American Chemical Society hosts sustainability forum at 239th National Meeting

March 16, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2010 -- The American Chemical Society (ACS) invites news media covering its 239th National Meeting to the Society's first sustainability forum on Tuesday, March 23, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Moscone Center's Esplanade Ballroom 301. The forum is intended to spark interest among chemical scientists and engineers to collaborate on sustainability projects and to help set the Society's long-term sustainability agenda.

The forum, organized by a coalition of key Society committees known as the Sustainability Stakeholders Steering Group (S3G), will feature lively discussion of a number of vital questions including:Individuals can become Sustainability Explorers and help sift through the rich national meeting content to identify ideas or projects that could be used to improve existing ACS activities or create new initiatives. S3G expects that projects identified in San Francisco will range in size -- from local to international -- and in scope -- from one-time activities to multiyear efforts. Participants, working together, will develop the strongest ideas and help make these proposals a reality.
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Anyone can submit ideas via the event Web site, www.acs.org/sustainability.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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