merely technical and scientific discussions, as well as the development of laboratory experiences, training sessions, written materials, discussion meetings, and conferences. We include bird's eye views from Europe (the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York, United Kingdom; the University of Cordoba, Spain; and the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Latin America (the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, and the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico), Africa (the University of Venda, South Africa), and Australia (Monash University).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2794-2804
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Continuing Education
  • Curriculum
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Public
  • Green Chemistry
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Thinking


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