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Please support Beyond Benign a great local non profit

We are interested in continuing to build a relationship with local businesses interested in supporting education locally.  As a small non-profit organization based in Wilmington, MA our mission is to provide future and current scientists, educators and citizens with the tools to teach and learn about green chemistry in order to create a sustainable future. Green chemistry is a pro-active approach to pollution prevention, which aims to change the nature of the chemistry we use and how we create products. Green chemistry is the science of designing materials and products in a more sustainable way that minimizes waste, maximizes efficiency, and relies on renewable resources.

Our work consists of K-12 and college outreach, curriculum development, and professional development for educators. We believe it is crucial to develop pipeline of opportunities for students to get excited and inspired to create solutions to environmental problems. It is our belief that green chemistry education is key to creating a sustainable future. Not only is it a field that offers enormous environmental benefits but also tremendous economic opportunities as well. 

On May 1, 2013 we will be hosting our first annual fundraising event: Greening the Classroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with our college green chemistry ambassadors, enjoy our science inspired art show as well as tour the state of the art Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. We are seeking donations for our silent auction. Your in-kind donation of merchandise or a gift certificate will help us to generate funds that will go directly to green chemistry education. 

Just $100 helps defer the cost of supplies for us to host a single classroom of students on a field trip. $500 covers the costs associated with traveling to a local high school and providing a several classrooms with a hands-on green chemistry lab experience. $1500 pays for one teacher to participate in a 3-day professional development workshop that will in turn expose hundreds of students to green chemistry over the course of only a few years. If you are interested in sponsoring a field trip, classroom visit or educator training course we can happily process that donation as well.

 

Thank you in advance for your consideration, we greatly appreciate your support.

 

Sincerely,

Kate R. Anderson

Director of Education

 

Beyond Benign is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization; Tax ID# 26-0791027 donations are tax-deductible.