Green Chemistry of Excellene (GCCE) graduate students Anna Zhenova and Alisa Doroshenko have won the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale's ‘Tell a Story About Green Chemistry’ video competition by creating a video showcasing the diverse work conducted in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE). The award, presented by Paul Anastas, partially funded Anna to attend the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) in June 2018 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
The competition is part of the bigger Yale-UNIDO initiative, which aims to increase the general global awareness and capacities on deployable Green Chemistry approaches for the design of products and processes that advance global environmental benefits throughout their life cycles. The competition was designed to engage green chemistry community and create opportunity to build educational materials that can be used in university curriculum and in workshops around the world. Students were asked to explain how chemists use green chemistry to solve sustainability challenges. The winning video can be viewed below.