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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. 

  • 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.

    Submission deadline for poster presentations is October 8, 2014.


    Nominations for the 2014 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Awards are now OPEN! The nomination package is available here. Deadline for entries is July 18, 2014. Winners will be notified prior to the official public announcement, which will be made fall 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan.


    Michigan Green Labs Initiative Workshop: Making Labs Safer and More Sustainable

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014; Molecular Plant Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing; 9.00AM to 3.00PM

    For the Agenda and to register, please visit here.

    Learn more about the Initiative here.


  • Upcoming Webinars

    July 15, 2014: “Down the drain and into the lakes: GreenScreen® Assessments reveal why popularly used chemical ingredients, triclosan and triclocarban, should be avoided” by Beverley Thorpe (Consulting Co-Director and Co-founder of Clean Production Action)

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    Registration is FREE, but space is limited to the first 100 attendees, on the day of the event.


    July 23, 2014: “Improving the Value Proposition: Greener Products and Processes in the Auto Industry"; a presentation of the Industry Work Group of the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable developed by Rich Helling (Dow Chemical), Selamawit Belli (Dow Automotive Systems), John Bradburn (GM). Clinton Boyd (Steelcase, Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse), Tracey Easthope (Ecology Center) and Chris Affeldt (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)

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    Registration is FREE, but space is limited to the first 100 attendees, on the day of the event.


    August 6, 2014: "Transitioning to Safer Chemicals: OSHA's Toolkit for Employers and Workersby Jessica Schifano (Health Scientist, US Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration)

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    Registration is FREE, but space is limited to the first 100 attendees, on the day of the event.


    June 9, 2014"Green Chemistry and Environmental Justice" by Michele Roberts (Environmental Justice and Health Alliance) and Richard Moore (Los Jardines Institute)

     PDF and video recording of the webinar  presentation by Michele Roberts are now available.