2002 the New England Green Chemistry Consortium (NEGCC) was established
to build strategic partnerships and alliances in the New England area
among the six land-grant universities, small and large businesses and
state and federal government. The mission of
the NEGCC is to educate, discover, develop, apply, and promote green chemistry
in all its forms and thereby reduce the intrinsic hazards of the Chemical
Enterprise. The NEGCC has a common goal of pursuing innovative research
to examine, utilize and further develop the principles of green chemistry
and better enable the competitiveness and productivity of industry. A
further objective is to promote green chemistry through education and
outreach. The NEGCC hopes to:
· Expand the relationship between area Universities and State and Federal Government to help identify potential mechanisms for accelerating the adoption of Green Chemistry technologies and help to remove potential barriers.
· Seek to incorporate Green Chemistry Principles into the education of current and future chemists and engineers, and demonstrate to the community that Chemistry must be a part of the solution.