Sep 26, 2012

JOIN US for Green Chemistry & Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region & GreenScreen for Safer Chemistry

Please join participants from business, government, academia, and NGOs from around the Great Lakes region for one or both of the green chemistry events coming to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago on November 13 – 15.   “Catching the Wave – Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region” held on November 13 – 14, is the first green chemistry conference specifically designed for the Great Lakes region. Keynote speakers will include Paul Anastas, co-author of the book "Green Chemistry - Theory and Practice" and director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering at Yale University; Terry Collins, director  of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie-Mellon University; and David Widawsky, acting director of the Economics, Exposure and Technology Division at US EPA. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for your company/agency/department to find out about the work that is being done in the U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes region based on the principles of green chemistry, and to share your own interests, questions, and experiences.


On November 15, Clean Production Action and partners will host a one-day workshop on the GreenScreen for Safer Chemistry, a state of the art chemical hazard assessment tool. The workshop will focus on how businesses can integrate the GreenScreen into their chemicals management programs and will include a hands-on introduction to using the GreenScreen. For a high-level overview of the GreenScreen, please take a look at the CPA website
, particularly the video and the section on who is using the Green Screen.

A flyer describing both events at: