“What’s So Scary About Chemistry? A Halloween Talk” takes place on Thursday, Oct 31, at 6:30 pm, at the Actual Cafe. Some people think there are just too many chemicals in our lives. But there is an alternative to what most of us think of as traditional chemistry and it’s called green chemistry. The goal of green chemistry is to minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances while still creating necessary and effective products – like dish soap. Join former Berkeley Lab materials scientist Marty Mulvihill, Director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, as he explains the philosophy and practice of green chemistry and how it can have a huge and positive impact on the world in which we live.