The interest of large numbers of students has catalysed the introduction of green chemistry into the education system at all levels from primary education to workplace training. These students are in a prime position to secure the future of the world we live in.
It is them who will become the next generation of scientists and will need to apply green chemistry principles as a general practice in their everyday work. It is, therefore essential that they are fully educated in this area.
As well as inclusion in school curriculums, undergraduate programs at Nottingham University, masters programs at York University and Monash (Australia), and Ph.D's at the University of Massachusetts, Boston specifically geared towards green chemistry have been established in recent years.
By complying with the demands of industry and students, scientists trained in the ways of cleaner chemistry are produced and encouraged to stay in the industry as they are working within their principles regarding the environment.