Clearinghouse Green Chemistry Webinars

The  Clearinghouse has hosted webinars throughout the year on green chemistry topic of interest for all sectors of the green chemistry community.

Please visit this page regularly to find out about the latest webinar.

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network Phone Seminar Series on Green Chemistry 

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“Brown Bag” Great Lakes Green Chemistry Student Network Webinar Series

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Special Webinars

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network Phone Seminar Series on Green Chemistry 

The Clearinghouse is a co-host and sponsor of the popular Phone Seminar Series of the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network.


Please visit Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network for more information on this organization and for video recordings of previous phone seminars related to green chemistry. PDFs of the same webinars can be found below.

Upcoming Webinars

Watch this space for the Registration Button to register for a webinar directly from this page. Registration is FREE, but space is limited to the first 100 attendees, on the day of the event.

Previous Webinars

September 24, 2014:  Toward Sustainable Manufacturing: Benign Emissions, Closing the Loop, and the Role of Green Chemistry” by James Hobbes & Mikhail David (INTERFACE, INC)
August 6, 2014:  Transitioning to Safer Chemicals: OSHA’s Toolkit for Employers and Workers” by Jessica Schifano (Health Scientist, US Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration)
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)
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)
June 9, 2014  “Green Chemistry and Environmental Justice” by Michele Roberts (Environmental Justice and Health Alliance) and Richard Moore (Los Jardines Institute)
May 21, 2014 Building the chemical dimension of a sustainable civilization – Part II: How should university chemists train the sustainability leaders of the future?” by Terrence J. Collins, PhD (Director, Institute for Green Science, Teresa Heinz Professor in Chemistry Carnegie Mellon University)
May 14, 2014 Green Chemistry Education: Not Just for Chemists Anymore” by Julie A. Haack, PhD (Coordinator – Green Product Design Network; Assistant Department Head and Senior Instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon)
April 23, 2014 Eco-Certifications: Considerations for the Institutional and Industrial Markets” by Lynne Olsen (Senior Program Leader, Sustainability Initiatives, Ecolab)
March 12, 2014 Part 1 Utility of the Greenscreen® for Safer Chemicals for nanoscale hazard assessment: nanosilver case study by Jennifer Sass, PhD (Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University (SEIU Local 500)) [Report]
February 12, 2014

Part 1 Sustainable at the Source: Sustainability Concerns and Opportunities for Biopolymer Feedstocks” by Jim Kleinschmit (Director, Climate and Energy Initiatives; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)
January 8, 2014 Part 1 New Opportunities For Green Chemistry In The Building Products Industry” by Bill Walsh (Executive Director, Healthy Building Network)
December 11, 2013 Part 1Part 2 Building the chemical dimension of a sustainable civilization” by Terrence J. Collins (Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry; Director, Institute for Green ScienceCarnegie Mellon University)
November 20, 2013 The Green Chemistry Checklist: A Guide for Business” by the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable. Presented by Roundtable Members – Rich Helling, PhD (Dow Chemical) and Tracey Easthope (Ecology Center)
October 31, 2013 “Transgenerational Inheritance of Prenatal Obesogen Exposure” by Bruce Blumberg, PhD. (Professor, Department of Developmental and Cell Biology & Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California)
September 19, 2013 Sustainable Biomaterials:  Criteria, Benefits, Challenges & Market-Based Tools” by Brenda Platt (Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance; Co-Chair, Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative – a project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance)
August 14, 2013 “How Our Perceptions of Green Chemistry Will Drive Implementation” by Lynn Leger (Director, ALCERECO)
July 24, 2013 “Cradle to Cradle Certification – What it is today and how it inspires companies to create safe and healthy products and processes” by Stacy Glass (Executive in Residence, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Center)
June 12, 2013 “Chemical Policy Reform as a Driver for Green Chemistry” by Mike Belliveau (President & CEO, Environmental Health Strategy Center; Senior Advisor, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families)
May 8, 2013   “BizNGO Guide to Safer Chemicals” by Mark Rossi (Co-Director, Clean Production Action; Co-Chair, The BizNGO Working Group)
April 9, 2013 BioAmber: An Industry Perspective on the Current Policy Landscape” by Ally LaTourelle, Esq. (V.P. Government Affairs, BioAmber Inc.)
March 27, 2013 Goodyear’s Approach to Green Chemistry via the Supplier Partnership” by Dennis E. McGavis (Director – EHS Sustainability, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.)
February 27, 2013 “Alternatives Assessment and Risk Reduction Guidance” by Alex Stone (Senior Chemist, Safer Chemicals Alternatives, Washington Department of Ecology – Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction)
January 30, 2013 How Green Chemistry Could Help Reduce the Rates of Learning and Developmental Disabilities and Delays” by Elise Miller, MEd (Director, Collaborative on Health and the Environment)
December 4, 2012 Chemical Challenges to the Great Lakes: The 16th Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality” by Lana Pollack (Chair of the U.S. Section, International Joint Commission)
November 7, 2012 “Amplifying and Leveraging the Imperative of Green Chemistry” by David Widawsky (Acting Director – Economics, Exposure, and Technology Division, US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics)
October 10, 2012 “The New England Green Chemistry Initiative” by Nicholas Anastas (U.S. EPA Region 1, Office of Environmental Stewardship)
September 12, 2012   Topic: “The Green Chemistry Commitment”
    “Transforming Chemistry Education through the Green Chemistry Commitment” by Amy Cannon, PhD (Co-founder and Executive Director, Beyond Benign)
    “Committing to Green Chemistry at Bridgewater State University” by Ed Brush (Department of Chemistry, Bridgewater State University)
August 1, 2012   “Green Chemistry by John Warner, PhD (President, Chief Technology Officer; Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry)
July 11, 2012 “A Greener Approach to Nanotechnology by Martin J. Mulvihill, Ph.D. (Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry)
June 13, 2012
“Green Buildings move toward Green Chemistry” by Tom Lent (Policy Director, Healthy Building Network)
May 16, 2012 “Enhancing Green Innovation and Sustainable Practices in the Automotive Sector” by Carol Henry, PhD, D.A.B.T. (George Washington University; Secretary – SAE Green Technology Steering Committee, Society of Automotive Engineers)
 April 18, 2012 “The Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum: Encouraging business innovation to make safe products using safe production methods” by Kathleen Schuler, MPH (Co-Director, Healthy Legacy; Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)
    “Green Chemistry in Minnesota and Beyond” by Timothy Kapsner (Senior Research Scientist, Aveda Corporation)
March 14, 2012 “Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children associated with chemical exposures occurring early in life” by Amir Miodovnick, MD, MPH, DTM&H (Pediatric Environmental Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
February 15, 2012 “Labor and Environmental Health Activists Build Alliances to Promote Green Chemistry” by Tolle Graham (Labor and Environment Coordinator, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, USW 9358) and Ed Collins (Industrial Representative, Industrial Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Exec. Vice President-at-large, Massachusetts AFL-CIO)
January 11, 2012 “Alternatives Assessment and Safer Product Labeling as Drivers for Green Chemistry” by Clive Davies, Chief, Design for the Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
December 7, 2011 “VeruTEK Green Chemistry Solutions for Environmental Remediation” by Dan Socci (CEO) and Bethany McAvoy (Technology Manager), VeruTEK Technologies
November 16, 2011 “Green Chemistry Advances at EPA” by John Leazer (Division Director, Sustainable Technology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) 
October 19, 2011 “Alternatives Assessment, New Tools for Safer Chemicals”by Ken Geiser (Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Co-Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production)     
September 14, 2011 The Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse by Deborah Steketee (Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College) and Clinton Boyd (Sustainable Research Group)
August 3, 2011 Businesses Changing Markets and Advocating for Policy Reform by David Levine (Executive Director, American Sustainable Business Council), Barry Cik (Chief Engineer, Naturepedic Organic Baby & Children’s Mattresses) and Larry Weis (Clean Well)
July 20, 2011   “Nature is Alive with Green Chemistry” by Bryony Schwan (Executive Director, The Biomimicry Institute) and Mark Dorfman (Green Chemistry Naturalist, The Biomimicry Institute)
June 29, 2011


“Catalyzing Green Chemistry Innovation through Key Collaborations” by Karen Peabody O’Brien (Executive Director, Advancing Green Chemistry) and John Peterson Myers (Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences)
May 8, 2011 “Green Chemistry Education” by Amy Cannon (Executive Director, Beyond Benign; a Warner-Babcock Foundation)
April 13, 2011   “Chemicals:  Sorting through the known, the unknown and the need to know” by Charlotte Brody (Director – Chemicals and Green Chemistry, BlueGreen Alliance)     












September 19, 2012

The Student Green Chemistry Commitment by Amy S. Cannon, PhD ( Executive Director, Beyond Benign) and Kate Anderson (Director of Education, Beyond Benign)
March 28, 2012 “Opportunities for a career in Chemistry and how to get hired” by Julie McLachlan M. Eng, P. Eng(Director, Laboratory Services; GreenCentre Canada)

Special Webinars

March 28, 2012 “Introduction to the GreenScreen™” by Shari A. Franjevic (Green Chemistry & Sustainable Design Consultant, Transform to Green LLC)

Other Green Chemistry Webinars

Information on green chemistry-related webinars hosted by other organizations can be found here, including:

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) WebinarsTM
  • Green Chemistry and Commerce Council
  • National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
  • Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network

Find live recordings, PDFs of presentations and information to register for current webinars.