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About the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (Lowell Center) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, fosters innovative solutions to fuel progress toward a more sustainable world by developing, studying, and promoting environmentally sound systems of production, healthy work environments, and economically viable work organizations.

We work in partnership with workers, businesses, communities, organizations, and governments to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of sustainable production through collaborative and interdisciplinary research, applied field projects, and information exchanges.
  • Educate and build support for actions and policies that encourage sustainable production and consumption.
  • Create cooperative solutions to complex problems by providing technical support, guidance, and vision.

Chemicals Policy & Science Initiative

With over 10 years of leadership in promoting a unique solutions-oriented vision for long-term sustainable chemicals management, the Lowell Center’s Chemicals Policy & Science Initiative (CPSI) has become a trusted source for information, technical support, and pragmatic advice on alternatives assessment and safer chemicals and products.  The overarching goal of the CPSI is to encourage more sustainable chemicals policies in business and government at the international, federal, state and local levels. To do this, CPSI provides tools, research training, technical support and resources to government, businesses, and non-profits that can be agents of change and engages these actors in dialogue aimed at advancing safer chemicals and products.