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phone: 203.432.5215
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Upcoming Events

  • 5/15/2010

    Educating the Next Generation: Green and Sustainable Chemistry
    An on-line conference

     Details...

    For More Informtion Please Visit Their Website

  • 6/6/2010

    International Conference
    CO2 Summit: Technology and Opportunity

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    The conference will identify technology pathways for identifying technologies which are practical and economic for reducing CO2 so that end-users have real choices to take actions in the market-place.

    For More Information Visit Their Website

  • 6/11/2010

    The ABA is pleased to convene a CLE law and policy conference on Friday, June 11 in Baltimore, MD addressing: "Chemicals Regulation: REACHing for TSCA Reform."

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    The program will feature Keynote presentations by Terry Davies, the primary initiator of the original Toxic Substances Control Act, and by Robert Sussman, Senior Policy Counsel to USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Experts from industry, private practice, academia and non-governmental organizations will discuss the impacts of potential reforms as well as the REACH program in the European Union and will propose solutions to problems experienced under the current legislation; examine federal-state government interactions in the chemicals regulatory regime; analyze developments in "green chemistry" and other technological and chemical design innovations in product lifecycles (including BPA) as well as market-driven approaches to product development; and exchange ideas for enhancing TSCA risk-management provisions to create incentives for both compliance and stewardship. Ethics credits have been requested for the last panel.

    The brochure can be found on-line at http://www.abanet.org/publicserv/environmental. Click on the program announcement on this home page.

    Please join us on June 11 -- take the opportunity to meet stakeholders in this important arena and add your voice to the debate and dialogue.

  • 6/16/2010

    5th Annual Greener Nanoscience Conference & Program Review

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    GN10 will feature advances in the design and production of greener nanomaterials. Presentations will range from fundamental research to industrial applications and will include keynote presentations from experts in the field followed by a series of interactive, fast-paced discussions that will engage the audience in the state of the art.

     

    Visit the event's website

  • 6/22/2010

    Greener Chemistry for Personal Care, Kings Manor, York, UK

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    This meeting will consider the application of green chemistry to the personal care sector and explore the sector’s approach to ingredients and formulations described as “green”, “natural” or “organic”.  It is being organised jointly between the Green Chemistry Network (GCN), the British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS), the Society for Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) and the University of York.
     
    To see the full programme and to register for the event please visit http://www.greenchemistrynetwork.org/events.htm

    Registration deadline is Wednesday 16th June 2010.

  • 6/30/2010

    Growing Green Chemistry in Oregon

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    Event description

    What are the best opportunities to use chemistry in creating high quality products and processes that are safer for workers, the public, and our environment? Find out at an expert discussion hosted by Oregon Environmental Council and Zero Waste Alliance. The event will provide an introduction to green chemistry initiatives including lessons learned nationally and among green chemistry leaders in Oregon's businesses and universities. 

    Who this event is for

    Leaders and decision-makers from business and academia, policy makers, agency staff, and others who are interested in learning more about innovation through the use of green chemistry. 

    Speakers

    Paul Anastas, US EPA
    Jim Hutchison, University of Oregon
    John Frazier, Nike, Inc.

    To Read More Visit Their Website

  • 7/17/2010

    Green Chemistry in Education Workshop

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    The Green Chemistry in Education Workshop is for educators in the chemical sciences interested in incorporating green or sustainable chemistry concepts into the organic chemistry curriculum and laboratory. 

    This five-day workshop held on the University of Oregon campus will be a combination of lectures, discussion, and hands-on time in the laboratory.  Leaders in the field will address the need for green chemistry in the undergraduate curriculum and provide strategies for designing, adapting and incorporating new green experiments into existing organic chemistry curricula.

    The primary goal for this workshop is establishing a network of chemical educators who are promoting green chemistry and increasing the number of educators who incorporate green chemistry experiments and concepts into their teaching.

    During the lecture sessions, a panel of speakers will introduce green chemistry, discuss the adoption of green organic experiments and lecture materials, address the challenges and opportunities in green chemistry education, and provide advice on developing new green chemistry materials.  Ample time will be made available for participants to discuss their own plans for adopting green chemistry with the lecturers and fellow participants.

    During the laboratory sessions, participants will have an opportunity to perform and evaluate greener organic laboratory experiments developed at the University of Oregon and elsewhere.

    Educational materials used in teaching the green organic chemistry lab will be distributed during the workshop, including our recently published textbook, “Green Organic Chemistry:  Strategies, Tools, and Laboratory Experiments,” by Kenneth M. Doxsee and James E. Hutchison, published by Brooks/Cole, ISBN:  0-759-31418-7. 

    Visit the event's website

  • 7/25/2010

    Gordon Research Conference on Green Chemistry

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    The 2010 Gordon Conference on Green Chemistry will present cutting-edge research on the study and development of innovative scientific means to address future sustainability associated with all aspects of the chemical enterprise. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics, such as innovative synthetic methods, green separation and solvents, sustainable energy issues, green chemistry in consumer products, renewable feedstocks, green chemistry and nanotechnology, role of green chemistry in the global climate change, rising young stars, the next quantum leap in green chemistry. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.

    Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 4, 2010.

    For More Information Please Visit Their Website

  • 8/1/2010

    21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) 2010

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    The 21st BCCE, like its predecessors, is designed to provide you opportunities to interact with chemistry instructors at all levels in formal and informal settings. The Conference will offer plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, chemical demonstrations, poster sessions, exhibits and tours.

    For More Information Please Visit Their Website

  • 8/15/2010

    3rd International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry

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    August 15-19, 2010, Ottawa Westin Hotel
    Visit the event’s website: http://www.icgc2010.ca/

  • 8/24/2010

    ACS Green Chemistry Institute® - Introduction to Green Chemistry for Professionals

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    Half-day short course designed to:

    • Introduce the concepts of green chemistry
    • Show real-world examples
    • Make the business case for green chemistry
    • American Chemical Society

    Fall National Meeting - Bostom, MA
    Tuesdsasy, August 24, 2010
    8:30am-12:30pm

    For registration details please email gci@acs.org or phone (202) 872-6102

  • 8/24/2010

    iSUSTAIN™ Training at American Chemical Society and Green Chemistry & Engineering Conferences

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    The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and the Beyond Benign Institute for Green Chemistry Education are presenting a workshop designed to offer the participants hands on experience with the iSUSTAIN™ Green Chemistry Index.

    The iSUSTAIN™ Green Chemistry Index is a tool which provides a methodology to generate a sustainability-based score for chemical products and processes. It contains a set of sustainability metrics based on the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry and takes into account factors like waste?generation, energy usage, health and environmental impact of raw materials and products, and the?safety of processing steps.

    Participants of the workshop will learn how to use the software package through real-world examples from industry and academic research. The examples will illustrate how the Index evaluates each chemical input, output and process through the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Participants will also receive:

    • Open access to the iSUSTAIN™ Green Chemistry Index for one week
    • A copy of all training materials and the training presentation
    • One free compound added to the public database for every ten (public or private) compounds submitted for inclusion in the database during the first month of their formal membership subscription to the Index
    • Students always receive a free subscription to the Index

    Pre-registration is recommended - Space is limited!

    Please visit the website for more information

  • 9/7/2010

    2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Ionic Liquids and Green Processes

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    This program will feature a wide range if Plenary and invited papers covering various topics in the emerging field of Ionic Liquids. For the first time this conference will give young scientists (Ph.D students, PostDocs) unique opportunities to present their work in a special session during this conference. 

    • Extended Poster abstract deadline: August 1
    • Early Bird Registration: May 31, 2010

    For More Information Visit Their Website

  • 9/15/2010

    Researching Women's Environmental Health: Food, Nutrition and Obesity

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    The University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Center for Community Health Present Researching Women's Environmental Health: Food, Nutrition and Obesity

    This workshop, part of Rochester Women’s Health Week, focuses on new research on the environment in relation to food, nutrition, and obesity.  Leading researchers from around the county will present new results on a range of topics from chemicals hidden in your diet to foods that help increase fertility.  These scientific presentations will be complemented by talks on how the media covers these hot-button topics and how to use research to implement changes in your life and your community.  In the afternoon, the speakers will lead small discussion groups on selected topics.  Participants will have the opportunity to register for their preferred discussion groups in advance.

    For More Information Visit Their Website

  • 9/30/2010

    3rd International Symposium on Green Processing in the Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical Industries Sep 30, 2010

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    Campus Center, University of Massachusetts Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    September 30th – October 1st 2010

    Objectives:

    Create breakthrough innovations with green chemistry that have the potential to revolutionize the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries
    Share successes and opportunities to challenge ourselves to achieve greener process design.
    Implement green chemistry solutions through the supply chain
    In-depth technical presentations
    Strong international presence

    Focus Areas:

    Green organic synthesis
    Biotransformations and biological drug processing
    Enabling technology platforms

    To obtain more information and draft program, visit  https://guidinggreen.com/Pharm_FineChem.html .

    Poster Abstracts
    Refer to the abstract guidelines for more information.  There is no formal deadline for submission of abstracts because they will be accepted until the space is full.  Posters from students and young faculty are encouraged. 

  • 10/1/2010

    "A Better World by Design" Conference

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    “A Better World by Design”  is a three-day, internationally acclaimed conference that takes place for the third year October 1-3, 2010. Over 500 guests from around the world will gather on the campuses of Brown and RISD to discuss innovative solutions to extreme poverty, access to basic resources, environmental degradation and the future of infrastructure. Global leaders from the fields of architecture, design, engineering, economics, entrepreneurship, environmental studies, business, politics and global development will converge to discuss design’s role as an integrative application for world improvement.

    For more information visit: www.abetterworldbydesign.com

  • 10/11/2010

    Biopolymers Symposium 2010

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    Topics: Polymers, Green Chemistry, Agricultural Chemistry, Keywords: see below
    Date: /11/12/13/ October 2010, Denver (CO), USA, North America

    Web Site, Contact: barbara.rojas [at] pira-international.com (Barbara Rojas)


    Official Information:

    Biopolymers Symposium 2010 will offer a comprehensive overview of the biopolymers industry including sessions on:

    • Where the industry is currently, trends and plans for the future, opportunities and challenges and presenting new case studies of biopolymers for packaging and consumer applications led by manufacturers, executives and brand owners
    • California initiatives in green chemistry and biopolymer use focusing on developments in waste and end of life programs, food ware, and green building materials;
    • Developments on existing and emerging feedstocks;
    • Technology developments;
    • Regulations and industry standards;
    • Waste stream, recycling and end of life;
    • Innovations in materials;
    • US and EU markets;
    • Purchasing and procurement guidelines and green marketing and eco-labels

    For more information please visit their website

  • 10/13/2010

    18th Annual BEPS (BioEnvironmental Polymer Society) Meeting

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    October 13-16, 2010

    Polymers and the Environment: Emerging Green Technologies and Science

    Location: Ontario, Canada

    Website: www.beps.org

    Description: For 18 years, the BEPS Annual Meeting has been the leading conference where top researchers from industry, academia and government meet to discuss the latest developments in biopolymers, biodegradable materials, sustainable resources and the impacts that plastics have on the environment. This year?s meeting will bring you new presentations and numerous networking opportunities.

  • 10/15/2010

    Design by Nature: Creative Solutions With Biomimicry, Permaculture & Sustainable Design

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    You are invited to our annual conference on sustainable design where the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is expected to receive certification as the first building in the country to meet the Living Building Challenge.

    Design by Nature: Creative Solutions With Biomimicry, Permaculture & Sustainable Design is a weekend conference that brings together some of the nation’s leaders in these fields to explore the creative potential of nature-based design. The event takes place October 15–17, 2010 at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

    To ensure broad participation, we’re offering a low regular tuition of $175 for the weekend conference plus a special student rate of only $75.

    Presenters include:

    • John Todd, developer of the Eco Machine™ and founder of The New Alchemy Institute and Ocean Arks International
    • Dayna Baumeister, cofounder of the Biomimicry Guild
    • Penny Livingston-Stark, permaculture expert at Commonweal Garden in California
    • Bob Berkebile, founding principle of BNIM Architects
    • Laura Lesniewski, BNIM Architects
    • Jason F. McLennan, creator of the Living Building Challenge
    • Dana Levy, program manager at New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

    As many of you know, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is a state-of-the-art environmental education center and water reclamation facility. In addition to meeting the Living Building Challenge, the OCSL is on track to receive LEED Platinum certification.

    More information and registration.

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  • 10/19/2010

    Frontiers in Biorefining: Biobased Products from Renewable Carbon"

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    The University of Tennessee's Office of Bioenergy Programs, in partnership with the Southeastern Regional Sun Grant Center, US DOT-RITA, and USDA-NIFA is hosting an international conference on "Frontiers in Biorefining: Biobased Products from Renewable Carbon".

    The conference will emphasize the latest developments on transformation of renewable carbon building blocks to chemicals and materials, enabling the integrated biorefinery concept. Individual sessions will consider advances in biomass fractionation and separations, catalytic processes tailored for renewables, identification of new biobased platforms for larger product families, and processes that rival or exceed the diversity and efficiency of today’s chemical industry.

    October 19 - 22, 2010

    King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA USA

    For more information please visit the 2010 FIB Conference website.

  • 10/20/2010

    MI 2nd Annual Green Chemistry Conference Oct 20, 2010

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    Business leaders, engineers, chemists, researchers, teachers, policymakers, and anyone else interesting in moving green chemistry forward in Michigan are invited to participate in this conference.

    This year will build upon the momentum from the 2009 conference and the green chemistry movement in Michigan. Specifically, the aim is to:
    1. Provide a balanced approach in content (introductory to expert) and format (lecture and case
    studies) on the value, future, and issues pertinent to green chemistry in Michigan.
    2. Deliver tools, resources, and content that drive green chemistry concepts into research,
    academics, industry, and advocacy arenas.
    3. Create such a rich and motivational experience that attendees take home information and tools,
    and ultimately act to change behavior in their organizations.
    4. Foster networking to promote knowledge sharing, develop connections, and discover
    business opportunities.

    Visit the event's website

  • 10/26/2010

    Green Chemistry in Higher Education Symposium

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    Green Chemistry in Higher Education,

    Location: University of California, Berkeley, California

    Website: www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/GreenChemistryInitiative/Calendar.cfm

    Description: Success stories and needs analysis in establishing green chemistry curricula and academic majors at public and private universities and community colleges. Registration information and details will be available soon.

  • 10/27/2010

    Education for Sustainability, International Greening Education Event 2010, Karslruhe, Germany

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    A three-day International Event on Greening Education will be held from 27th to 29th of October 2010 in the "green" city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will take education and environmental policy makers, senior members of academic institutions, representatives of government and non-governmental organisations and international development agencies, teachers, and sustainable development and environmental management professionals through the need for greening education and then discuss effective initiatives that can be taken to translate “education for sustainability” in to actions.
     
    Further to the knowledge sharing on greening education including topics such as ecologizing curriculum (incorporating sustainability), greening of courses and creating low carbon education institutions; the upcoming event also provides an excellent networking opportunity with academia, international agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, sustainable development practitioners and other stakeholders in Europe and beyond. An excursion (optional) on Saturday the 30th of October, 2010 is planned which will also provide an additional and informal networking opportunity.
     
    You are cordially invited to attend this international event and/ or nominate the member(s) of your institution.
     
    For further information, please see the event details.
    http://www.etechgermany.com/IGEE2010.pdf

  • 11/9/2010

    Green Chemistry - Is There a Place for it in High School Chemistry (Web Seminar Offering)

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    November 9, 2010

    Green Chemistry-Is There a Place for it in High School Chemistry?

    Location: ACS/NSTA Web Seminar Offering (free)

    Website: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/SeminarRegistration.aspx

    In this Web Seminar, we explain the basic principles of green chemistry and explore how they can be applied to typical high school courses. Few teachers have room for a special unit to be added to their curriculum.

    As an alternative we present a number of alternatives to typical labs, which have a green message embedded them. Presenters Michael Tinnesand and Debbie Pusateri and Barbara Sitzman.

  • 11/15/2010

    1st PACN Green Chemistry Congress, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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    Although Africa is vastly abundant in natural resources and the richness offers valuable opportunities to pursue novel routes to sustainable processes, the concept of Green Chemistry and Sustainability is still at its infancy in most African countries. Focusing on the search for such routes, and expanding their benefits is an exciting challenge that can render African countries extremely competitive at international levels. Sustainable chemistry will contribute to the spreading of knowledge in such a frontier area of chemistry.

    About the conference
    Sessions at the conference will include:

    catalysis and biocatalysis
    renewable feedstocks/ energy
    green solvents
    metrics
    product design

    To Read More About This Conference Visit Their Website

  • 11/20/2010

    The 11th International Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Africa (11 ICCA)

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    Numerous scientists from various universities, industries and research institutes from all over the world will participate in one of the important scientific events in Africa and a reference for professionals from all over the world in the subjects of “The Role of Chemistry in Development of Africa”. The conference will comprise oral presentations from the invited speakers who will present their experience and recommended ideas of their specialities and topics in chemistry for development of Africa.This conference and exhibition will present challenges and opportunities for national and international organizations who are engaged in the fields of research in chemistry to meet scientists, engineers, other professionals and decision makers.

    For More Information Please Visit Their Website

  • 12/1/2010

    Green Chemistry Symposium at the Joint SE and SW Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

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    December 1-4, 2010

    Green Chemistry Symposium at the Joint SE and SW Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2010

    Website: www.swrm.org

    Questions: Kurt Birdwhistell, birdwhis@loyno.edu.

    Description: We welcome abstracts in any area of green chemistry and green chemistry education.

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  • 12/3/2010

    Workshop: Teaching Chemistry in the Context of Sustainability

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    December 3-4, 2010

    Workshop: Teaching Chemistry in the Context of Sustainability

     Location: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC Application deadline: October 15, 2010

    Website: www.acs.org/chemistryincontext and scroll down for the link to the workshop.

    Questions: Marta Gmurczyk, m_gmurczyk@acs.org

     

    Description: If you are using Chemistry in Context or planning a new chemistry course to introduce sustainably concepts, we invite you to participate in an ACS faculty development workshop at the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C. This two-day workshop will provide information about how the new 7th edition of Chemistry in Context weaves sustainability through each chapter and how to tie sustainability concepts, questions, and problems into any chemistry course. (No cost.

    Travel stipends are available.)

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  • 1/16/2011

    40th SACI convention and the 3rd FASC meeting, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa

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    It is the first event of a series of events planned by IUPAC and UNESCO for the International Year of Chemistry (IYC). This event is a prelude to the official ceremony opening the International Year of Chemistry and is billed to bring chemists from the continent of Africa and the world-over to celebrate chemistry. The conference is being organized by the Gauteng Coordination Committee of SACI and the local organizing committee is putting together a full, multisession programme that will address the conference theme: Chemistry- the key to Africa’s future.

    To Read More Please Visit Their Website

  • 3/24/2011

    The Philomathia Foundation Conference 2011

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    Green Chemistry: Collaborative Approaches & New Solutions, UC Berkeley

    This is the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry's first national conference. It will introduce the collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches piloted by BCGC and will feature leaders in these fields, who will speak to the role of Green Chemistry in responding to society's most pressing health, environmental and economic problems.
    More information can be found at:  http://bcgc.berkeley.edu/greenchemconf

  • 3/27/2011

    241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition
    Anaheim, CA, USA

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    Chemistry of Natural Resources the 241st ACS National Meeting

    Visit the website: click here

  • 3/28/2011

    Green Chemistry 101 Workshop at the American Chemical Society’s Spring National Meeting

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    Monday, March 28, 2011, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
    Location: ACS Spring National Meeting in Anaheim, CA.  
    Sponsored by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI).
     
    This half-day workshop will teach attendees about greener, safer alternatives and metrics for comparing the greenness of chemicals and processes, plus highlight resources that are available from ACS GCI and others.

    Workshop format:
    Introduce green chemistry concepts;
    Present real-world examples; and
    Make the business case for green chemistry  
    Discuss metrics for comparison of greenness
    Share resources for additional information
     
     
    The course, targeted towards professionals in the chemical enterprise, will be led by green chemistry experts from and working with the ACS GCI.  Workshop registration: $399. For more information and to register, visit the website.

  • 3/29/2011

    Simon Aumonier, "Designing Trash: Packaging Choices and Waste Management Systems" (webinar)

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    Simon Aumonier, from Environmental Resources Management, will speak on Tuesday, March 29th at 12:00PM EDT.  His talk, entitled "Designing Trash: Packaging Choices and Waste Management Systems” is organized by the Industrial Environmental Management (IEM) Program of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

    Title: Simon Aumonier, "Designing Trash: Packaging Choices and Waste Management Systems”
    Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

    After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

    System Requirements
    PC-based attendees
    Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

    Macintosh®-based attendees
    Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

    Space is limited.
    Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/508313574

  • 6/1/2011

    International Conference On Sustainable Remediation 2011 - Call For Abstracts

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    June 1-3, 2011.

    International Conference On Sustainable Remediation 2011 - Call For Abstracts

    Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

    Website:   Sustainable Remediation 2011

    Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2010

    Description: The Environmental Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation are pleased to announce the International Conference on Sustainable Remediation 2011: State of the Practice.

    Abstracts are encouraged in all areas of green and sustainable remediation as related to hazardous waste cleanup, from basic to applied research, from case studies to demonstration projects. Presentations must contain a sustainable remediation component.

  • 6/1/2011

    Sustainable Remediation 2011, State of the Practice

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    The Environmental Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation are pleased to announce the International Conference on Sustainable Remediation 2011: State of the Practice to be held in Amherst, Massachusetts June 1-3, 2011

    Deadline for Platform Presentations: November 1, 2010
    Abstracts accepted online at www.RemediationConference.com

    For more info: conferences@tei.umass.edu or 413.545.2842 and www.RemediationConference.com

  • 6/6/2011

    The 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

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    The 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place in Berlin Germany (Conference 6-10 June 2011 - Exhibition 6-9 June 2011). The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre.

    For over 30 years now, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) has combined a very renowned international Scientific Conference with an Industry Exhibition. Since 2007 the Conference and Exhibition takes place every year. The EU BC&E is held at different venues throughout Europe and ranks on top of the world's leading events in the Biomass sector.

    Request for more information: visit website.

  • 6/8/2011

    7th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries

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    June 8th – 10th , 2011 – Bruges, Belgium

    7th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries

    Website: http://www.rrbconference.com/

    Description: The conference aims at bringing together academic researchers, industrial experts, policymakers and venture capital providers to discuss the challenges emerging from the transition towards a bio-based economy and to present new developments in this area. This conference is the prime forum for renewable resources, industrial biotechnology and biorefineries in Europe.

  • 6/21/2011

    15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

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    15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference +
    5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry
    June 21-23, 2011 | One Location, Three Days, and 20 Technical Sessions | www.gcande.org

  • 6/27/2011

    11th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XI)

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    Topics: Biotechnology, Green Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Polymers, Keywords: Separation, Capture, Catalysis, Chemicals, Fuels
    Date: /27/28/29/30/ June 2011, Dijon, France, Europe
    Web Site, Contact: ballivet [at] u-bourgogne.fr (Danielle Ballivet-Tkatchenko)
     
    Official Information:
    The biennial International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU) intends to provide a multi-disciplinary forum on recent innovations in fundamental and applied aspects of CO2 utilization. ICCDU XI will give emphasis on leading edge research from basic science to development relevant to the current issues of CO2 such as capture from emission sources, feedstock for the energy and chemicals sectors, and utilization in general. The aim of the conference is to bring together the academic and industrial communities for cross-fertilization of ideas and concepts to practical and profitable innovations

    For more information visit their website

  • 7/6/2011

    First International Conference on Sustainable Chemistry, Papers Invited

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    July 6-8, 2011

    First International Conference on Sustainable Chemistry, Papers Invited

    Location: Antwerp, Belgium.

    Website:  http://www.wessex.ac.uk/11-conferences/sustainablechemistry-2011.html

    Description: It is the aim of this first International Conference on Sustainable Chemistry to cover both technological and non-technological topics. Academic and industrial research on these topics are the key to advancing the chemical industry sector and its sustainability for years to come. The topics represents those related to sustainability and chemistry, papers are invited on these and other suitable topics. Papers are invited and should be submitted as soon as possible.

  • 9/5/2011

    Symposium: Green Chemistry: Current Practices and Innovation at the 14th Asian Chemical Congress (14 ACC)

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    September 5-8th, 2011

    Speakers are being recruited for the following Symposium: Green

    Chemistry: Current Practices and Innovation at the 14th Asian Chemical Congress (14 ACC)

     Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Website: http://www.14acc.org/

    Questions and Abstract Submission: Margaret Kerr, mkerr@worcester.edu

    Description: This symposium will highlight current practices in green chemistry. Research of all types of green chemistry will be presented including innovation in greener syntheses, product development and chemical education. Papers are invited in all disciplines of chemistry that demonstrate green chemical principles.

  • 9/5/2011

    14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011

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    Contemporary Chemistry for Sustainability and Economic Sufficiency
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Septembr 5-8, 2011
    www.14acc.org

  • 9/5/2011

    International Conference on Materials and Technologies for Green Chemistry

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    This conference is designed for people involved in any aspect of studies and applications in chemistry leading towards sustainable development in science and technology. A key objective of this conference is to provide an environment leading to a broadly-based interdisciplinary communication. Keynote lectures, technical presentations and poster presentations will be form a good basis for that.

    Early stage scientists looking to broaden their scientific interests can get professional introduction and advice from the best academia and industry experts in this area. To support their participation travel grants are available.  Attendees from industrial and government research institutions and academia are invited to participate in the scientific program

    For more information visit their website: http://www.sustainchem2011.ttu.ee/

  • 9/7/2011

    6th International Workshop on Chemical Bioavailability in the Terestrial Environment

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    The 2011 workshop will provide the opportunity for scientists, environmental consultants and regulators to exchange knowledge and experience on contaminant bioavailability and to further develop a common view on bioavailability.  Click here for more information on Conference website.

    The three-day event will include invited keynote addresses, platform and poster presentations. Platform presentations will be scheduled in a single daytime track, culminating in a combined panel discussion on the Friday afternoon. Breakout sessions will enable more detailed discussions.

    Early registration is before July 19, 2011. Registration information is here 6th International Workshop Registration.

  • 9/11/2011

    The 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium - September 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ

     Details...

    The 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium will be held September 11-14, 2011 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Phoenix, AZ. More information can be found on the Symposium website.

    Presented by the WateReuse Association and cosponsored by the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, the Symposium will feature more than 100 technical presentations, technical tours, a national legislative and water policy outlook session, receptions, an awards luncheon, and the ever-popular exhibition component.

    For registration information please visit: Registration here.

  • 9/11/2011

    4th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference - Sept 11 - 15, 2011

     Details...

    The CleanUp Conference is the premier Australian-based conference related to the contaminated site and remediation industry.

    It is expected that CleanUp 2011 will have an attendance comparable to the 2009 conference, which attracted over 500 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals from 25 countries. Delegates were able to promote technology transfer and exchange information, innovations and developments in fundamental and applied environmental research towards the assessment, management and remediation of environmental contamination.

    For more conference information, please visit the Conference website.

    Early-bird registration deadline is July 31, 2011. For registration information, please visit here.

  • 9/13/2011

    2011 Industrial Environmental Management Lecture Series: Producers, Packaging, and Public Policy

     Details...

    Duncan Bury Consulting Webinar:
    "Canadian Approaches to EPR:The Road from Shared Stewardship to Full Producer Responsibility"

    With the start of the fall semester, the Industrial Environmental Program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is pleased to announce the second half of 2011 lecture series, PRODUCERS, PACKAGING, AND PUBLIC POLICY.

    The lecture series explores the topic of extended producer responsibility (EPR) and packaging.  Nestle Waters, an industry leader in exploring EPR issues, is the primary sponsor of this special lecture series.  The goal of the lecture series is to explore the advantages and disadvantages of the application of EPR to packaging waste and municipal solid waste more generally in the U.S. For more information on our lecture series, including recordings of previous lectures in the series, visit http://cie.research.yale.edu/lecture-series/2011-epr-lecture-series.html

    In its 21st year, the IEM Lecture Series brings speakers from companies and organizations to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to discuss the relationship between business and the environment.

    Click Here to register for the webinar

  • 9/14/2011

    9th Green Chemistry Conference - Madrid, Spain

     Details...

    IUCT, Universidad de Alcalá (a UNESCO world heritage site), and The Green Chemistry Network of Spain (REDQS) have the pleasure to invite all scientists and technologists involved in the application of green chemistry and engineering to the reduction of costs in fine chemistry and pharmaceutical chemical industry to actively participate in the 9th Green Chemistry Conference.

    The Conference offers an excellent occasion to become acquainted with and to discuss about the fundamental concepts of Green Chemistry, its current development and its applications for the reduction of the generation of pollutants and of their environmental burden.

    The Conference is a great occasion for young chemists to realize how much Chemistry improves our life and our future and to learn how to do it.

    Registration Information is here,  9th GCCPlease note Early Registration deadline is July 19th, 2011.

  • 9/16/2011

    Dr. Terry Collins to be plenary speaker at the Sustainable Chemistry Summit

     Details...

    KINGSTON, ON -- A visionary green chemistry researcher and inventor who has fostered the world's first generation of green chemists will be plenary speaker at GreenCentre Canada's inaugural Sustainable Chemistry Summit this September.
     
    Dr. Terry (Terrence J.) Collins is renowned worldwide for his discovery of a new class of catalysts to replace chlorine-based oxidants, a major source of environmental pollutants. Concerned about health problems related to pollutants generated by pesticides and pulp and paper processing in his native New Zealand, he set out to find a cleaner alternative.  Dr. Collins's discovery offers a wide range of applications, from pulp and paper production and water purification to the 'greening' of household chemicals such as laundry detergent and bleach.
     
    Dr. Collins is also revered as an educational trailblazer, creating the first course on green chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University in 1992.

    Details here

  • 10/3/2011

    The Future of Climate Change Nuisance Litigation: A panel discussion with Michael Gerrard, Kimberly Massicotte, Matt Pawa, and Stephen Susman

     Details...

    Monday, October 3, 2011 | 6:10 – 7:30 PM
    Yale Law School | Room 129
    127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511

    Join us Monday, October 3, for a panel discussion on the future of climate change tort litigation post American Electric Power Co. Inc. v. State of Connecticut. Featured speakers include Michael B. Gerrard, the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School; Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Massicotte, who is also head of the Environment Department at the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office; Matt Pawa, lead counsel for the non-profit organizations in the AEP litigation; and Stephen D. Susman, P.C., a litigator renowned for his representation of the coalition of 37 Texas cities opposing the permitting of TXU’s coal-fired electric plants. Doug Kysar, Joseph M. Field '55 Professor of Law, Yale Law School, will moderate.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Yale Environmental Law Student Association. Refreshments will be served.

    Speaker biographies available at http://envirocenter.yale.edu/calendar/63/81-The-Future-of-Climate-Change-Nuisance-Litigation.

    For more information, contact Susanne Stahl at Susanne.Stahl@yale.edu or Daniel Knudsen at Daniel.Knudsen@yale.edu.

  • 10/4/2011

    Greenbuild International Conference and Expo - October 4 - 7, 2011
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre

     Details...

    Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events.

    Early Registration by August 15, 2011. For more information please visit the registration here.

  • 10/4/2011

    2011 Industrial Environmental Management Lecture Series: Producers, Packaging, and Public Policy

     Details...

    Minal Mistry, GreenBlue Webinar:
    "Life Cycle Assessment and Packaging Design"

    With the start of the fall semester, the Industrial Environmental Program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is pleased to announce the second half of 2011 lecture series, PRODUCERS, PACKAGING, AND PUBLIC POLICY.

    The lecture series explores the topic of extended producer responsibility (EPR) and packaging.  Nestle Waters, an industry leader in exploring EPR issues, is the primary sponsor of this special lecture series.  The goal of the lecture series is to explore the advantages and disadvantages of the application of EPR to packaging waste and municipal solid waste more generally in the U.S. For more information on our lecture series, including recordings of previous lectures in the series, visit http://cie.research.yale.edu/lecture-series/2011-epr-lecture-series.html

    In its 21st year, the IEM Lecture Series brings speakers from companies and organizations to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to discuss the relationship between business and the environment.

    Click here to register for this webinar

  • 10/4/2011

    The Greening of Business and Society: Why It’s Unavoidable and How Companies Benefit From It

     Details...

    Andrew Winston FES ‘03, will give a talk entitled “The Greening of Business and Society: Why It’s Unavoidable and How Companies Benefit From It” at the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on Monday, October 3rd, at 5.30 p.m. in Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St.

    A globally recognized strategist on how business can profit from environmental thinking, Andrew Winston will explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green.  He will describe the strategies and tools the world's best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world.  Andrew will share stories of how leading companies use environmental thinking to build a strategic competitive advantage.  He makes the case that going green, especially during economic slowdowns, drives innovation and represents a new and fundamentally better way of doing business.

    This lecture is supported by the Center for Industrial Ecology, the Industrial Environmental Management & Energy Student Interest Group, and the Center for Business & the Environment.

  • 10/16/2011

    New Horizons Conference sponsored by Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)

     Details...

    The New Horizons Conference, sponsored by the Cleaning Products Division of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, is an opportunity for experienced cleaning products industry professionals to gather in an academic environment to learn about the latest technologies and discuss the challenges of emerging issues. An authoritative forum for senior cleaning products practitioners, it brings together respected professionals in the technical and academic fields and also attracts international participants and managers of commercial interests.

     

    Visit the website

  • 10/27/2011

    Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

     Details...

    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    The 2011 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference is sure to be a hotbed of collaborative learning and sharing – all in the name of advancing innovation for a sustainable future in Michigan.
    Green chemistry and engineering can revolutionize the way we work and live, by employing less toxic materials and processes in the manufacture and design of the products we use every day. While protecting human health and the environment, green chemistry and engineering can also help businesses create new markets, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge.

    For researchers, chemists, engineers, industry CEOs, students, educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers – anyone interested in Michigan’s march toward smart, sustainable growth – this
    conference is the opportunity to hear and share innovative ideas on how we can best “green up” Michigan through green chemistry and engineering.

    Don’t miss this information-packed day! Hear from leading experts in technology, chemistry, engineering, and economic development about the positive changes that are already happening here in Michigan, and what’s in store for the future.

    Registration fee is $100. Go to www.michigan.gov/greenup for more information and registration.

  • 11/4/2011

    International Conference on Chemistry of Phytopotentials: Health, Energy and Environmental perspectives - November 4-6, 2011

     Details...

    International Conference on Chemistry of Phytopotentials: Health, Energy and Environmental perspectives

    Location: Dayalbagh, Agra (India)

    Website: www.dei.ac.in/ConferenceWeb/cphee2011/CPHEE/index.html

    Description: The year 2011 is declared as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) by the United Nations Assembly. On this occasion, the present conference CPHEE 2011 aims to offer chemists from diverse areas a common platform to share the knowledge and unveil the chemistry and magic potentials of phytoproducts for the mankind.

  • 11/13/2011

    2011 Potable Reuse Conference - Potable Reuse: A Reliable Source for Our Future - Nov 13 - 15, 2011

     Details...

    The WateReuse Association will be holding its second specialty conference which will bring together leading experts to discuss critical factors in the success of potable reuse projects, including addressing regulatory issues, demonstrating environmental and economic viability, and enhancing public understanding and acceptance.

    For more information, visit the WaterReuse Association Conference page here.

  • 11/30/2011

    BizNGO for Safer Chemicals and Sustainable Materials, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2011, Framingham, MA

     Details...

    BizNGO is a collaboration of business and NGO leaders who promote the creation and adoption of safer chemicals and sustainable materials in a way that supports market transitions to a healthy economy, healthy environment and healthy people.

    For more information visit the event website: BizNGO 2011

    www.bizngo.org

    Location:
    Staples
    500 Staples Drive
    Framingham, MA 01702

  • 12/4/2011

    3rd Asia-Oceania Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry - Dec 4 -7, 2011, Melbourne, Australia

     Details...


    The 3rd Asia-Oceania Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (AOC-3) will be held in Melbourne, Australia on December 4 - 7, 2011. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas between practitioners in Green Chemistry, and to promote Green Chemistry in the Asia-Oceania region. For more conference information please visit 3rd Asia-Oceania Conference website here.

    Registration information please visit registration page here.

    Abstract submissions deadlines are: Oral Presentation, July 31, 2011 and Poster Presentation, October 31, 2011. More information here.

  • 2/2/2012

    Call for Papers: First International Conference on Environmental Challenges in Arid Regions

     Details...

    The Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES) is a research body established at King Abdul-Aziz University through the support of the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia. CEES objectives are oriented toward undertaking innovative research in the environmental fields of Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management.

    Registration and Submission:
    Interested participants planning to submit* an abstract are encouraged to visit the established (Oxfordabstracts submission website) in order to register* and submit the abstracts. On the other hand, for those who are planning for registration only are encouraged to visit the established (Oxfordabstracts registration website).


    The abstract will be reviewed by the Conference Scientific Committee regarding its scientific or technical contribution toward the Arid Regions Environmental Challenges. Author will be informed about the status of the abstract acceptance on September 25, 2011.?  *There will be NO FEES for attending the conference.

    For more information please visit the conference website here.

  • 2/6/2012

    First International Conference on Environmental Challenges in Arid  Regions - Feb 6 - 8, 2012

     Details...

    The Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES) is a research body established at King Abdul-Aziz University through the support of the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia. CEES objectives are oriented toward undertaking innovative research in the environmental fields of Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management. In this regard, the Center is organizing its First International Conference on Environmental Challenges in Arid Regions to debate scientific and practical research advancements on the topics of the conference, and to provide a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and dissemination of success stories.

     

    Visit the website

  • 2/16/2012

    Manufacturing Using Sustainable Chemistry - Feburary 16, 2012
    2nd Meeting at York Science Park

     Details...

    The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the Green Chemistry Centre (GCC) at the University of York are holding the second ‘Manufacturing Using Sustainable Chemistry’ Meeting on 16th February 2012 at the Innovation Centre, York  Science Park.

    This event will be centered on microwave-enhanced chemistry and the alternative uses of microwave heating. It will coincide with the opening of the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) on the York Science Park. The biorefinery R&D facility will be unique to the UK and will showcase state-of-the-art microwave-biomass processors and other clean chemical and white biotechnology with open-access to academic and industrial
    collaborators.

    The program for the day will consist of presentations, poster sessions and a tour of the BDC. Please see the link below for the flyer and registration form.

    http://www.musc-network.co.uk/flyer%20and%20form.pdf

    Visit website.

  • 3/13/2012

    4th International Bio-based Chemicals Conference in conjunction with the 7th Annual World Biofuels Markets Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - March 13 - 14, 2012

     Details...

    A growing number of bio-based chemicals are already in commercial production with several additional products expected to reach commercialization in the next few years. With advances in conversion methodologies and developments in achieving economies of scale, new building blocks and platform chemicals of bio-based origin are being developed and starting to compete effectively with their petrochemical equivalents.

    More information please visit Bio-based Chemicals Conference.

  • 4/12/2012

    Renewable & Sustainable Energy Technology Workshop (ReSET 2012) - University of California, April 12 & 13, 2012

     Details...

    The fellows of the Clean Energy for Green Industry IGERT (Clean Green IGERT) at the University of California, Los Angeles invite you to join them for the *Renewable & Sustainable Energy Technology Workshop (ReSET 2012)*, focusing on the effort to ReSET our economy from conventional to renewable technology. The workshop will be held at the California NanoSystems Institute.

    Free registration. Travel stipends are available to those who present
    posters.

    More information is available at: http://cleanenergy.ucla.edu/reset/

  • 6/4/2012

    16th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference - Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA: June 4-5, 2012

     Details...

    A program of more than 40 podium and poster presentations provides a focused and unique opportunity to learn about new developments and emerging trends in water reuse and desalination.

    Prominent speakers on the program include David Murillo, Deputy Commissioner for Operations at the Bureau of Reclamation; Andrew Benedek, the founder and former CEO of Zenon Environmental; Christopher Impellitteri of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Gary Amy from Saudi Arabia's Water Desalination and Reuse Center, KAUST.

    Advance Registration Deadline is Monday, May 21. Register Now!

    The hotel reservation deadline line is Saturday, May 12. Book a Room!

  • 6/18/2012

    16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, American Chemical Society & Green Chemistry Institute, Washington, DC June 18 - 20, 2012

     Details...

                                   

    Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability - The Role of Green Chemistry

    Chemists, engineers, researchers, policy analysts, managers/directors, venture capitalists, chemistry and engineering students. In short, any and everyone who has a commitment to and a passion for Green Chemistry!

    One Location, Three Days, and 20 Technical Sessions

    More information here: www.gcande.org

  • 8/19/2012

    Advance Your Understanding of Green Chemistry, ACS Green Chemistry Institute® offering three green chemistry workshops

     Details...

    The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® will be offering three green chemistry workshops at the upcoming 244th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. The workshops include; “Introductory Green Chemistry;” “Intermediate Green Chemistry;” and “Advanced Green Chemistry.” The workshops range from introducing the concepts of green chemistry, taking a deeper dive into the business case studies, metrics and tools of green chemistry, to a full-day advanced workshop with in-depth business case studies on the application of green chemistry across a variety of areas. For more information contact us at gci@acs.org or (202) 872-6102.

  • 8/25/2012

    Call for Papers! 4th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry - Foz do Iguaçu/PR, Brazil, 8/25 - 29, 2012

     Details...

                                                             Flyer       

    The 4th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry (4th ICGC) will focus on broad topics such as benign synthesis/process, green chemistry for energy/production, chemicals from renewable resources, green engineering, education in green chemistry, and engineering and policy.

    The conference will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, located in the heart of South America, on the border of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Foz do Iguaçu is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Latin America, with incomparable natural richness.

    Deadline for Oral Poster and/or Presentations:  May 5, 2012.  Early Registration by May 15, 2012

    For more information: 4th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry Homepage

  • 9/30/2012

    4th International EcoSummit 2012 - Ecological Sustainability
    Restoring the Planet's Ecosystem Services - Sept 30 - Oct 5, 2012

     Details...

         

    The international ecosummit will explore innovative science-based strategies that are socially and culturally acceptable to create, manage, and restore these ecosystems, ensuring that society has access to all these ecosystem services.

    Our aim is to provide a high-profile platform for dialogue among researchers, planners and decision-makers to develop a better understanding of the complex nature of ecological systems and the means to protect and enhance their services.

    For more information about the summit and abstract submission please visit: 4th International Eco Summit here.

  • 10/3/2012

    Third International Symposium on Green Chemistry for Environment, Health and Development;  October 3-5, 2012, Skiathos Island, Greece

     Details...

                                                            

    First announcement - Call for Papers

    The main symposium goal is to bring scientists, professionals and researchers from various areas together to present and discuss topics related to Green Chemistry for a better environment, a healthier life and green development.

    All scientists, professionals, researchers, environmentalists and policy makers involved or interested in the area of the conference are invited to present papers relating to the conference topics.

    More information for the Symposium can be found at the webpage:
    www.greenchem3.prd.uth.gr

  • 10/24/2012

    New England Green Chemistry Success Showcase 2012: Year in Review

     Details...

    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
     
    Boston, Massachusetts

    This New England Green Chemistry Success Showcase is an opportunity to describe advances made in green chemistry and safer, healthier sustainable products by the New England Green Chemistry Initiative work groups: business and venture capital, health care and nongovernmental organizations, academia and government entities, over the past year. 

    The morning session will feature opening remarks by EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding; Jim Jones, Acting Asst. Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; and John Warner, President of the Warner Babcock Institute. We will also hear presentations from leaders in various sectors that employ green chemistry principles. 

    Through group discussion, we hope to identify future opportunities to move green chemistry to the next level and to brainstorm about ideas, priority issues, and occasions to leverage skills and resources.   
    There will be ample time to network with colleagues and experts and to view materials from our work groups. 

    Please note that all attendees must 
    register by October 19, 2012 

    This will be a green conference.  We encourage you to bring your own name tag. 
    We will provide light refreshments and encourage you to bring reusable mugs. 

    This meeting is being held in a fully accessible facility. 
    Please call Lucy Casella (617) 918-1759 with any specific accessibility questions. 

    We look forward to your participation on October 24th!

  • 11/1/2012

    Call for Papers for The 2nd World Sustainability Forum - Online Conference Forum Open November 1 - 30, 2012

     Details...

    The 2nd World Sustainability Forum will cover research in many areas relating to sustainability and sustainable development, and includes sessions in many important areas:

    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    • Social Values for a Sustainable Economy
    • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources
    • Sustainable Urban Development
    • Sustainable Development Policy and Practice
    • Sustainability Assessment and Policies
    • Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity

    The conference will be completely free of charge, both to attend and for authors to publish and is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Sustainability. Selected papers will be published in the journal Sustainability.

    Please submit your abstract with max 2500 character (in English) by September 15, 2012. Abstracts should be submitted online at www.wsforum.org. All submissions will be reviewed by our scientific committee. For accepted abstracts, a full draft paper should be submitted by October 20, 2012.  

    Time Schedule
        •    Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 September 2012
        •    Notification of Acceptance: 30 September 2012
        •    Deadline for Submission of Full Paper: 20 October 2012
        •    Forum Open: 1-30 November 2012

  • 11/7/2012

    Great Lakes Green Chemistry Newwork, Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Webina with David Widawsky, "Amplifying and Leveraging the Imperative of Green Chemistry"

     Details...

    Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network
    Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse
    Webinar 

    WEDNESDAY, November 7, 2012
    A WEBINAR WITH DAVID WIDAWSKY

    "Amplifying and Leveraging the Imperative of Green Chemistry"

    3 p.m. Eastern
    2p.m. Central 
    12 Noon  Pacific 

    Join us for a webinar with David Widawsky, Director (Acting) of the Economics, Exposure, and Technology Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Green chemistry has, for years, been providing environmental and economic benefits through improvements in manufacturing and processing of products and materials. As innovation in green chemistry continues to extend these benefits into more products and processes, realizing the benefits of green chemistry will depend on how effectively markets integrate these innovations into manufacturing and processing business models. Through public and private partnering, EPA is seeking ways to amplify the innovative imperative of green chemistry, and the talk will focus on the approaches that EPA is pursuing.

     

    REGISTER ONLINE!

  • 11/11/2012

    SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting

     Details...

    November 11-15, 2012
    Long Beach, California 

    http://longbeach.setac.org/

  • 12/6/2012

    ACS Webinar: Rational Design of Safer Chemicals with Julie Zimmerman and Joseph Fortunak

     Details...

    Green Chemistry involves more than reduce, reuse & recycle, it can mean using better designed products that are less toxic and more sustainable. Join Dr. Julie Zimmerman as she explains how rational design can create the next generation of molecules.

    What You Will Learn

    • The role of Green Chemistry in innovation
    • Molecular design guidelines for reduced acute and chronic toxicity
    • Correlation of physiochemical properties to toxicity endpoints
    • Use of mechanistic toxicology to advance the design of safer chemicals
    • And much more!

     

    Webinar Details

    • Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
    • Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
    • Fee: Free 

    Meet Your Experts

    Dr. Julie Beth Zimmerman is an 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.  Dr. Zimmerman also serves as the Acting Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale.

    Joseph Fortunak is a PhD organic chemist. He spent 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as head of global chemical development at Abbott Labs (2004). Joseph is a professor at Howard University, specializing in green chemistry and global access to medicines. He works with organizations including the WHO, UNITAID, the Clinton Foundation, and the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy.

    Acknowledgements
    This episode of ACS Webinars™ is co-produced with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Learn more about green chemistry and sustainability at http://www.acs.org/gci.

    The Fine Print
    ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.

     

    Register online! http://acswebinars.org/rational-design

  • 12/11/2012

    Toxicology and Sustainable Molecular Design Conference
    University of Connecticut 

     Details...

    This conference will bring together toxicologists and chemists to explore opportunities for linkage and integration in order to strengthen sustainability of molecular design and achieve greater impact in the implementation of the principles of green chemistry across the scientific community. 

    Who should attend:

    Toxicologists, Chemists, Environmental scientists or
    anyone interested in designing safer, healthier and sustainable products and processes 

    December 11, 2012
     
    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
     

    Speakers:

    Terry Collins, Center for Green Chemistry, Carnegie-Mellon University
    Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut
    Fred Gungerich, Vanderbilt University
    Stephen DeVito, U.S. EPA
    Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
     

    Registration Deadline: December 9, 2012


    Register now 

  • 1/25/2013

    Minnesota Green Chemistry 2013: Beakers to Business Plans

     Details...

    Minnesota Green Chemistry 2013: Beakers to Business Plans
    University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

    The Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum presents our third annual green chemistry conference entitled, 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 of Yale University, one of the “fathers of green chemistry,” will present one of the keynotes

    Visit the website!

  • 3/20/2013

    National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program free webinar:  
    ECOS-EPA-NPPR P2 And Safer Chemistry Webinar

     Details...

    Join the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program for a free webinar: Exploring the Toxics Release Inventory’s Pollution Prevention Information:  A New Resource and a P2 Provider’s Perspective.

    This webinar will provide an overview of the pollution prevention and waste management data collected by the TRI Program and introduce participants to a new search tool that makes this information easy to access, visualize, and use.  Additionally, participants will hear about the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), how they use the TRI information, and how they plan to integrate the new pollution prevention tool into their outreach activities.

    Featured presenters will include:
    -Daniel Teitelbaum, Pollution Prevention Staff Lead, TRI Program Division, Office of Environmental Information, US EPA
    -Laura Babcock, Ph.D., Director, MnTAP
    -Robert Lundquist, Senior Engineer, MnTAP

    Registration: 
    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/269134136

  • 4/8/2013

    “Using Product Take-backto Compete in the World of Consumer Goods” 
    A Conversation with Eric Hudson

     Details...

    “Using Product Take-backto Compete in the World of Consumer Goods”
    A Conversation with Eric Hudson, Founder & CEO and John Lively, Director, Environmental & Material Science of Preserve

    Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St. New Haven CT
     
    Lecture 4:00-5:30PM, April 8, 2013
    Free and Open to the Public, Light Refreshments Provided

    Eric Hudson, Founder & CEO, and John Lively, Director of Environmental and Material Science at Preserve, will speak at the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on Monday, April 8th at 4:00PM in the Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St.  The talk, entitled “Using Product Take-back to Compete in the World of Consumer Goods” is organized by the Industrial Environmental Management (IEM) Program.

    In its 22nd year, the IEM Lecture Series brings speakers from companies and organizations to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to discuss the relationship between business and the environment. This year the lecture series explores Industrial Ecology as a Source of Competitive Advantage. Concepts such as loop-closing, by-product exchange, extended producer responsibility (EPR) and sustainable supply chain management and tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA) and, material flow analysis are characteristic of the field of industrial ecology.  The lecture series brings business executives to campus to discuss how their use of these approaches affects their strategy, profitability and their position in the market.

    Preserve is a consumer goods company and producer of 100% recycled plastic products.  The company collects and processes used polypropylene—#5 plastics—to make personal care, tableware and kitchen products.  Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Preserve has partnered with prominent brands such as Stonyfield Farm, Tom’s of Maine, Brita, Burt’s Bees and Whole Foods to take-back used packaging and convert it into recyclable consumer products.

    Eric Hudson founded Preserve in 1996. A native of Massachusetts, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Boston College and earned his MBA, with distinction, from Babson College.  He comes from a family rich in entrepreneurship including grandparents who were the founders of Brookstone. He worked in operations management and trading at Fidelity over the course of 6 years.  After business school, he established his own consulting firm, Hudson Consulting. John Lively has led Preserve’s efforts in innovative material development and sustainability projects as the Director of Environment and Material Science for over thirteen years.

    Ongoing funding for the IEM Lecture Series is provided by the Joel Omura Kurihara Fund. For more information about the lecture series, please see http://cie.research.yale.edu/events/lecture-series/2012-2013-lecture-series or contact us at cie@yale.edu, 203-432-6953.

  • 4/22/2013

    Eco-industrial Parks through the Eyes of a Real Estate Developer:Building ReVenture Park in North Carolina

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    Eco-industrial Parks through the Eyes of a Real Estate Developer:Building ReVenture Park in North Carolina

    Tom McKittrick
    President & Founder of Forsite Development, Inc.

     

    Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St. New Haven CT
    Lecture 1:00-2:00PM, April 22, 2013
    Free and Open to the Public, Light Refreshments Provided 

    Tom McKittrick, President and Founder of Forsite Development, Inc., will speak at the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on Monday, April 22nd at 1:00PM in the Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St.  The talk, entitled “Eco-industrial Parks through the Eyes of a Real Estate Developer: Building ReVenture Park in North Carolina” is organized by the Industrial Environmental Management (IEM) Program.

    Forsite is a commercial real estate development firm focused exclusively on acquiring corporate surplus industrial real estate for the purpose of redeveloping these properties in an economically and environmentally responsible way.  Forsite’s most ambitious project to date is “ReVenture Park”, a 667 acre re-development of a shuttered chemical plant located in Charlotte, NC—formerly listed as a Federal Superfund site—into an eco-industrial park.  The site’s extensive infrastructure is being repositioned to attract clean energy projects including renewables, alternative fuel, and recycling projects.  Additionally the site’s excess acreage is being enhanced with wetland, stream restoration, and nutrient mitigation banks.

    In its 22nd year, the IEM Lecture Series brings speakers from companies and organizations to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to discuss the relationship between business and the environment. This year the lecture series explores Industrial Ecology as a Source of Competitive Advantage. Concepts such as loop-closing, by-product exchange, and sustainable supply chain management and tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA) and, material flow analysis are characteristic of the field of industrial ecology.  The lecture series will bring business executives to campus to discuss how their use of these approaches affects their strategy, profitability and their position in the market.

    Tom McKittrick manages all aspects of Forsite Development’s operations.  Prior to starting Forsite, Tom worked for 10 years and Senior Vice President of Development for Indianapolis based Lauth Property Group.  Mr. McKittrick has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Finance from Ball State University.

    Ongoing funding for the IEM Lecture Series is provided by the Joel Omura Kurihara Fund. For more information about the lecture series, please see http://cie.research.yale.edu/events/lecture-series/2012-2013-lecture-series or contact us at cie@yale.edu, 203-432-6953.

  • 4/23/2013

    National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program free webinar:  
    Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Consumer Product Paint Strippers

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    (This Webinar hosted by WSPPN and NPPR is part of the Safery Chemistry Challenge Program Series)

    Methylene chloride has been used for many years in consumer product paint strippers that are purchased from Home Depot, paint supply and hardware stores.  The strippers are used by consumers, small furniture stripping companies, contractors, boatyards and various other businesses to strip a range of items.  The chemical is a carcinogen and acute exposure to methylene chloride strippers is linked to two deaths in California in the last few years.  This presentation will describe two projects that focused on developing, testing and demonstrating safer alternatives to methylene chloride consumer product paint strippers.  It will also focus on the actions California agencies could take to restrict the use of the strippers.  

    Dr. Katy Wolf is director of the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA), a nonprofit organization established in 1989.  IRTA identifies, develops, tests and demonstrates safer alternatives for industrial and consumer product applications.  IRTA also performs emerging and advanced technology demonstrations that reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous substances.  IRTA’s work focuses heavily on solvent alternatives in cleaning, dry cleaning, electronics, paint stripping, coatings, lubricants and adhesives.  Over the last 20 years, IRTA’s projects have led to a reduction in the use of hazardous substances in California of more than 100 tons per day.  Dr. Wolf spent fourteen years at the Rand Corporation, where she performed research on alternatives to ozone depleting substances and chlorinated solvents. Dr. Wolf has authored more than 200 publications. She has a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics.

    Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/477986714 

  • 5/15/2013

    NPPR's Safer Chemistry Challenge Program free webinar:
    State Profiles in Chemical Policy Implementaion

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    States in the U.S. are taking the lead in chemicals policy, resulting in a changing regulatory landscape for companies to navigate. This webinar will provide an overview of current state legislation with different perspectives from across the country. Attendees will learn about the variety of strategies and approaches being used in legislation including chemicals of concern, restricted substances lists, targeted sectors and products, and alternatives assessment tools. 

    This webinar is part of NPPR's Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Webinar Series and co-hosted with the P2 Policy and Integration Workgroup. 

    Presenters: 

    Kerri Malinowski 
    Maine Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management 

    Cathy O'Dell 
    Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 

    Carol Kraege 
    Washington Department of Ecology

    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6320199893137107200 

  • 6/18/2013

    17th Annual ACS GCI Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

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    The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), held June 18-20, 2013 in the Washington DC area, is an opportunity for you—whether you’re a scientist, decision-maker, student, or advocate—to propel your understanding of green chemistry and engineering forward, build valuable connections, and share your research and insights with others.

    GC&E offers three days of programming including world-renowned keynote speakers, 3 poster sessions and more than 25 technical sessions on subjects such as catalysis, green chemistry in medicinal science, measurements and metrics, and curriculum innovations. Attendees will have ample time to network, browse the Green Expo and meet with vendors, or get out and enjoy a night with colleagues. Brought to you by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and our conference sponsors, GC&E continues to grow as and evolve as we enter our 17th year.

     

    Visit The Website

  • 6/18/2013

    Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass (TMFB) International Workshoping and International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence 

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    Call for Papers 

    TMFB International Workshop and International Conference 
    June 18th – 20th, 2013, Aachen, Germany 
    Visit The Website 

    The following topics will be adressed in separate sessions during the conference: 

    • Biomass Fractionation and Pre-treatment
    • Enzymatic and Catalytic Biomass Processing
    • Catalytic Synthesis and Conversion of Biomass-based Streams to Platform Molecules and Fuels 
    • (Bio-)refinery Process Optimization 
    • Injection, Ignition and Combustion of Biofuels 
    • Combustion Process and Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Optimization of Biofuels 

     

    The conference aims to transport the successful interdisciplinary approach of TMFB to the public, enabling experts from different fields such as chemistry, biology, process and mechanical engineering to discuss common challenges and find promising solutions. 

    We would therefore like to invite you to contribute to this conference with a presentation of your work in the above mentioned fields. Please send in a 1-page summary of your topic to Florian Kremer (kremer@vka.rwth-aachen.de).
    The deadline for the submission will be January 31st, 2013. 

    In case of any questions regarding the submission or the conference in general, please do not hesitate to contact the Cluster Office, more information on TMFB and the cluster office can be found on the following page. 

    Confirmed Invited Speakes 

    The conference sessions will completed by key note lectures from experts of all addressed disciplines: 

    • Tom Welton, Professor of Sustainable Chemistry, Imperial College London 
    • Philip de Goey, Chair for Combustion Technology, University of Eindhoven 
    • Ion Marius Sivebæk, Institute for Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark 
    • Jens Nielsen, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology 
    • Charles Westbrook, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, USA 
    • Ulrich Kramer, Ford GmbH, Research and Advanced Powertrain Engineering, Cologne 

     

    Information on the cluster of excellence Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass 

    In 2007, the cluster of excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass (TMFB)” was established at RWTH Aachen University. Within this cluster chemists, biologists, chemical engineers and combustion engineers work hand in hand to develop and investigate completely new types of biofuels. This is done in an interdisciplinary approach: On the one hand the application of optimized synthesis processes and the development of new catalytic pathways aim to sustainably produce biomass-based synthetic fuels. On the other hand new combustion technologies are being developed to further optimize the energy conversion in the internal combustion engine and thereby reduce the dependency on fossil fuels. The long-term goal is to determine the optimal combination of fuel components and their production, which is based on renewable raw materials and new combustion processes. 

    Every year an "International Workshop" is hosted in Aachen to present the latest results and to strengthen the interdisciplinary research work of the cluster of excellence. In 2013, for the first time, the workshop will be transformed into an international conference, opening up the stage for experts from around the globe to present their work in the fields of synthesis, production and combustion of modern biofuels. 

    Contact: 

    Fuel Design Center Aachen 
    Florian Kremer 
    c/o Institute for Combustion Engines 
    RWTH Aachen University 
    Tel.: +49 241 80-95352 
    kremer@vka.rwth-aachen.de 
    www.fuelcenter.rwth-aachen.de 
    facebook.com/tailormadefuelsfrombiomass 

  • 9/21/2013

    One Day Universe, Liberty Science Center, NYC & NJ

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    One Day Universe

    Big History is a single narrative account of the 13.7 billion-year history of our universe, the 4.5 billion-year evolution of our planet, the 6 million-year rise of our species, and the 10,000-year accelerating drama of human civilization. It is a handbook in global 21st century citizenship and a foundation for systemic improvement of our STEM education.

    One Day Universe will bring together the brightest and most innovative minds in science, technology, engineering, math, and beyond for an inspired and entertaining conference featuring short-format talks, workshops, exhibitions, and Little Big History interactive experiences.

     

    Learn More: onedayuniverse.org

  • 12/6/2013

    3rd Industrial Green Chemistry World-  Convention & Ecostystem (IGCW-2013)

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    Date: 6th, 7th & 8th December 2013
    Venue: Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Center

    • Focused industrial platform for chemistry-intensive sectors:  API-Pharmaceuticals, Fine & Specialty, Agro-chemicals, Dyes & Pigment intermediate manufacturing companies world-wide
    • Gathering of over 500 senior representatives and over 1500 invited visitors attending the niche IGCW-EXPO 
    • More than 20 case-study presentations by global industry leaders, distinguished experts and green chemistry stalwarts 
    • Over 50 companies showcasing their ‘green’ chemistry & engineering technologies and solutions to address your manufacturing & process relevant environmental, regulations and resource challenges with a profit-centric approach. 

    Visit the website! http://www.industrialgreenchem.com

  • 12/18/2013

    Business Value Creation Through Green Chemistry

     Details...

    http://www.epa.gov/region1/greenchemistry/business/index.html

    Join leaders from business and industry, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, non-profit groups, U.S. EPA and others involved in the application of green chemistry principles to bring high value products to the market that are safer, healthier and more sustainable. The demand for non-toxic purchasing has been advanced by influential coalitions from healthcare, children’s product advocacy and other industry sectors, thereby spurring amazing innovation that demonstrates the natural synergy between designing less hazardous products and economic opportunity; in other words, “doing well by doing good”.

  • 1/15/2014

    Julie Zimmerman -- Assessment Informed Design: Innovative Examples from Water, Energy, and Material Systems

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  • 1/21/2014

    GC3 Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series – Toxicology and Why You Should Care

     Details...

    Event status: Not started (Register)
    Date and time: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:00 pm 
    Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) 
    Change time zone
    Duration: 1 hour
    Description:
    As companies review or develop new products and production processes, chemicals that may be of concern can be designed out. One field that is essential for the design of safer chemicals, materials and processes is the field of toxicology. Historically, the fields of chemistry and toxicology have worked separately – with one focused on design and the other on environmental health and safety. By bridging the gap between chemistry and toxicology, innovative, safer products can be developed and regrettable substitutions can be avoided. 

    In the second webinar of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council Green Chemistry Education series, three toxicologists, Drs. Steven Gilbert, Cal Baier-Anderson and Rob Roy will provide an overview of the science of toxicology and how it can be used to design and evaluate safer products.
  • 2/3/2014

    Yale Physics Club: Steven Koonin, CUSP@NYU, “The Promise of Urban Science”

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    Event time: 
    Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 
    Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), 57
    See map
    217 Prospect St.
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (Location is wheelchair accessible)


    Event description: 
    For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas; in just a few more decades, the world’s population will exceed 9 billion, 70 percent of whom will live in cities. Enabling those cities to deliver services effectively, efficiently, and sustainably while keeping their citizens safe, healthy, prosperous, and well-informed will be among the most important undertakings in this century. I will review how we are establishing a center for urban science and focus on bringing informatics to the study and operation of big systems. I will touch on the rational, the structural, and the substance of the centers work and the ways in which it will enrich NYC and contribute to global issues.


    See more at: http://physics.yale.edu/event/physics-club-steven-koonin-cuspnyu-promise-urban-science#sthash.BCoZbI3e.dpuf

  • 2/19/2014

    Live YouTube Interview with Paul Anastas

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  • 2/25/2014

    The Center for Responsible Business and Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program present:The Price of Climate Risk

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    The Center for Responsible Business and Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program present:

    The Price of Climate Risk

    Speaker: Robert Litterman, Chairman-Risk Committee, Kepos Capital
    Date: February 25, 2014
    Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM 
    Location: Wells Fargo Room (C420), Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
    Refreshments: Lunch will not be served but attendees are welcome to bring their own to the talk

    About the Event: 
    A collaborative global decision on carbon dioxide emissions pricing must be made soon or the risk of a catastrophic incident linked to the warming of the earth will rise, warns Robert Litterman, who is chairman of the risk committee at Kepos Capital and recently retired from a 23-year career in risk management at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.  He appeals to a free market philosophy that recognizes increasing risk should come with a price, and suggests that key stakeholders must recognize the inherent risk in emissions, determine the cost of that risk to society, and price that risk accordingly.

    About the Speaker:
     

    Bob Litterman

    Bob Litterman recently retired from a 23-year career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in research, risk management, investments and thought leadership roles. He oversaw the Quantitative Investment Strategies Group, a portfolio management business formerly known as the Quantitative Equities and Quantitative Strategies groups, and Global Investment Strategies, an institutional investment research group. Bob is Chairman of the advisory board at Kepos Capital, and for the past six years he has been one of three external advisors to Singapore's Government Investment Corporation (GIC). Bob was named a partner of Goldman Sachs in 1994 and became head of the firm-wide risk function. Prior to that role, he was co-head of the Fixed Income Research and Model Development Group with Fischer Black.

    During his tenure at Goldman, Bob researched and published a number of groundbreaking papers in asset allocation and risk management. He is the co-developer of the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model, a key tool in investment management, and has co-authored books including The Practice of Risk Management and Modern Investment Management: An Equilibrium Approach (Wiley & Co.). Bob earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University. He currently serves on a number of boards, including Commonfund, the Sloan Foundation and World Wildlife Fund.

    About the Event Hosts: 
    This event is co-hosted by the Center for Responsible Business and Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program.

     

    Visit the website to register
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-price-of-climate-risk-registration-10104620191

  • 3/6/2014

    Making Green with Green Chemistry
    Luncheon/Webcast of March 6, 2014 at the Yale Club in New York

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    Following three years of successful panels, we will update with another report from the Green Chemicals market: An editor from ChemicalWeek and Neil A.Burns LLC’s managing partner will moderate a panel that will examine what works and what makes sense in this market with huge potential.

    Read more and register

  • 3/18/2014

    ‘Greening Your Research’ Workshop at Spring 2014 ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX

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    Are you a graduate or undergraduate student? 
    Are you interested in how you can apply green chemistry to your research, lab, or thesis?

    With constant news like catalysis breakthroughs and multinational chemical firms transitioning from carbon-intensive petroleum to renewable feedstocks, it is clear that green chemistry is the central science to enable a more sustainable world.  As conventional reagents and key elements become increasingly scarce and costly, it is crucial that young chemists and engineers understand how to make their research greener.

    To help meet this need the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is offering a full-day workshop where current graduate and undergraduate students can learn and practice how to evaluate the impact of chemicals and syntheses, and practice determining the greenest options. Most importantly, participating students have the opportunity to assess their own research with synthetic, analytical, and process experts. Throughout the day students will apply the ideas and tools learned in the workshop to their thesis, undergraduate lab, or even a class lab. Join us to learn how to apply green chemistry and engineering principles in the lab today and create more sustainable solutions for tomorrow!

    Date: March 18, 2014
    Time: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    Cost: $50.00
    *Lunch provided!

    Undergraduate and graduate students attending the ACS National Meeting can apply to the workshop by sending a completed application to gci@acs.org with “Greening Your Research” as the subject. Space is limited, so be sure to send your application by February 28, 2014!

    And if you are not yet registered for the National Meeting, you can register here. Take advantage of the early bird discount before February 6th!

     

    Check out the website

  • 3/26/2014

    Curt Spalding -- Energy and Climate Change: Our Challenges and Opportunities

     Details...

    http://environment.yale.edu/events/detail/60065/

     

    Spalding

  • 3/31/2014

    2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference Innovating for Success with Julie Zimmerman as a keynote speaker

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    Join leaders from industry, academia, government, non-profits, U.S. EPA Region 5, and those involved in the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program for these exciting events.

    Learn first-hand about the business case for Green Chemistry and how companies can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities to help them move forward in their own effort to promote sustainability. Network with others who are interested in adopting green chemistry principles to advance economic development and a healthy environment in the Great Lakes region.

    More details.

  • 4/8/2014

    Request for Proposal

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    The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is seeking proposals for a $50,000 research grant for the development of methodology for greener alternatives to the reduction of amides. Deadline for proposals is June 4, 2014

    See full description here!

  • 4/28/2014

    Early Bird Registration for GC&E Extended Until May 16, 2014

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    Early Bird Registration for GC&E Extended Until May 16, 2014

    Save up to $100 now and attend the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E).  

    Hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® - June 17-19, 2014, Bethesda, MD - 

     

    GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. Over three days of programming featuring more than 25 technical sessions, you can explore green chemistry and engineering advancements, while attending poster sessions, the green exhibit hall, networking events, and keynote lectures. Other special events include the GC&E Student Workshop (held on June 16th), a Careers Workshop, and a 2014 GC&E Business Plan Competition. Learn more about the green chemistry conference and register today. gcande.org

  • 5/14/2014

    May 2014 Webinar of the Phone Seminar Series on Green Chemistry


     Details...

    Space is limited.
    Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/746615865

    The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network, Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse, Great Lakes Green Chemistry Student Network, and Michigan Green Chemistry Education Network, presents:

    A webinar by:
    Julie A. Haack, PhD
    Coordinator Green Product Design Network
    Assistant Department Head and Senior Instructor
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    University of Oregon

    Students on campuses around the world are expressing a strong interest in sustainability, and are often frustrated by the lack of knowledge and intellectual tools available to facilitate decision-making and innovation in this area. At the same time, employers are seeking employees with greater familiarity with sustainable innovation. Educators realize that sustainable chemical innovation is complex and requires a broad and sophisticated mix of approaches and educational strategies. Green chemistry offers an important set of design principles that successfully fuels sustainable innovation.

    To date, green chemistry education has been targeted at chemistry courses, in particular organic and general chemistry labs (1-4). At the University of Oregon, we have been exploring the integration of green chemistry across the university curriculum as a way to drive innovation by clarifying the connections between societal needs and chemical solutions. As the audience for green chemistry expands beyond the traditional chemistry curriculum, educators will be challenged to design innovative educational materials that meet the growing demand for knowledge and intellectual tools to address sustainable development. During this presentation I will describe what we have learned from infusing green chemistry into the general science curriculum for non-science majors and into professional courses including product design, architecture and journalism and communications (5). I will describe the exciting opportunities and challenges associated with! this work and also highlight some of the emerging design strategies that are proving catalytic in developing new educational materials to meet the emerging demand.

    Acknowledgments

    I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of my colleagues at the University of Oregon who have been integral to the design, development and implementation of the integrative educational activities that have contributed to this work including J. Andrew Berglund, James E. Hutchison, Darren W. Johnson, Mark C. Lonergan, and David R. Tyler from the UO Department of Chemistry and Center for Green Chemistry; Kiersten Muenchinger from the UO Product Design Program; Erin Moore from the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts; Kim Sheehan from the UO School of Journalism and Communications, and John Frazier from Nike, Inc.

    References

    1. S.M. Reed and J.E. Hutchison, J. Chem. Educ., 2000, 77,1627.

    2. I.J. Levy, J.A. Haack, J.E. Hutchison and M.M. Kirchhoff, J. Chem. Educ., 2005, 82, 974.

    3. J. Andraos and A.P. Dicks, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2012,13, 69.

    4. L.E. Pence and M.M. Kirchhoff, J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90, 510.

    5. J.A. Haack, J.A. Berglund, J.E. Hutchison, D.W. Johnson, M.C. Lonergan and D.R. Tyler, J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90, 515.

     
    Title:

    Green Chemistry Education: Not Just for Chemists Anymore

    Date:

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Time:

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

     
    After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

     
    System Requirements
    PC-based attendees
    Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

     
    Mac®-based attendees
    Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

     
    Mobile attendees
    Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

  • 5/30/2014

    May 30 Deadline to register for the ACS GCI Student Workshop

     Details...

    Students attending the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 17-19, 2014, have the opportunity to attend a full-day workshop on the preceding day, June 16. The workshop will show you how to evaluate the impact of chemicals and determine the greenest options for your lab processes.

    Dr. Marty Mulvihill, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, will be leading the workshop at the American Chemical Society’s National Headquarters in downtown Washington DC.  The following experts will also be on hand to mentor, lecture, and engage students in innovative green chemistry activities:

    ·       Marie Bourgeois of University of South Florida
    ·       David Constable, Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®
    ·       Doug Raynie, South Dakota State University
    ·       . . . and more

    This opportunity is free to undergrad, graduate, and post doc students who are already attending the conference. The deadline to sign up for the workshop is May 30th at 5:00 p.m. ET

    Discount student housing is also available for conference attendees. Visit the gcande.org for details and registration.

  • 6/17/2014

    18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

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    This year, the conference theme of this ACS hosted event is “Advancing Chemistry, Innovating for Sustainability”.  It highlights innovations in the science and application of greener chemistry & engineering needed to build a more sustainable future. Over three days, a wide array of topics will be covered—with 5 concurrent sessions every morning and afternoon with over 9 themes and a poster session.   

    Check out the website for more details! ACS Green Chemistry and http://www.gcande.org/

  • 6/23/2014

    Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLC) and Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) 2014 Grantees Meeting

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    Monday June 23rd, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday June 24th, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

    EPA Potomac Yards South
    Conference Center
    2777 S. Crystal Drive
    Arlington, VA 22202

    Click here to register (Registration is FREE!): http://www.epa.gov/ncer/events/#june2314

    Summary

    This grantee workshop will feature funded research projects recently awarded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemistry (CHE) collaborations. On Day 1, the Principal Investigators (PIs) from each grant will discuss their project plans and progress thus far. On Day 2, Network PIs will provide information about any challenges they’ve encountered and ideas about potential new collaborations.

    NSMDS researchers are working in transdisciplinary fields to promote the development of safe and sustainable chemicals, as well as safe and sustainable synthetic procedures. NSMDS grant recipients include Yale University, University of Kansas, University of Arizona, and Colorado State University. For more information on these four grants, visit http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129235&org=NSF&from=news.

    NCCLC researchers are working to promote the development of transdisciplinary systems- and molecular-level understanding of the life cycle of important (relevant) synthetic chemicals and materials (including nanomaterials), as these distribute and potentially are altered through use in society and interaction with the built and natural environments. NCCLC grant recipients include University of California, Santa Barbara and Arizona State University. For more information on these two grants, visit http://epa.gov/ncer/ncclcs.

    Featured University Awards

    Improving Material Safety through the Minimization of Oxidative Stress Potential – A Mechanistic Understanding of ROS Generation in In Vitro and In Vivo Systems: Yale University
    This project will use rational chemical design guidelines in early-stage predictive and screening applications to minimize toxic effects from molecules.

    Sustainable Chemical Innovations by an Integrated Design Approach: University of Kansas
    This project will use a combination of molecular modeling, synthesis reactor engineering, kinetic studies and life cycle assessments to develop and optimize the design of industrial catalytic processes to reduce environmental impact.

    Molecular Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Green Glycolipid Surfactants: University of Arizona
    This project will use the recent discovery of versatile, green syntheses of glycolipids to provide new insights into the surfactant structure-function relationship and drive advances in molecular design.

    Computational Design and Synthetic Exploitation of Earth-Abundant-Sourced Photocatalysis for C-X Activation: Colorado State University
    This project will make, measure, and model molecules to promote the development of novel, safe, sustainable and catalytic synthetic procedures.

    Network for Rapid Assessment of Chemical Life Cycle Impact: University of California, Santa Barbara
    This project will develop an open-access, online tool, called the Chemical Life Cycle Builder, to evaluate life cycle impacts of chemicals and materials at an early stage of the chemical development process.

    Life Cycle of Nanomaterials (LCnano): Arizona State University
    This project will evaluate the trade-offs between using nanomaterials to improve the functionality of consumer products and the potential risk to humans and the environment.

    The EPA/NSF Sustainability of Chemical Management Grants

    Many industrial and manufacturing sectors require the large scale production, transport, and use of nanomaterials and chemicals. However, the impact that these materials have on populations at different stages of the chemical life cycles is still unknown. As nanomaterials and chemicals become ubiquitous in today’s society, it is extremely important to fully understand their impacts throughout their life cycle, including their design, manufacture, use and disposal.

    In 2012, EPA and NSF partnered to encourage collaboration in applying principles of sustainability to chemical management issues, including the design, manufacture, use and disposal/recycling of chemicals and nanomaterials. In support of these joint efforts, NSF awarded more than $16 million in grants under the Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) program to four universities on sustainable molecular design of chemical alternatives. Additionally, in early 2014, EPA awarded two grants totaling more than $9 million under the Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLC) program to two universities to research ways to characterize and predict health implications of chemicals on people and the environment by studying chemicals throughout their life cycle – from design to manufacture, and use through disposal. These six awards support EPA’s and NSF’s continued commitment to increase knowledge of chemical life cycles and sustainable chemistry.

    Contact Information

    Carol A. Bessel, Ph.D.
    Program Director and Team Lead
    Chemical Synthesis Program
    Division of Chemistry
    National Science Foundation
    cbessel@nsf.gov
    703-292-4906    

    Nora Savage, Ph.D.
    Environmental Engineer
    Environmental Nanotechnology
    Grants Manager
    National Center for Environmental Research
    U.S. EPA
    savage.nora@epa.gov
    Tel: 703-347-8104
    BB: 202-834-4425    

    Laren M. Tolbert, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Chemical Synthesis Program
    National Science Foundation
    ltolbert@nsf.gov
    703-292-4901
    Media Contact:
    Alison Karp

    Communications Team
    National Center for Environmental Research
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    karp.alison@epa.gov
    703-347-0155    

    Registration Contact:
    John Hare
    The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
    jhare@scgcorp.com
    301-670-4990    
     
    We hope to see you there!

  • 7/12/2014

    Green Chemistry in Education Workshop, University of Oregon

     Details...

    WEEK-LONG cCWCS WORKSHOP

     The Green Chemistry in Education Workshop is for educators in the chemical sciences interested in incorporating green or sustainable chemistry concepts into the organic chemistry curriculum and laboratory.

    This five-day workshop held on the University of Oregon campus will be a combination of lectures, discussion, and hands-on time in the laboratory. Leaders in the field will address the need for green chemistry in the undergraduate curriculum and provide strategies for designing, adapting and incorporating new green experiments into existing organic chemistry curricula. The primary goal for this workshop is establishing a network of chemical educators who are promoting green chemistry and increasing the number of educators who incorporate green chemistry experiments and concepts into their teaching.

    During the lecture sessions, a panel of speakers will introduce green chemistry, discuss the adoption of green organic experiments and lecture materials, address the challenges and opportunities in green chemistry education, and provide advice on developing new green chemistry materials. Ample time will be made available for participants to discuss their own plans for adopting green chemistry with the lecturers and fellow participants.

    During the laboratory sessions, participants will have an opportunity to perform and evaluate greener organic laboratory experiments developed at the University of Oregon and elsewhere. Educational materials used in teaching the green organic chemistry lab will be distributed during the workshop, including our recently published textbook, "Green Organic Chemistry: Strategies, Tools, and Laboratory Experiments," by Kenneth M. Doxsee and James E. Hutchison, published by Brooks/Cole. The Workshop speakers will be a diverse panel of scientists and educators who will present the latest trends in the green chemistry field based on their own experiences in either industry or academia. The Green Chemistry in Education Workshop will be held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

  • 7/27/2014

    2014 Gordon Conference in Green Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

     Details...

    The Chairs of this meeting believe that Green Chemistry is not truly green unless it is applied on an industrial scale - a scale which is capable of significantly influencing the global environment. The feature that distinguishes this GRC from its predecessors is the featuring of recent green processes implemented on an industrial scale, the emphasis on academic-industrial collaboration, and the discussion of the green chemical challenges for the future.

    The sessions are chaired and selected by recognized global leaders in the oil and gas industry, biomass processing, the polymer industry, comestibles, the pharmaceutical industry, green energy, and education and communication. The opening keynotes will discuss the greening of organic synthesis and the consumer industry, and the final session will focus on Global Green Challenges for the future.

    This will be the first GRC on Green Chemistry to be held outside of the USA and Europe, and the global nature of the field will be emphasized. We would particularly encourage students and early-stage researchers (both in industry and academia) to attend. Academic-Industrial dialogue is central to solving the challenges ahead, so we look forward to a healthy mix of attendees.

     

    The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by March 27, 2014. Please check back for updates.

    A list of preliminary session topics and speakers:

    • Keynote Session: On Being Green - Can Flow Chemistry Help? 
      (István Horváth / Steve Ley)
    • Oil and Gas Industry 
      (Martin Atkins)
    • Biomass Processing 
      (Peter C. Pawlicki / Roger Sheldon)
    • Polymer Industry 
      (Qun Sun / Carlos Afonso / Akira Isogai / Mohanty / Landis)
    • Comestibles 
      (Jennifer Holgren)
    • Pharma 
      (David Constable)
    • Education and Communication 
      (Mary Kirchhoff / Alan Alda / Paul Weiss)
    • Green Energy 
      (Peter Wasserscheid / Andreas Jess / Suojiang Zhang)
    • Global Green Challenges 
      (Suojiang Zhang)

    Go to the website

  • 8/3/2014

    2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, hosted by Grand Valley State University

     Details...

    The educational focus of the 2014 BCCE is Empowering Chemical Educators for a Greener Tomorrow. The conference will highlight efforts in bringing sustainable chemistry to the classroom via special symposia and workshops. Don’t miss out on all the professional growth and fun social networking opportunities at the 23rd BCCE:

    • Learn about research proven practices in teaching and learning chemistry
    • Find new and innovative activities or labs to recharge your classes
    • Network with other chemistry educators from across the country and around the world

    Learn More! http://www.bcce2014.org

  • 8/10/2014

    Chemistry and Global Stewardship Plenary by Dr. Paul Anastas

     Details...

    Dr. Paul Anastas is scheduled to present at the 28th ACS National Meeting that will be held in San Francisco, California, August 10-14, 2014.

    DIVISION: MPPG: Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group

    SESSION: Chemistry and Global Stewardship Plenary

    SESSION START TIME: August 10, 2014, 3:00 PM

    REGISTER HERE: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/fall-2014/registration.html