Save the Date: Catching the Wave: Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region

Date: November 13 – 15, 2012
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago Chicago, IL
Who should attend: Business and industry; State and local government agencies interested in pollution prevention; Not-for-profits; Academia; and Labor organizations.

Registration information is forthcoming.

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 one or both of these exciting events:

November 13 – 14: Catching the Wave – Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region
Learn first-hand about the business case for Green Chemistry and Engineering and how companies can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities to help them move forward in their own effort to promote sustainability. The first day will feature panel presentations with speakers from Great Lakes companies who have found success in integrating the principles of Green Chemistry and Engineering into their business plans. Speakers will also discuss public – private partnerships and the roles that NGOs and government can play to support these efforts. The second day will feature working sessions to identify technical assistance needs and developing a framework for technical assistance resources in the Great Lakes region.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Terry Collins, Institute for Green Science at Carnegie-Mellon University will speak on green chemistry.
  • Dr. Julie Zimmerman, Yale University Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering will speak on green engineering.

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November 15: GreenScreen Training (space is limited)
Register early for this in-depth experiential training on how to use the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives.

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