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  • April 2, 2015Triple Regional P2 Roundtable

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    Category: GeneralTriple Regional P2 Roundtable

    Day three of this event will feature a track on Tools for TAPs Breakout. A session in that track will focus on Green Chemistry and Energy Saving Tools and will cover tools from EPA that can be used to help businesses make green chemistry changes. Bradley Grams will be presenting. Bradley is the Federal Chemical Programs Coordinator for EPA Region 5 and the Great Lakes Basin, leading its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and Contaminants and Materials of Concern field teams. He also serves as EPA’s National Field Coordinator for chemical risk management, ensuring standardized program planning and implementation across all EPA regional field offices. Prior to his current position, he was a Civil Enforcement Officer for EPA’s hazardous waste, Superfund and TSCA programs, also in EPA Region 5, and a Research Assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Brad is a Committee Member for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), serving on their Supply Chain Optimization Working Group and informing stakeholders of international, Federal and State standards regarding chemical risk management in supply chains. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies, both from The University of Chicago, and is currently pursuing graduate studies in public policy and public administration at Northwestern University, focusing on global health policy.

  • April 8, 2015Webinar: Integrate Chemical Hazard Assessment Into Product Design and Procurement and 1 other event

    1:00 pm2:00 pm

    Category: GeneralWebinar: Integrate Chemical Hazard Assessment Into Product Design and Procurement

    Product designers and EH&S professionals have a responsibility to evaluate the hazards potentially associated with chemicals used in products and processes. However, the amount of information that can be derived from the typical material safety data sheet often does not include data needed to determine if an alternative is in fact safer than the toxic you are considering replacing. The GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, developed by Clean Production Action, is a tool designed to help you make more informed decisions.

    In this webinar you will learn about integrating robust chemical hazard assessments into product design and procurement. Our presenter, Shari Franjevic, will walk us through the steps of the GreenScreen®, including benchmarking alternatives to help guide the product design process. She will also discuss opportunities for more advanced training on implementation of the GreenScreen® tool. You will hear from current Authorized GreenScreen® Practitioners, as well as the leading toxicologists who teach advanced skills associated with the GreenScreen® Practitioner Program, about how you can apply both the tool and the program in your organization. There will be time for an on-line Q&A session.

    The focus of Ms. Franjevic’s work is to advance selection and use of inherently safer ingredients in the design of materials, products, and processes. Over the past eight years, Shari has consulted to, among others, Clean Production Action (CPA), and has facilitated Technical Committees for the USEPA Design for the Environment. In her work with GreenScreen®, she led the creation of and now manages the education and training program, and provides on-going support to CPA for continual improvement of the method.

    2:00 pm3:00 pm

    Category: GeneralGreen Chemistry Case Studies

    Washing Systems: Phosphate Reduction in Detergents
    Washing Systems has an on-going commitment to protecting the environment and conserving our natural resources. We embarked on this goal in 2005 when we voluntarily decided to remove nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) from our laundry detergents. Our new line of detergents, Pure Solutions, was introduced in 2007, which are NPE free and meet the demanding cleaning performance and economic requirements of industrial launderers. Our Pure Solutions line, which now consists of six detergents, first attained Design for the Environment (DfE) Approval beginning in 2008. We have successfully converted 100% of our customers to these environmentally friendly products in early 2013. We were able to achieve this success because the products are the same cost for the customer with similar or improved wash quality, required zero infrastructure conversion, and could be applied at the same usage as those they were replacing. Customers were still able to achieve increased production through the use of shortened cycle times while at the same time reducing their energy consumption by an average of 15% and water consumption by an average of 15%.

    Emery Oleochemicals: Safer Solutions: Cotton Defoliation via a Fatty Acid Soap

    For more than 170 years, Emery Oleochemicals has produced natural-based chemicals from renewable oils and fats. Currently, the Agro Green Business Platform is focused on value-added derivative products, including acquired licenses to herbicide and insect control technologies that are based on fatty acid chemistry. One of the researched applications was ammonium nonanoate, a non-selective contact herbicide, as a pre-harvest defoliant for cotton, which is traditionally a crop with high pesticide usage. Concentrations as low as 9% v/v a.i. (active ingredient) produced similar results to the currently used materials. These results give growers, including organic cotton growers, another option in their program.

    Green Chemistry Case Studies

  • April 15, 2015An Introduction to the Green Chemistry Connection

    2:00 pm3:00 pm

    Category: GeneralAn Introduction to the Green Chemistry Connection

    Join us for an introduction to the Green Chemistry Connection, an online community of green chemistry practitioners and an information clearinghouse. This webinar will provide a demonstration of the website and review of its features.

  • April 23, 2015Design of Safer Chemicals and Products: the Nexus of Toxicology and Chemistry

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    Category: GeneralDesign of Safer Chemicals and Products: the Nexus of Toxicology and Chemistry

    Join Northwest Green Chemistry and the Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN) for a 2-day workshop aimed to introduce chemists, toxicologists, material scientists engaged in material selection and product design to systematic decision making about design and selection of safer commercial chemicals.

    Design of Safer Chemicals and Products: the Nexus of Toxicology and Chemistry

  • April 28, 201510th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    Category: General10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

    The Tenth Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable will be held April 28 – 30, 2015 at the NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.

    Plan to attend this dynamic conference where over 160 leaders from a range of industry sectors, government, non-government organizations and universities will convene to share challenges and best practices and work on collaborative projects to advance green chemistry practices in industry.

    Companies that participated in the 2014 GC3 Innovators Roundtable included Steelcase, 3M, Apple, Herman Miller, Walmart, Nike, Staples, HP, Target and many more!

    10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

  • April 29, 201510th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    Category: General10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

    The Tenth Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable will be held April 28 – 30, 2015 at the NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.

    Plan to attend this dynamic conference where over 160 leaders from a range of industry sectors, government, non-government organizations and universities will convene to share challenges and best practices and work on collaborative projects to advance green chemistry practices in industry.

    Companies that participated in the 2014 GC3 Innovators Roundtable included Steelcase, 3M, Apple, Herman Miller, Walmart, Nike, Staples, HP, Target and many more!

    10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

  • April 30, 201510th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    Category: General10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

    The Tenth Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable will be held April 28 – 30, 2015 at the NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.

    Plan to attend this dynamic conference where over 160 leaders from a range of industry sectors, government, non-government organizations and universities will convene to share challenges and best practices and work on collaborative projects to advance green chemistry practices in industry.

    Companies that participated in the 2014 GC3 Innovators Roundtable included Steelcase, 3M, Apple, Herman Miller, Walmart, Nike, Staples, HP, Target and many more!

    10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

 

 

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    Category: GeneralTriple Regional P2 Roundtable

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    Day three of this event will feature a track on Tools for TAPs Breakout. A session in that track will focus on Green Chemistry and Energy Saving Tools and will cover tools from EPA that can be used to help businesses make green chemistry changes. Bradley Grams will be presenting. Bradley is the Federal Chemical Programs Coordinator for EPA Region 5 and the Great Lakes Basin, leading its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and Contaminants and Materials of Concern field teams. He also serves as EPA's National Field Coordinator for chemical risk management, ensuring standardized program planning and implementation across all EPA regional field offices. Prior to his current position, he was a Civil Enforcement Officer for EPA’s hazardous waste, Superfund and TSCA programs, also in EPA Region 5, and a Research Assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Brad is a Committee Member for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), serving on their Supply Chain Optimization Working Group and informing stakeholders of international, Federal and State standards regarding chemical risk management in supply chains. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies, both from The University of Chicago, and is currently pursuing graduate studies in public policy and public administration at Northwestern University, focusing on global health policy.

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    Category: GeneralWebinar: Integrate Chemical Hazard Assessment Into Product Design and Procurement

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    1:00 pm2:00 pm

    Product designers and EH&S professionals have a responsibility to evaluate the hazards potentially associated with chemicals used in products and processes. However, the amount of information that can be derived from the typical material safety data sheet often does not include data needed to determine if an alternative is in fact safer than the toxic you are considering replacing. The GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, developed by Clean Production Action, is a tool designed to help you make more informed decisions.

    In this webinar you will learn about integrating robust chemical hazard assessments into product design and procurement. Our presenter, Shari Franjevic, will walk us through the steps of the GreenScreen®, including benchmarking alternatives to help guide the product design process. She will also discuss opportunities for more advanced training on implementation of the GreenScreen® tool. You will hear from current Authorized GreenScreen® Practitioners, as well as the leading toxicologists who teach advanced skills associated with the GreenScreen® Practitioner Program, about how you can apply both the tool and the program in your organization. There will be time for an on-line Q&A session.

    The focus of Ms. Franjevic's work is to advance selection and use of inherently safer ingredients in the design of materials, products, and processes. Over the past eight years, Shari has consulted to, among others, Clean Production Action (CPA), and has facilitated Technical Committees for the USEPA Design for the Environment. In her work with GreenScreen®, she led the creation of and now manages the education and training program, and provides on-going support to CPA for continual improvement of the method.

    Category: GeneralGreen Chemistry Case Studies

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    2:00 pm3:00 pm

    Washing Systems: Phosphate Reduction in Detergents
    Washing Systems has an on-going commitment to protecting the environment and conserving our natural resources. We embarked on this goal in 2005 when we voluntarily decided to remove nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) from our laundry detergents. Our new line of detergents, Pure Solutions, was introduced in 2007, which are NPE free and meet the demanding cleaning performance and economic requirements of industrial launderers. Our Pure Solutions line, which now consists of six detergents, first attained Design for the Environment (DfE) Approval beginning in 2008. We have successfully converted 100% of our customers to these environmentally friendly products in early 2013. We were able to achieve this success because the products are the same cost for the customer with similar or improved wash quality, required zero infrastructure conversion, and could be applied at the same usage as those they were replacing. Customers were still able to achieve increased production through the use of shortened cycle times while at the same time reducing their energy consumption by an average of 15% and water consumption by an average of 15%.

    Emery Oleochemicals: Safer Solutions: Cotton Defoliation via a Fatty Acid Soap

    For more than 170 years, Emery Oleochemicals has produced natural-based chemicals from renewable oils and fats. Currently, the Agro Green Business Platform is focused on value-added derivative products, including acquired licenses to herbicide and insect control technologies that are based on fatty acid chemistry. One of the researched applications was ammonium nonanoate, a non-selective contact herbicide, as a pre-harvest defoliant for cotton, which is traditionally a crop with high pesticide usage. Concentrations as low as 9% v/v a.i. (active ingredient) produced similar results to the currently used materials. These results give growers, including organic cotton growers, another option in their program.

    Green Chemistry Case Studies

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    Category: GeneralAn Introduction to the Green Chemistry Connection

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    2:00 pm3:00 pm

    Join us for an introduction to the Green Chemistry Connection, an online community of green chemistry practitioners and an information clearinghouse. This webinar will provide a demonstration of the website and review of its features.

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    Category: GeneralDesign of Safer Chemicals and Products: the Nexus of Toxicology and Chemistry

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    Join Northwest Green Chemistry and the Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN) for a 2-day workshop aimed to introduce chemists, toxicologists, material scientists engaged in material selection and product design to systematic decision making about design and selection of safer commercial chemicals.

    Design of Safer Chemicals and Products: the Nexus of Toxicology and Chemistry

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    Category: General10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    The Tenth Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable will be held April 28 - 30, 2015 at the NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.

    Plan to attend this dynamic conference where over 160 leaders from a range of industry sectors, government, non-government organizations and universities will convene to share challenges and best practices and work on collaborative projects to advance green chemistry practices in industry.

    Companies that participated in the 2014 GC3 Innovators Roundtable included Steelcase, 3M, Apple, Herman Miller, Walmart, Nike, Staples, HP, Target and many more!

    10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    Category: General10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    The Tenth Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable will be held April 28 - 30, 2015 at the NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.

    Plan to attend this dynamic conference where over 160 leaders from a range of industry sectors, government, non-government organizations and universities will convene to share challenges and best practices and work on collaborative projects to advance green chemistry practices in industry.

    Companies that participated in the 2014 GC3 Innovators Roundtable included Steelcase, 3M, Apple, Herman Miller, Walmart, Nike, Staples, HP, Target and many more!

    10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    Category: General10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    The Tenth Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable will be held April 28 - 30, 2015 at the NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.

    Plan to attend this dynamic conference where over 160 leaders from a range of industry sectors, government, non-government organizations and universities will convene to share challenges and best practices and work on collaborative projects to advance green chemistry practices in industry.

    Companies that participated in the 2014 GC3 Innovators Roundtable included Steelcase, 3M, Apple, Herman Miller, Walmart, Nike, Staples, HP, Target and many more!

    10th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

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    Category: GeneralInternational Symposium on Green Chemistry

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    “ In May 2013, you were many scientists to attend the 2nd International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC-2). This scientific event was a real success with more than 550 participants (including 21% from industry) from 37 different countries. Through 150 conferences/oral communications and 330 posters, ISGC-2 provided a large focus on the past, future and challenges of Green Chemistry and received fantastic media coverage. As mentioned by Paul T. Anastas at the occasion of the symposium opening ceremony, ISGC-2 was the international rendez-vous for green chemistry in 2013.
    Under the impulsion of many industrial and academic delegations, we decided to organize a novel edition. In this context, on the behalf of the International Advisory Board, the Organizing Committee warmly invites you to participate to the 3rd International Symposium on Green Chemistry that will be held from May 3rd-7th 2015 in La Rochelle, FRANCE.

    For this third edition, we aim at widening the scope of the symposium to other fields of green chemistry. In particular, ISGC-2015 will cover nine general topics related to 1. biomass conversion, 2. clean hydrogen production, 3. alternative solvents, 4. waste, 5. polymers and materials, 6. atom-economy synthesis, 7. eco-technology, 8. predictive methods and 9. environmental and ethical assessments. Each topic will be introduced by a plenary lecture delivered by an eminent scientist of the field. Apart from the lectures, ISGC-2015 will be organized around different parallel sessions (including invited keynotes and oral communications), posters, a round table and an exhibition area.

    On the continuation of ISGC-2, a key objective of this third edition is to provide an environment that facilitates widespread interdisciplinary communication. To this end, ISGC-2015 should offer to public and private scientists an ideal platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development.

    We hope you will enjoy this unique moment to share your vision about green chemistry with other countries and to contribute to the emergence of new and sustainable processes for a greener world.

    We look forward seeing you at this occasion in this beautiful part of France
    Sincerely yours. ”

    Chairman of ISGC 2015

    Jöel BARRAULT & François JEROME

    International Symposium on Green Chemistry

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