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Welcome to the home of the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse, a project hosted by the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College through grant funding provided by the State of Michigan.

The overall goal of the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse is to accelerate green chemistry awareness, innovation and investment in the State of Michigan by creating and enabling a community of green chemistry advocates that are connected and informed. The Clearinghouse aims to be a dynamic and interactive on-line source of information, resources, databases, learning opportunities and interactive tools for citizens, business and industry professionals, educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and others.

Please consider joining our community. Bookmark this site and check back often for further developments. To receive updates by email, please send your name, affiliation and contact information to: migreenchemistry@gmail.com

To read more about the Project Partners, visit the About Us page.

  • Video broadcast by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the 2013 Michigan Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Awards Ceremony.

  • Calendar of Events

    For more upcoming green chemistry events, please click on the calendar icon to see the Clearinghouse Calendar

  • Discussion Forums

    Do you have something to say? Do you want to converse with 
    other Clearinghouse members? Click on the icon to visit the
    Discussion Forum page and get involved.

  • Maps

    Click on the Maps icon to see the geographic locations individuals and organizations championing green chemistry in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.

  • Polls & Surveys

    Help us to continually improve the Clearinghouse. Click on the icon to to see if there are any active Polls or Surveys currently open and provide your input. 

  • Upcoming Webinars

    Watch this space for the Registration Button to register for a webinar directly from this page. Registration is FREE, but space is limited to the first 100 attendees, on the day of the event.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    3pm Eastern, 2pm Central 

     register button

    “Toward Sustainable Manufacturing:
    Benign Emissions, Closing the Loop, and the role of Green Chemistry”

    James Hobbes, Director of Research
    Mikhail David, Director of Restorative Enterprise
    INTERFACE, INC

    INTERFACE is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet.
    Mikhail is responsible for building partnerships that shift the marketplace toward sustainability and for fulfilling founder Ray Anderson’s vision to make the INTERFACE the world’s first sustainable and restorative enterprise. He leads Interface’s product ingredient transparency efforts and is editor of the Radical Industrialists column at GreenBiz.com. He is a member of the US Green Building Council’s Technical Advisory Group on Materials and Resources, Co-Chair of the BizNGO Materials Working Group and a member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative’s Manufacturer Advisory Panel Core Committee.


    James Hobbs is Director of Research with INTERFACE's R&D group. Hobbs holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and a Masters in Textile Chemistry from NC State. He holds 4 patents with Interface and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

    Webinars Coming in 2014:

  • Announcements

     2014 Michigan Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

    Save The Date: November 12, 2014; Michigan State University, East Lansing

     Call for Presentations now OPEN! 

    Submission deadline for oral presentations is July 11, 2014. (CLOSED)

    Submission deadline for poster presentations is October 8, 2014.