Green Chemistry Conference- Mpls 1/16/14

Green Chemistry 2014: Connecting Policy, Technology, and Economy
Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis
This fourth Annual Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum Conference will explore this intersection of policy, technology and economy in the Green Chemistry sector to illuminate the benefits, challenges and opportunities of fostering a business sector that also helps meet environmental, climate,energy and health goals. This day-long conference will include panels, break-out sessions, and keynotes by Marc Verbruggen, CEO of Natureworks LLC, and Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2014 conference. The conference will be accompanied by an additional green chemistry workshop on Wednesday, January 15, 2014: Safe Products, Made Safely: Green Chemistry Tools for Business which will provide a framework for evaluating the best approach and tools for your business in meeting goals to eliminate or reduce the use of toxic chemicals in products and processes throughout the supply chain. To see the agenda and to register:
http://www.greenchemistrymn.org/events/minnesota-green-chemistry-2014-connecting-policy-technology-and-economy

2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success. April 1-2, 2014, Cleveland, OH, Wyndham Hotel
Conference focus will be on the innovations in green chemistry that drive advances in business, academia, policy, and human health protection in the Great Lakes region, and how integration and collaboration of these areas are crucial for success. The conference will include keynotes (John Warner-Warner Babcock, Julie Zimmerman-Yale, and Dennis McGavis-Goodyear), plenary sessions, panel sessions, breakout sessions, and a poster networking exchange. The conference will be accompanied by a GreenScreen training and a half day meeting of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. For more information, please visit our website at:
http://www.glrppr.org/conference2013/index-3.html

Join the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program in 2014 at no cost! The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable invites companies to join the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP). This voluntary initiative aims to motivate, challenge, and assist businesses in reducing their use of chemicals of concern to human health and the environment. The SCCP will also recognize and reward companies for finding safer alternatives to the hazardous chemicals they currently use. Questions can be directed to saferchemistry@gmail.com or Cindy McComas at mccom003@umn.edu. For information on how to become a member of the Safer Chemistry Challenge program visit:
http://www.p2.org/challenge

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