chapter 1. Catalysts and sustainability / Thomas P. Umile -- chapter 2. Transition metal catalysis for organic synthesis / Jeremy R. Andreatta and Meghna Dilip -- chapter 3. Application of organocatalysis in sustainable synthesis / Craig Jamieson and Allan J. B. Watson -- chapter 4. Learning from biology : biomimetic catalysis / Thomas P. Umile and Ryan S. Buzdygon -- chapter 5. Biocatalytic solutions for green chemistry / Erika M. Milczek and Birgit Kosjek -- chapter 6. Montmorillonite clays as heterogeneous catalysts for organic reactions / Matthew R. Dintzner -- chapter 7. Harnessing solar energy : transition metal catalysts for the water oxidation process / Margaret H. Roeder, Bryan C. Eigenbrodt, and Jared J. Paul -- chapter 8. Life cycle thinking informs catalysis choice and green chemistry / Philip Nuss.