class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-6037″ title=”warner-students-molecules-to-movements” src=”https://www.psr-la.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/warner-students-molecules-to-movements-300×213.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”213″ />PSR-LA’s recent day- long symposium “From Molecules to Movements: Building the New Green Economy from the Ground Up” provided a forum for exploring green chemistry, education, and economic development. Participants included more than 150 high school students from South Los Angeles, and representatives from over 30 community-based organizations and businesses. Keynote speaker John Warner, PhD, encouraged the students and others to explore careers in science and health care, especially those that can help revitalize communities.
“Our goal is to spark creative, interdisciplinary thinking that leads us toward healthy and vibrant communities,” explains PSR-LA Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello. “This event was part of our ongoing effort to promote cradle-tocradle thinking. By fostering relationships among different stakeholders, we can promote green chemistry and the development of green manufacturing that reduces the pollution.”