The Michigan Green Chemistry Program of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), with active support of the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable, had developed the Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards Program to “promote excellence in innovation, economic development and public health risk reduction by businesses and institutions” in the State of Michigan.
Each year, the Awards Program ceremony is convened in conjunction with the annual Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering (GreenUp) Conference. Award presentations are made to winners within the business, small business, academic and public sectors.
To date, there have been four successful Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards Program, in:
Click on the year to read about the Award Winners.
More information on the Award Program and how to apply/nominate for an Award can be found here.
|Award Focus Areas and Categories|
The Award Program is open to individuals, groups, and organizations in Michigan, both nonprofit and for profit, including academia and industry. Self-nominations are allowed and expected.
For the 2013 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award Program, awards are available in the following focus areas and categories:
A nominated green chemistry achievement must be Michigan-specific and fall within one of the five focus areas below. The nomination must illustrate how the achievement is innovative and will bring tangible benefits to the economy, environment, and health of Michigan.
1. Greener Synthetic Pathways
2. Greener Reaction Conditions
3. Design of Greener Chemicals and Materials
4. Design and Implementation of Greener Processes
5. Education or Advocacy of Green Chemistry
Awards are available in the following categories. Note that not all focus areas are open for each award category.
1. Small Business (Focus Areas 1,2,3,4)
2. Business (Focus Areas 1,2,3,4)
3. Academic (Focus Areas 1,2,3,4)
4. Education (Focus Areas 1,2,3,4,5)
5. Public (Focus Areas 1,2,3,4,5)
Note: Students: Students are eligible to participate in the Student Poster Competition that will be a part of a poster session open to all at the 2013 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. Details of the contest and poster submission process can be found at www.michigan.gov/greenup.
- Student Poster Contest (PDF)
Please consult the 2013 nomination package (PDF) for full details on the various award focus areas and categories, and how to complete and submit a nomination.
- One-page Guidance Document suppporting the 2013 nomination package (PDF)
- DEQ press release on the 2013 nomination package (PDF)