Past Events

Science for Sustainable Development: Early-career Leaders Day
London, UK
2 December, 2016

NESSE has teamed up with Royal Society of Chemistry, British Council and UK Collaborative on Development Sciences to bring together early career scientists and professionals from across disciplines to share ideas, build connections with other young leaders and discuss how we can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Apply to attend here.


NESSE all members meeting
6-7pm UTC, 1 November, 2016

We’re holding our first meeting of the entire NESSE membership on Tuesday 1st November, 6-7pm UTC (Universal Coordinated Time). This will include a short talk from a leading thinker around science and technology for sustainability, hear about NESSE’s plans for the year, sign-up to join one of the NESSE teams or pitch your own projects for NESSE to support. We will send more details nearer the time, but if there is a project you would like to propose and lead, send a paragraph summarising it to Dr Jennie Dodson, Co-Executive Director, via email at jennie.dodson@sustainablescientists.org.


Join our next webinar on REVERSE PHOTOSYNTHESIS: a game changer in the industrial production of fuels and chemicals:

December 5 2016

18:00 Central European Time / 12:00 EST

With Dr David Cannella, Postdoc at the Faculty of Science of the Copenhagen University


ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
14-16 July, 2016
Portland, Oregon, USA
Meet NESSE Exec Team members and other early-career scientists at a social evening.


NESSE Group Event: Innovations in Chemistry towards Sustainable Urban Living Symposium

When? 11th -13th May 2016
Where? University of Toronto, St George Campus
Link to Register: Click here for tickets

Deadline to Register? 2nd May 2016

The Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) at the University of Toronto is proud to announce details of our 4th annual symposium, which will take place May 11-13, 2016, at the University of Toronto St. George campus.  The theme of this year’s symposium is “Innovations in Chemistry towards Sustainable Urban Living,” with topics including the scale-up process of chemistry innovations, agriculture and crop protection, and the chemistry of textiles.

The symposium is designed to connect graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows interested in Green Chemistry with current academic and industrial leaders to discuss future goals about environmental sustainability and greener chemical processes associated with urbanization and modern urban life. Make sure to take advantage of the Early Bird tickets by April 22, 2016! Tickets are selling fast and spots are limited. All registration closes on May 2, 2016. Please note that travel scholarships are now available for participants from outside the Toronto area! For full details, please visit http://bit.ly/greenchem2016.


Engaging the Community through Student-Lead Initiatives: Highlights and Opportunities
May 11, 2016, 11am-12pm EDT (5-6pm Central European Time)

A webinar discussion with Jennifer MacKellar (ACS Green Chemistry Institute), Cristiano Varrone (NESSE), and Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award winner University of Tennessee at Martin


“Making the transition towards a sustainable economy”
April 19 2016
12:00-13:00 US Eastern Time, 18:00-19:00 Central European Time

Free Webinar with Dr Piergiuseppe Morone, Full Professor of Economic Policy at Unitelma-Sapienza, University of Rome.


“Alternatives to GDP: Measuring wellbeing for a more sustainable future”
March 24 2016
4-5pm US Eastern Time, 9-10pm Central European Time

Free Webinar with Dr Ida Kubiszewsk, Senior Lecturer in Ecological Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy


Short Course: Ecological Economics for Scientists and Engineers (with Engineers for a Sustainable World)
February 18th – March 17th 2016, weekly web meetings on Thursdays
12:00-1:00 EDT, 17:00-18:00 GMT

Book online now. Cost $30, with 60% discount as a NESSE member.


Careers for Young Professionals in Green Chemistry: Breaking Bad Chemistry Habits
17th August 2015, 8:30 am to noon (EDT)
Boston, USA (at the 250th ACS National Conference)
Join this sumposium titled Careers for Young Professionals in Green Chemistry: Breaking Bad Chemistry Habits, is designed to attract and introduce young chemists to the field of green chemistry.  The program will present younger chemists with various career paths in academia, industry, government, and business that utilize green chemistry principles.


ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
14-16 July, 2015
Bethesda, MD, USA
Meet NESSE Exec Team members and other early-career scientists at a social evening on Tuesday 14th July, from 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm (or later!). We will be meeting at the Brio Tuscan Grille, which is a 15 min walk from the conference hotel. Please meet us in the conference lobby at 7:30 pm if you would like to walk over with the group.


Biorefinery for Food, Fuels, and Materials Young Scientists Workshop
2-9pm, 17th June, 2015
Montpellier, France
FREE


Early-career workshop: Building a bio-based economy for Europe
June 2, 2015, 09:30 – 18:00 (£25, including coffee, lunch, evening wine reception and all activities)
Department of Biology, University of York, Wentworth Way YO10 5DD, York, UK


Green Chemistry Applied in Industry Symposium
The Green Chemistry Initiative at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, an affiliated NESSE group, organised their second annual symposium in 2015 from May 13-15.


NESSE at the 2015 International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC)
May 3-7, 2015
(Activities throughout the week)
La Rochelle, France


Short Course: Ecological Economics for Scientists and Engineers
March 4th to April 8th 2015, weekly web meetings on Wednesdays
12:00-1:00 EDT, 16:00-17:00 GMT


Launch event: Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E)
June 17th-19th 2014, Bethseda, USA

NESSE’s launch event at the ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in 2014 was a great success including a from ‘Bench to Big Picture’ discussion, presentations at the main event and lots of socialising and networking amongst early-career attendees! Read more about the launch event itself  and see photos on our flickr feed.