This post, written by Joy Scrogum, originally appeared on the ISTC Blog.
A new certificate program from the University of Washington will help chemists, environmental and sustainability professionals, health and safety professionals and product managers make informed product decisions that take into account sustainability, toxicity and human health concerns. The certificate in Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship will be offered through the Professional and Continuing Education program at the University of Washington.
There will be three online courses in the certificate, and individuals can sign up for a single course on a space available basis:
- Sustainability, Toxicology and Human Health
- Principles of Green Chemistry
- Assessment Tools for Safer Chemical Decisions
The online certificate program is intended to give professionals working in chemicals management experience using comparative chemical hazard assessment tools for product selection. The classes will be offered sequentially, beginning in January, 2015, and concluding in August, 2015. Students will complete a capstone project requiring them to evaluate a chemical or product within a sustainability framework.
- To learn more about the certificate program, see http://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/green-chemistry-chemical-stewardship.html.
- To learn more about green chemistry, see the Green Chemistry Sector Resource on the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site.
- For more sustainability and pollution prevention training opportunities, be sure to check the GLRPPR calendar.
Thanks to our P2Rx colleague, Donna Walden, of the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) for sharing information about this training opportunity.