Canadian Green Chemistry Network

Welcome to CGCN

Canadian Green Chemistry Website

To get involved: contact us or see the list of individual members.

For a complete list of conferences pertaining to Green Chemistry, see Resources.

McGill Reporter

Jan. 12, 2011:
Green Chemistry Breakthrough named one of top discoveries of 2010: C-J Li, Audrey Moores, and collegues discover new nanotech catalyst.

Jan. 28, 2008: Sustainability Issue: McGill red tinged with green.

Nov. 23, 2006:
Green Chemistry: Better living through (green) chemistry, featuring C-J Li.


What is Green Chemistry?

Green chemistry protects the environment, not by cleaning up, but by inventing new chemistry and new chemical processes that do not pollute. Green chemistry emphasizes renewable starting materials for a bio-based economy. Click here to see the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry.

Who are we?

The Canadian chapter of The Green Chemistry Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote green chemistry to protect human health and the environment.

What's New?


16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
June 18-20, 2012, Washington, DC

Gordon Research Conferences, Green Chemistry
July 22-27, 2012, Lucca (Barga), Italy

CANADIAN GREEN CHEMISTRY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS to McGill University. Assistant professors of Chemistry, Tomislav Friscic and Jean-Philip Lumb joined McGill University this August. We're excited to welcome them to CGCN! For more information on lectures in the Chemistry Department at McGill, see

No available positions at this time.

Recognize outstanding scientific discoveries through a variety of ACS Green Chemistry Awards, deadlines vary.

Call for abstracts open for the Spring 2012 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, California.