Join Dr. Paul Anastas, the person credited with establishing the field of green chemistry, on Wednesday, May 8th from 7:30-9:00 PM at Town Hall.
Green chemistry is a pro-active approach to pollution prevention that focuses on creating alternative, safe technologies. It uses and produces chemicals and chemical processes that reduce waste products, have nontoxic components, and improve efficiency reducing or eliminating negative human and environmental impacts. Dr. Ananstas will describe the principals of green chemistry, provide examples of real-world applications and share his vision of promoting green chemistry for the next generation.
Dr Anastas’ visit to Seattle is sponsored by the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, which is working to build capacity for researching, teaching, and implementing principles of green chemistry in Washington state. Presented by Town Hall as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, in partnership with UW DEOHS, Sustainable Path Foundation, and WA Toxics Coalition.
Tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm.