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|Current (updated 6/1/2015)|
| 2015 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award Program Nomination Packet available
Nominations are open for the sixth annual Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Awards to be presented at the greenUp Conference in Ann Arbor on November 4
Deadline for oral presentations is July 1, 2015. Deadline for award nominations is July 17. For more information, click here.
|National Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Webinar|
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable as part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Fall Webinar Series - Alternative Products: Release Agents for Parts Manufacturing, Concrete Stamping and Asphalt Manufacture and Application
Date: Tuesday, September 9
Time: 2 PM ET
Dr. Katy Wolf will present the findings of IRTA’s alternatives product research project and provide a comparison of alternative release agents.
|2014 Green Chemistry Conference - San Francisco|
Promoted as a Green Chemistry conference developed by business for business
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Julia Morgan Ballroom of San Francisco
Merchants Exchange Building
465 California Street, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
|eco-chem: Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Exhibition and Congress|
Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland. EcoChem is the first large-scale, international, independent and scientifically-supported networking and business platform where the focus is on collaborative approaches and new solutions. The only end-to-end value chain event for Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that is shaped for the industry, by the industry.
Dates: November 11-13, 2014;
For more information: http://ecochemex.com/
|Pollution Prevention (P2) 101 Webinar Training by the National Pollution Prevention Rountable|
NPPR P2 101 Webinar Training
This course will provide an outline allowing your organization to pursue P2 action while increasing your long-term profits. The course will consist of three one-hour webinars.
Why should you take this training?
· Your organization will learn how to involve employees and management to participate in addressing pollution sources and contribute to developing P2 solutions.
· This training will demonstrate how P2 will support other green initiatives employed by your organization.
· P2 101 is ideal for engineers, scientist, technical assistance providers, environmental health and safety managers, plant managers, production personnel and regulators who are interested in learning about the foundations and applications of P2.
· Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2 PM ET
· Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2 PM ET
· Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2 PM ET
Costs: This three-part webinar training series will be offered for $500 for up to three participants from your organization. Upon completion of the webinar series, participants will receive a certificate for training.
**If you register for the course but are unavailable to participate in one or more of the webinars, the webinar recording will be made available for your use.
|GreenScreen® Introductory Workshop (Buffalo, NY)|
GreenScreen® Introductory Workshop, Buffalo, NY
June 4, 2014
Jacobs Executive Development Center at the University of Buffalo in New York.
This day-long training will be of particular interest to both business experts and experts in materials selection, product and process design, procurement, supply chain management, regulatory affairs, and environmental health and safety who seek to select safer chemicals for their products. This training is the last of a series of six offered through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Workshop costs are low because they are subsidized by a generous grant from US EPA. This workshop is excellent for those who want to understand how to use GreenScreen results and how to get started using the GreenScreen method. We have a fantastic teaching team that includes NSF International, ToxServices, SciVera Services, Oatey SCS, Clean Production Action, and WA Department of Ecology.
Join the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program in 2014 at no cost! The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable invites companies to join the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP). This voluntary initiative aims to motivate, challenge, and assist businesses in reducing their use of chemicals of concern to human health and the environment. The SCCP will also recognize and reward companies for finding safer alternatives to the hazardous chemicals they currently use. Questions can be directed to email@example.com or Cindy McComas at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how to become a member of the Safer Chemistry Challenge program visit: http://www.p2.org/challenge
|2014 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Awards|
Nominations are CLOSED for the 2014 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Awards. Entries are due by July 18, 2014.
To learn more and to obtain a copy of the nomination package, please visit here.
|ACS Green Chemistry Institute Business Plan Competition: 2014|
As part of the 2014 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) in the Washington DC area, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is holding the only business plan competition exclusively devoted to green and sustainable chemistry and engineering.
Early stage, pre-revenue companies are encouraged to apply with a short Executive Summary of their green business idea. Part of the competition will include real-world, expert mentoring on business plan development for participating entrepreneurs.
Semi-finalists will attend the GC&E conference for the final judging, networking, and panels with experienced entrepreneurs, venture capital, and IP specialists. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.
CLOSED Application deadline is April 25, 2014. For application and competition details, please visit the GC&E Business Plan Competition webpage.
|2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education: Empowering Chemical Educators for a Greener Tomorrow|
August 3-7, 2014
Hosted by Grand Valley State University
This conference highlighted efforts in bringing sustainable chemistry to the classroom via special symposia and workshops.
· Learn about research proven practices in teaching and learning chemistry
· Find new and innovative activities or labs to recharge your classes
· Network with other chemistry educators from across the country and around the world
Plenary Speakers include:
John Warner is scheduled to speak on Sunday, August 3, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Visit the conference website for more information.
|2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success|
April 1-2, 2014
Wyndam Cleveland at Playhouse Square
1260 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio
The purpose of this conference is to show how innovations in green chemistry drive advances in business, academia, policy, and human health protection in the Great Lakes region, and how integration and collaboration of these areas are crucial for success. The conference will include keynotes, plenary sessions, panel sessions, breakout sessions and a poster networking exchange.
- John Warner (Warner-Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry)
- Julie Zimmerman (Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering at Yale)
- Dennis McGavis (Director - Global Sustainability, Goodyear Tire & Rubber)
For more information and to register, visit the conference website.
- Conference Flier (PDF)
Student Poster Session
A poster networking exchange session will be offered to enable interactive discussions for research and implementation strategies related to green chemistry. Posters are invited from anyone involved in research, safer formulations, new product development and implementation, decision-making tools, or technical assistance. Ideally, posters will make a connection between green chemistry expertise and business needs in product development in safer chemistry. Student involvement is encouraged and entries from students are welcome.
- Student Poster Session Flier (PDF)
There are also two other events associated with the 2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference:
- March 31, 2014: Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable Half-Day Meeting
- April 3, 2014: GreenScreen™Training Workshop (see below for more information)
NOTE: All three events will be hosted at the same venue, but each requires separate registration.
|GreenScreenTM Training Workshop (Ohio)|
April 1-2, 2014
Wyndam Cleveland at Playhouse Square
A one-day training on the hazard assessment tool, GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
This workshop is scheduled for the day after the 2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference (see above),at the same location as the conference. However, note that separate registration is required.
|61st Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Annual Conference: Bridges to the Next Generation|
March 6-8, 2014; Lansing, Michigan
For more information and to register, please visit www.msta-mich.org
|18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E): Advancing Chemistry, Innovating for Sustainability|
June 17-19, 2014
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Hosted by tjhe ACS Green Chemistry Institute®.
Call for Papers: CLOSED = February 28, 2014. Submit abstracts via the American Chemical Society website.
- For track themes and more information, please visit the main conference webpage.
- For details on Booth space in the Green Expo and conference sponsorships, see the conference sponsorship brochure.
|ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy|
- No cost
- Application due date: March 21, 2014
- For more information, please visit the program webpage
|5th Annual IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry|
17-21 August 2014
Elangeni, Durban, Republic of South Africa
Registration is CLOSED.
For more info visit: www.saci.co.za/greenchem2014/
Hosted by the South African Chemical Institute, “the main objective of the conference is to emphasise the importance of green chemistry for sustainable development, and to promote novel research and novel collaborations, by bringing together experts and interested parties from all over the world and from diverse bodies – from the academia to the industry and to governments. The conference will be a multidisciplinary event considering all the major areas of green chemistry, including green synthesis processes, catalysis, environmentally benign solvents, energy storage, biofuels, green chemistry education, policies, and many other interesting topics. Interfaces with other sciences and other research areas will be actively encouraged. Special attention will also be given to the roles of green chemistry in fast-growing economies and to the promotion of green chemistry in the African continent.” (Source: Conference website).
- 10 February 2014 Registration and Abstract submission opens
- 30 April 2014 Deadline for Submission of Abstracts and Preliminary Registration Form
- 15 May 2014 Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts
- 31 May 2014 Deadline for Early Bird Registration
- 30 June 2014 Last day for Registrations
South African Chemical Institute
Tel: +27 031 260 8756
Fax: +27 031 260 309
|Michigan Green Labs Initiative Workshop: Transferring Green Labs Best Practices|
July 31, 2013; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; 9:00am to 2:00pm
The Michigan Green Labs Initiative (MGLI) is a project of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in partnership with the University of Michigan and supported by a U.S. EPA grant.
|2013 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Awards Program|
CLOSED: Nominations for the 2013 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Program. Entries must be sent by no later than July 19, 2013. The nomination package also contains information on the Student Poster Competition, to be held during the 2013 Michigan Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.
|6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (Nottingham, UK)|
August 4-7, 2013 Nottingham University United Kingdom For more information, please visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/GSC-6
|2013 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference (greenUp 2013): Designing a Sustainable Michigan|
Save the date: October 23-24, 2013
Call for Presentations and Abstracts: CLOSED
Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center, Pew Campus
- October 23 - 101 Workshop and Reception
- October 24 - Annual Conference and Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award Ceremony
For more information, please visit the conference website.
|National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR): 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP)|
The Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP) is a voluntary chemical reduction program of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable designed to motivate, challenge and recognize participating facilities. [More information]
New Journal: American Chemical Society announced on May 2, 2012 its introduction of a new journal, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, with the first issue to be published in January 2013. The journal scope will emphasize five focal areas of research: (i) life-cycle assessment, (ii) green chemistry, (iii) waste as resources, (iv) alternative energy, and (v) green innovative manufacturing. [More information]
|BIFMA Chemicals of Concern Summit|
The Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) is hosting the BIFMA Chemicals of Concern Summit in Ann Arbor (Michigan) from April 29-30, 2013. Please see the attached flyer for more information. The Summit will help define the future chemical strategy for the office furniture industry by: • Examining trends in chemical regulation, assessment, and disclosure/transparency that could inform an update of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. • Exploring the possibility of creating an industry chemicals and materials database to ease reporting and compliance for the supply chain and manufacturers. For more information:
- Event Flyer (PDF)
|2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge|
The 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge is now OPEN for nominations. The due date for nominations is APRIL 30, 2013. To learn more about the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge and to download a copy of the nomination package, please visit the website of the US EPA Green Chemistry Program.
|17th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference: Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering in the 21st Century|
June 18-20, 2013 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center North Bethesda, Maryland Presented by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute. Advance registration closes on April 30, 2013. Regular registration starts on May 1, 2013. To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit the conference website. In addition to multiple technical sessions and opportunities to network, the conference will feature:
- Daily keynote speakers
- The Green Chemistry & Engineering Careers Workshop (June 19, 2013)
- The Green Chemistry & Engineering Business Plan Workshop (June 19, 2013)
- The Green Chemistry & Engineering Student Workshop (June 17, 2013)
- The Green Expo
|2013 Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC® 2013) – “The Lasted Need to Know: From Recycling to Sustainability of Plastics”|
March 20-22 The Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans LA Organized by the Society of Plastic Engineers - Plastics Environmental Division , this conference focus on recycling, reclamation and bioplastics. Plenary Speakers:
- John Bradburn from GM on GM’s zero landfill initiatives and progress
- Dr. Kelvin Okamoto from Cereplast on the FTC’s Green Guidelines
- Dr. Oliver Peoples from Metabolix on the global state of bio-based plastics
- Dr. Pat Smith from Michigan Molecular Institute on trends in bio-based chemicals
The GPEC 2013 Newsletter, Technical Program, agenda, and schedule can be downloaded here: Solicitations are now open for papers for the GPEC 2013. For more information, contact: Adrian Merrington, Ph.D. SPE Environmental Division Technical Chair Michigan Molecular Institute Phone: 989-832-5555 E638 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|2nd GC3 National Summit for Retailers|
May 7, 2013 New York City For more information, click here.
|8th Annual Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) Innovators Roundtable|
May 8-10, 2013 New Brunswick, NJ Hosted by Johnson & Johnson For more information, click here.
|44th Annual Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS): Building Blocks for a Sustainable World|
Green Chemistry Session at the 44th Annual Central Regional ACS Meeting: Open for Abstract Submissions Abstracts are now being accepted for a Green Chemistry session at the 44th Annual Central Regional ACS Meeting being held at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI on May 15-17. Abstracts are currently being accepted for oral and poster presentations online at http://abstracts.acs.org. The deadline for abstract submission is March 20, 2013. Please contact Julie Manley, juliemanley@GuidingGreen.com, with any questions. For more information on the meeting, please visit: http://2013cerm.sites.acs.org/
|2013 Sustainable Chemistry Summit: Mapping the Journey from Lab to Market|
June 5-7, 2013 Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec
Organized and hosted by GreenCentre Canada For more information and to register, please click here.
|GreenScreen Training (Minneaopilis)|
January 24, 2013 University of Minnesota Humphrey School, Room 180 301 -19th Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States The upcoming GreenScreen training will be held in Minneapolis in conjunction with the Minnesota Green Chemistry Conference 2013 Beakers to Business Plans (see below). This in-depth, experiential training will provide an interactive, hands-on introduction to the GreenScreenTM for Safer Chemicals, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting alternatives. This training session will place an emphasis in the afternoon on applying the GreenScreen to polymeric materials. We will also present updates on the GreenScreen program, including the Certified Assessor Program and validation. To register, please visit: http://greenscreen.brownpapertickets.com/ For more information, please contact: email@example.com
|Minnesota Green Chemistry Conference 2013: Beakers to Business Plans|
January 25, 2013 8:00AM to 4:30PM University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management 321 19th Ave. S. Minneapolis Minnesota 55455 United States The Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum presents their third annual green chemistry conference, Minnesota Green Chemistry 2013: Beakers to Business Plans. This day-long conference will feature keynotes, panels and break-out sessions highlighting what it takes to bring green chemistry into the marketplace. Morning sessions will focus on research, technology, work force and labor issues and academic partnerships. The focus of the afternoon will be business success stories and the “nuts and bolts” of implementing green chemistry for both start-ups and established companies. Keynote addresses:
- Dr. Paul Anastas (Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering)
- Jim Hobbs (Vice President of Business Development, BioAmber Inc)
Dr. Paul Anastas of Yale University, one of the “fathers of green chemistry,” will present one of the keynotes. To view the agenda and to register, please click here.
NEW TOOL: BlueGreen Alliance has launched a new, free tool that is designed by workers for workers to make it easier to learn about chemicals: ChemHAT (Chemical Hazards and Alternatives Toolbox). With ChemHAT’s searchable database, one can easily read about the scientific findings on the short and long-term health effects of over 10,000 commonly used chemicals. The ChemHAT is available at: www.chemhat.org BlueGreen Alliance held a webinar entitled “Trying ChemHAT on” to walk people through the ChemHAT database on Tuesday, 25 September 2012. A copy of the webinar Powerpoint presentation and audio file can be found here. BlueGreen Alliance is seeking input from all interested stakeholders on how to make ChemHAT a continuously improving resource.
|Beyond Benign: Online GREEN CHEMISTRY Course - Professional Development for High School Teachers|
For more information on the online course and to register, please visit Beyond Benign, here.
- Course flyer (PDF)
|1st Annual Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Catching the Wave – Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region|
|Free Webinar Broadcasts of the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference (November 13-14, 2012): Register for keynote addresses and panel sessions of your choice here.|
November 13-14, 2012 Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
The Conference Agenda, Registration and other information can be found on the conference webiste, here. NOTE: The conference will be followed by a training session on the GreenScreenTM for Safer Chemicals, hosted by Clean Production Action on November 15, 2012 at the same location. More information on this training and an opportunity to register (space is limited) can found in the links provided above for the conference.
|Washington State Department of Ecology & Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse: Alternatives Assessment Guidance Document|
Webinar: November 28, 2012 “Assessing the Safety of Chemical Alternatives-PART II”: Webinar hosted by Washington Department of Ecology; November 28, 2012; 2-3PM ET
The Washington State Department of Ecology is pleased to announce their second webinar on the Alternatives Assessment guidance document. The webinar will be held on November 28, 2012 at 2pm EST/11am PST. Please find below the details of this event and how to register. Eight member states (CA, CT, MA, MI, MN, NY, OR and WA) of the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse will be discussing progress on their Alternatives Assessment Guidance Document. This webinar is a follow-up to the webinar conducted on August 15th. We will discuss progress since the previous webinar and new module outlines completed or in draft. The draft Decision Module will be highlighted as it will define which modules, in what order and to what degree, are recommended for an alternatives assessment. If you are interested in participating in this webinar, please register here.
|2012 Michigan Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Driving Sustainable Manufacturing|
October 26, 2012; Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Event is CLOSED. For more information (including Sponsor Information, Call for Presentations, Speaker Forms, and Poster Forms), please visit: www.michigan.gov/greenup
|greenUp 2012 Pre-Conference Workshop: Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering 101 Workshop|
October 25, 2012 EDC Auditorium, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
- Program Brochure (PDF)
Event is CLOSED
|New England Green Chemistry Initative|
New England Green Chemistry Showcase: 2012 Year in Review Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England Office 5 Post Office Square Boston, Massachusetts
- Click here for agenda and opportunity to register for the event
- To attend the event virtually by webinar, register here.
Event is CLOSED
|West Michigan Corporate Social Responsibility Conference: Developing an Impact|
Spotlight on Sustainability: Furniture; July 25, 2012; MSU Bioeconomy Institute, Holland, Michigan [Click here to register]
Free Virtual Session at the 16th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference: The ACS Green Chemistry Institute hosted its first virtual Global Session streamed live from the conference in Washington DC on Wednesday June 20th, starting at 9:30 AM EDT. The Global Session, "Advancing Green Chemistry - The Role of Government, Business, and Academia" was oderated by ACS Executive Director and CEO Madeleine Jacobs. The panelists included: • National Science Foundation (NSF), Director for Division of Chemistry, Dr. Matthew Platz • Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Deputy Directory for Commercialization Dr. Cheryl Martin • Novozymes, North American President, Mr. Adam Monroe The audio-visual recording of this virtual session can now be viewed at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® YouTube Channel. [PDF of more information]
Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Roundtable organized by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences; June 12, 2012 at the NCMS Headquarters, Ann Arbor MI. Speaker presentations are now available online. (More information)
The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS-GCI) is running a Business Plan Competition in conjunction with the 16th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference.
- The submission date has been extended to 5PM EST on April 30, 2012
- Focus areas include: Renewable Products, Chemical Building Blocks, Clean Energy, Catalysis/Biocatalyis, Pharmaceuticals, Sustainable Construction Materials
- The two top winners will be selected during the 16th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Washington DC from June 18-20, 2012
- For more information on this competition, visit www.GCandE.org
GreenScreenTM for Safer Chemicals Training session at NSF International ( Ann Arbor, Michigan) on May 8, 2012
- Flyer (PDF)
7th Annual Green Chemistry & Commerce Council Innovator’s Roundtable May 9-11, 2012; hosted by NSF International in Ann Arbor, Michigan (More information)
Stacy Malkan, author of “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
When: Wednesday, March 21 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Where: Wege Center Ballroom, Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Road, SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (Map PDF) Join us for lunch to interact with Ms. Stacy Malkan, author of Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Explore with Ms. Malkan the toxic side of many personal care products. Learn how the industry is making them safer as well as what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Tickets: $50 Proceeds from this event will benefit the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center and the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College. Register on-line at aquinas.edu/womenscenter by March 11, 2012 or call the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center at (616) 632-2974.