|Current (updated 3/28/2013)|
|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 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards Program|
Now Open: 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.
|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”|
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.
- 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
|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.
|6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (Nottingham, UK)|
August 4-7, 2013
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: Submit by 6/14/2013
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]
|GreenScreen Training (Minneaopilis)|
January 24, 2013
University of Minnesota
Humphrey School, Room 180
301 -19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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:
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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
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.
- 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:
|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
- 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|
Monday, October 8, 2012
8:30 am – 5:30 p.m.
Amway World Headquarters Auditorium, 7575 Fulton Road East, Ada, Michigan 49355-001
Key Note Speaker: Neil C. Hawkins, Sc.D. (Vice President, Sustainability & EH&S, The Dow Chemical Company)
The conference will bring together a variety of West Michigan business and community leaders to explore the spectrum of social impact practices and strategies across a spectrum of business sizes and sectors.
The 2012 West Michigan Corporate Social Responsibility Conference jointly sponsored by Cascade Engineering in partnership with Amway and the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will highlight successful practices by West Michigan companies and provides expert insight into how to move through this new area of growing business importance.
Don’t miss the opportunity to network with and learn from unique business professionals!
Agenda and registration information can be found here.
Save The Date Flier
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
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.
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.