International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Magali Betta Ideas Activities
  • outreach program coordinator
    Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
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    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
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I work for Dow AgroSciences Industry Ltd.,which is part of Dow Chemical Company. My position is Community Outreach Program Coordinator. I am constantly in touch with our local community in order to address their problems and concerns. Every year we take some initiatives and develop small projects geared to addressing their general socio-economic needs.

The theme of International Year of Chemistry is extremely interesting to us at Dow, first of all because it has everything to do with our company's core values, that are, to develop sustainable solutions to improve lives.

We have adopted the International Year of Chemistry theme,"Chemistry.. Our Life, our Future" as means to get closer to the surrounding community in order to interest the general population in learning about Chemistry and how it is important in our day-to-day lives..

Needless to say, during the project we constantly emphasize the necessity of reducing negative impact on the environment and keeping our planet healthy. We must all do our part to help improve ecosystems on a global scale before it is too late. But be ever aware that the first steps must always be taken at the local level,

Magali Della Betta - Franco da Rocha-Brazil