This page contains information on green chemistry-related webinars hosted by organizations other than the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse. 

American Chemical Society
Green Chemistry and Commerce Council
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network

 American Chemical Society: ACS Webinars™ 

 “ACS Webinars is provided by the American Chemical Society as your chemistry source for Live weekly discussions and presentations that connect you with subject matter experts and global thought leaders in the chemical sciences, management, and business, concerning today’s relevant professional issues. ” (Source: ACS Webinars website)

To date, ACS WebinarsTM has hosted several webinars on the topic of “Green Chemistry and Sustainability”. More information on webinars, including a live recording and a PDF of the presentation, can be found here.
Some recent examples:

  • “From Waste to Wealth Using Green Chemistry” by James Clark (Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York) [March 6, 2014]
  • “Alternative Assessments: Strategies for Sustainable Product Development” by Pam Spencer (The Dow Chemical Company) [December 5, 2013]
  • Green Chemistry Education, Charting a Course for the Future” by Dr. Michael Cann (Chemistry Department, University of Scranton) [September 5, 2013]
  • Innovations in Green Chemistry: Organics from Carbon Dioxide, Sunlight and Water” by Andrew Bocarsly  (Princeton University;  Co-founder and President of the Science Advisory Board of Liquid Light Inc.) [June 6, 2013]
  • “Using Water to Replace Organic Solvents: Switchable Water” by Dr. Philip Jessop (Canada Research Chair at Queen’s University and the Technical Director of GreenCentre Canada) [March 28, 2013]
  • “Understanding and Communicating the Science of Climate Change: A Chemist’s Responsibility” by Dr. Jerry Bell (Chair of the ACS Presidential Climate Science Working Group) and Dr. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri (2012 President of the American Chemical Society, the William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) [March 7, 2013]
  • Gender Bending Science: Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals” by Professor Charles Tyler (Academic Lead in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and Deputy Head of Biosciences, University of Exeter) [January 31, 2013]
  • Rational Design for Safer Chemicals” by Dr. Julie Beth Zimmerman (Associate Professor of Green Engineering jointly appointed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering) and the School of Forestry and Environment at Yale University; Acting Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale) [December 6, 2012]
  • Tips for Reporting Green Chemistry Acheivements to the U.S. EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory” by Daniel Teitelbaum (Pollution Prevention Staff Lead for U.S. EPA Toxic Release Inventory Program) and David Wylie (American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute) [September 13, 2012]
  • “Green Chemistry and Global Access to Medicines in Developing Countries” by Dr. Joseph Fortunak (Professor, Howard University) [June 14, 2012]
  • Measures of Green Chemistry Performance” by Dr. David Constable (Sustainability, Energy, Environment, Safety & Health Professional) [March 8, 2012]
  • Going Green in the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory” by Dr. Ken Doxsee (University of Oregon) [September 8, 2011]
  • “Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy – Two Peas in a Pod” by Michael Heben (University of Toledo and Ohio’s Wright Center Endowed Chair for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization) [May 12, 2011]
  • “Do Business and Chemistry Skills have to be like Oil & Water?” by Lynn Leger (Director of Commercial Development, GreenCentre Canada) [January 27, 2011]
  • “How Chemical Policy Reform Can Spur Green Chemistry” by Richard Denison (Senior Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund) [November 18, 2010]
  • “Department of Commerce Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative – Government Resources that Support Sustainable Manufacturing” by Morgan Barr (International Economist at the International Trade Administration) [July 29, 2010]
  • “Green Chemistry: Innovation and Application for the New Decade” by Anne Wallin, Ph.D (Director of Sustainable Chemistry, Dow Chemical) [May 20, 2010]
 Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) Webinars

The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) regularly host webinars on topics of interest to the green chemistry community. Participation in the webinar is free to GC3 member companies.

For a list of archived Webinars from GC3, click here.

GC3 Mainstreaming Green Chemistry Webinar Series:
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and its Role in Supporting Green Chemistry
 (click for archive)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

BLANDINE TROUILLE, Strategic Analyst, US Department of Commerce

As part of the GC3 Mainstreaming Green Chemistry webinar series, this webinar will introduce agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce, explain why the Department cares about green chemistry; outline current activities of DOC to support green chemistry (commercial dialogues); and discuss how GC3 members and their partners could get involved in the near future through the Market Development Cooperator Program and other trade related activities.

Chemistry & the Economy: Global Outlook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 2-3pm ET

Few things are connected to the chemical sector more than the energy industry, and things have been changing. Tune in as our dynamic economic duo returns to examine how the chemical industry is fairing, as well as give a forecast for 2015. Join Paul Hodges, of International eChem, and Mark Jones, from Dow, as they discuss the issues and trends that affect you.  


GC3 Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: Building Market Share for Green Products

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

STEVE DAVIES, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, NatureWorks
SASKIA VAN GENDT, Captain Planet, Method
DAVE VEENEMAN, Senior Marketing Developer in Advanced Marketing & Applications, Steelcase

Many companies have begun using green chemistry principles in designing their products and manufacturing processes, but the conversation about how best to leverage green practices to build market share is ongoing. Is it better to advertise oneself as a green company, or to focus exclusively on product performance?

In this webinar from the ongoing GC3 Education series, three companies will share their approaches to marketing their sustainable practices. Topics will include opinions on green labels on product packaging, attending conferences to highlight sustainable innovations, and philosophies on expanding sustainability beyond green chemistry.



C3 Mainstreaming Green Chemistry Webinar Series
CEO Perspectives on Sustainability: What this Means for Green Chemistry

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

DON REED, Managing Director, PwC Sustainable Business Solutions

Mr. Reed will discuss PwC’s CEO surveys and what can be learned about the CEO mindset regarding sustainability and green chemistry. He will share his thoughts on how we can relate green chemistry to the CEO’s agenda.

Webinar participants will be able to ask questions, as well as share their own insights and experience on this subject.

  • Full webinar recordings of past webinars are only available to GC3 members.
  • However, PDFs of previous webinar presentations are freely accessible by both members and non-members (here).
 National Pollution Prevention Roundtable 

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) regularly hosts webinars on pollution prevention and green chemistry topics, including the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Webinar Series.

Information on recent and past webinars can be found here.

 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Webinar Series:

Spring 2014 Schedule 
 Spring 2013 Schedule
Fall 2012 Schedule
You can register for current webinars by clicking on the registration links embedded in the PDF document.

 Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network

The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) is a cooperative alliance of pollution prevention (P2) programs throughout EPA Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Trust Territories, and Tribal Lands). The WSPPN is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange.

  • A list of current and past webinars can be found here.