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 stay tuned 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. 

  • Announcements

    2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference. The Conference was a success! PDFs and video recordings of presentations will be available shortly . Stay in touch here.

    The Michigan Green Labs Initiative Workshop has been formally launched. Learn more about the Initiative here.

  • Upcoming Webinars

    April 23, 2014: Eco-Certifications: Considerations for the Institutional and Industrial Markets” by Lynne Olsen (Senior Program Leader, Sustainability InitiativesEcolab)

    May 14, 2014: "Green Chemistry Education: Not Just for Chemists Anymore" by Julie A. Haack, PhD (Coordinator - Green Product Design Network; Assistant Department Head and Senior Instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon)

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    March 12, 2014Utility of the Greenscreen® for Safer Chemicals for nanoscale hazard assessment: nanosilver case study by Jennifer Sass, PhD (Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University (SEIU Local 500)) [Report]

    Part 1PDF and video recording of the webinar presentation by Jennifer Sass are now available.

    February 12, 2014: "Sustainable at the Source: Sustainability Concerns and Opportunities for Biopolymer Feedstocks" by Jim Kleinschmit (Director, Climate and Energy Initiatives; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)

    Part 1 PDF and video recording of the webinar presentation by Jim Kleinschmit are now available.

    January 8, 2014: "New Opportunities For Green Chemistry In The Building Products Industry" by Bill Walsh (Executive Director, Healthy Building Network)

    Part 1 PDF and video recording of the webinar presentation by Bill Walsh are now available.

    December 11, 2013: "Building the chemical dimension of a sustainable civilization" by Terrence J. Collins (Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry; Director, Institute for Green ScienceCarnegie Mellon University)

    PDFs (Part 1Part 1, Part 2 Part 2) and video recording of the webinar presentation by Terry Collins are now available.

    November 2013"The Green Chemistry Checklist: A Guide for Businessby the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable. Presented by Roundtable Members - Rich Helling, PhD (Dow Chemical) and Tracey Easthope (Ecology Center).

     PDF and video recording of the webinar presentation by Rich Helling and Tracey Easthope are now available.

    October 31, 2013"Transgenerational Inheritance of Prenatal Obesogen Exposure" by Bruce Blumberg, PhD. (Professor, Department of Developmental and Cell Biology & Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California)

     PDF and video recording of the presentation by Bruce Blumberg are now available.

    September 19, 2013: "Sustainable Biomaterials:  Criteria, Benefits, Challenges & Market-Based Tools" by Brenda Platt (Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance; Co-Chair, Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative - a project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance)

     PDF and video recording of the presentation by Brend Platt are now available.

    August 14, 2013: "How Our Perceptions of Green Chemistry Will Drive Implementation" by Lynn Leger (Director, ALCERECO)

     PDF and video recording of the presentation by Lynn Leger are now available.

    July 24, 2013"Cradle to Cradle Certification - What it is today and how it inspires companies to create safe and healthy products and processes" by Stacy Glass (Executive in Residence, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Center)

     PDF and video recording of the presentation by Stacy Glass are now available.

    June 12, 2013:  "Chemical Policy Reform as a Driver for Green Chemistry" by Mike Belliveau (President & CEO, Environmental Health Strategy Center; Senior Advisor, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families)

     PDF and video recording of the presentation by Mike Belliveau are now available.

    May 8, 2013“BizNGO Guide to Safer Chemicals” by Mark Rossi (Co-Director, Clean Production Action; C0-Chair, The BizNGO Working Group)

     PDF and video recording of the presentation by Mark Rossi is now available.

    April 23, 2013: "The Need for Toxicology in Chemistry Education: The Making of a Green Chemist". Panel: Richard Rediske (Annis Water Research Institute), Carol Henry (George Washington University) and Pamela Spencer (Dow Chemical)

    PDFs and video recording of the presentations are now available.

     Dr. Richard R. Rediske

     Dr. Carol J. Henry

     Dr. Pam Spencer

    For a full list of past and future Webinars, please click here. PDFs and video recordings of past webinars are available too.

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