of Chemistry in the Universities of Patras, Thessaloniki,
Ioannina and Athens,
with decisions of their General Assemblies, were adopted Green Chemistry and
were established Green Chemistry Groups respectively.
Association of Greek Chemist after decision of its Assembly of
Representatives and core the above Green Chemistry Groups was launched the
Hellenic Green Chemistry Network (HGCN) based in the Department of Chemistry
at the University of Patras and with Coordinator Professor of Organic Chemistry
main aim of Hellenic Green Chemistry Network (HGCN) is to promote Green
Chemistry in Education, Research, Industry and Society.
- The Academic Community has to
adopt Green Chemistry and Green Chemical Technology and their philosophy
to be infused in Education and Research. The chemists of the future have
to grow up in an environment where the Principles of Green Chemistry
will be the tools for the design of their research. This requires the
green chemistry methodologies, techniques and principles to be taught in
- The Industry has to adopt
Green Chemistry because, it will not be only beneficial for the society
and the environment, will make companies competitive and provide costs
benefits for industry.
- The Society has to be
persuaded that Green Chemistry is a basic factor for Sustainable
aims of the HGCN will be achieved by:
- Providing educational
material to Schools and Universities.
- Organizing conferences,
seminars and training courses.
- Establishing a database on
Green Chemistry for Greece (Education, Research, Industry).
- Collaboration with University
Departments, governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
Research Centers, Industry and any other organization that promotes
Green Chemistry, Green Chemical Technology and Sustainable Development.
- Issuing of a Newsletter.