Green Chemistry Amplification

Thank you for helping share the Green Chemistry challenge statement throughout your networks. Below are some different options to help LAUNCH amplify this opportunity with green chemistry innovators across the globe.


Official Email Announcement

This is the link of the official LAUNCH e-newsletter announcing the challenge statement on June 18th. The link includes all pertinent information about the challenge and application criteria.


Official Green Chemistry Link at

This is the official Green Chemistry challenge statement page at This page includes all relevant information about how to submit an innovation.


Social Media

We have two options for you to easily share the Green Chemistry challenge statement with your social media networks:

A. Thunderclap

Want to “donate” a TWEET to your followers about the Green Chemistry challenge statement? By choosing this option, you don’t have to worry about copying or pasting anything into your social media channels. You just click here and donate one tweet on our behalf. It’s like putting a thousand tweets into one hose, and then we will turn the hose to send those thousand tweets on at the end of August when there’s 30 days left in the submission process.

You can embed the LAUNCH Thunderclap widget (shown above) on your website by adding the following code to your site: <iframe frameborder='0' height='540px' src='' width='250px'></iframe>

B. Sample Social Media Language

@NASA, Nike, USAID and the US State Department are seeking innovations in #greenchemistry. Are you ready to change the world with #launch2020? Check out to submit your #innovation

Use the buttons below to post the message on your social media sites: 

Image for your website

If you would like to place an image on your website that directs users to, please download the official LAUNCH logo here and direct the hyper link to


PDF of Postcard

If you would like to print postcards or have a more visual and detail-oriented document, feel free to download this PDF and share with your colleagues and friends.


Blog and Newsletter copy

If you would like to add a paragraph or two about LAUNCH and the Green Chemistry challenge to your e-newsletter or blog, feel free to use this language below. If you are looking for something more specific for your audience, please contact us directly at

At LAUNCH, we see a future where the making of things has a positive impact on human prosperity and planetary sustainability. With their current SYSTEM CHALLENGE: Green Chemistry, LAUNCH seeks innovations that leverage or advance green chemistry to transform the system of materials and manufacturing to one that advances global economic growth, drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet’s resources. The current green chemistry challenge will run from June 18, 2014 until September 24, 2014.

Up to ten innovators will be selected to attend the LAUNCH Forum in early 2015, where winners will present to leaders from business, government, academia, science and the NGO community.  At the Forum the LAUNCH team will facilitate targeted sessions between innovators and relevant subject matter experts who can provide guidance on how best to develop your innovation.  Additionally, you will become part of the LAUNCH Network, a growing community of the most disruptive thinkers on the planet.

LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world.  LAUNCH aims to move beyond incremental change and make an impact at a system-wide level.  Currently, LAUNCH is focused on positively transforming the system of materials and manufacturing, which can have dramatic social, environmental and economic impacts on the world.  In order to harness the innovation needed to advance this system, LAUNCH has issued a series of global challenges to address key barriers. The current green chemistry cycle presents an opportunity to elevate and support innovators working on a crucial component of the sustainable materials and manufacturing system.