Welcome to the Consumers section of the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse.
Every day in the news we hear stories about air pollution that can exacerbate asthma, or baby bottles leaching chemicals of concern, or pollution making fish unsafe to eat. What we don’t hear about enough are the solutions — the innovations like Green Chemistry that can transform all of the stuff we use every day so that it is safe for people and the planet.
This section of the website provides information on Green Chemistry innovations for the general public – so you don’t need a chemical engineering degree to understand it – because public support and understanding are important to make sure we keep supporting Green Chemistry, teaching it in our schools, practicing it in our workplaces, supporting it by government policy, and funding it at all levels.
To learn more, visit our public web pages and sign up for our quarterly newsletter: CATALYST
- What is Green Chemistry: a short primer on Green Chemistry, with video
- Green Chemistry Stories: inspiring stories about how Green Chemistry is already making products safer and better, with a focus on Michigan-based companies and examples
- Public Resources and Links: get connected to the multitude of resources on Green Chemistry for a public audience
- CATALYST: Green Chemistry in Action: sign up for our quarterly newsletter that keeps you abreast of exciting things happening in the development of safer materials and Green Chemistry in Michigan and beyond
If you have any questions, content suggestions or innovative green chemistry products or ideas that people should know about, please let us know.