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GC3 Webinars

The GC3 hosts webinars on topics of interest to the members. Presentations given as part of these webinars are available below.

Upcoming Webinars

Advancing Green Chemistry: Barriers to Adoption & Ways to Accelerate Green Chemistry in Supply Chains

Thursday, July 23, 2015  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

There continues to be a growing interest in and awareness of green chemistry. There are successful cases of adoption of safer alternatives and scaling of supply in response to demands from regulators and customers. However, overall progress is slow, measured in decades, despite efforts on the part of many stakeholders. Why aren't more green chemicals in use? What are the barriers?  How can adoption be accelerated? The GC3 commissioned T. Fennelly and Associates to answer these questions through a series of supply chain interviews, discussions and literature review. For this webinar, Tess Fennelly will present the results of the research in the newly released report, Advancing Green Chemistry: Barriers to Adoption & Ways to Accelerate Green Chemistry in Supply Chains, written with the goal of engaging discussion on how to accelerate green chemistry development and adoption.

TESS FENNELLY, President, T Fennelly & Associates, Inc.

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Past Webinars

RETAIL

Training and Incentivizing Merchants to Purchase Sustainable Products - Three Perspectives

February 4,  2015

Jason Pearson, Executive Director, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Larry Garcia, Senior Environmental Analyst, Seattle City Light
Rob Kaplan, Sustainability Director, Walmart

 

The Coop Story: How a leading Danish Retailer is working to eliminate endocrine disrupting chemicals from its products 

April 30, 2014

– Malene Teller Blume, Compliance Manager, Coop

 

Tools to Help Retailers Source and Sell Safer Products: RILA Webinar

August 7, 2013

– Roger McFadden, Senior Scientist, VP, Staples
– Sally Edwards, Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
– Joel Tickner, Director, GC3

 

The Guide to Safer Chemicals: How Retailers Can Improve Chemicals Management

December 10, 2012

– Mark Rossi, Co–Director of Clean Production Action

 

The Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides: What Retailers Need to Know

September 12, 2012

– Laura Koss, Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

 

The Boots UK Story: How a British Retailer is Moving Beyond Compliance and Leading the Way in Reducing Toxic Chemicals in its Products

April 5, 2012

– Stephen Johnson, Head Of Quality & Technical Policy, Boots, UK

 

The Making and Marketing of Greener Products

January 11, 2012

– Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director of Product Stewardship and Green Marketing, Johnson & Johnson

 

EDUCATION

Green Chemsitry - Benign By Design

July 21, 2015

- John Warner, Preseident & CTO, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

 

Introduction to Life Cycle & Alternatives Assessment

June 18, 2015

- Ann Blake, Principal and Founder, Environmental & Public Health Consulting
- Thaddeus Owen, Chief Engineer, Sustainability, Herman Miller
- Tom Etheridge, Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard

 

The Role of Policy in Green Chemistry Research & Adoption

June 16, 2015

- Saskia van Bergen, Green Chemistry Scientist, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Joel Tickner, Director of Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, Associate Professor of Environmental Health UMASS Lowell
- Rober Giraud, Principal Consultant, Environmental Engineering, DuPont Company

 

In Pursuit of Green Chemistry: Perspectives on Careers in Industry

March 11, 2015

Julian Silverman, Graduate Researcher, NESSE member
- Cory Robertson, Environmental Chemist, HP
- Drummond Lawson, Environmental Chemist, Arcteryx
- Kristi Budzinski, Green Chemistry/BioPharma Program Manager, Genentech

 

Building Market Share for Green Products

December 16, 2014

- Steve Davies, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, NatureWorks
- Saskia Van Gendt Captain Planet, Method
- Charlie Forslund, Principal, Material Innovation Exploration, Steelcase

 

Introduction To Green Engineering

July 29, 2014

– Julie Zimmerman, Assoc. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
– Matthew Eckelman, Assistant Professor Department of Civil &Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
– Julie Schoenung, Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of California, Davis

 

The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry-Sustainability at the Molecular Level

April 7, 2014

– Amy Cannon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Beyond Benign
– John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC

 

Integrating Toxicity Information into Chemical Design

March 18, 2014

- Martin J. Mulvihill, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry 
- Jakub Kostal, Chief Scientific Officer, Sustainability A to Z, LLC
- Nigel Greene, Associate Research Fellow Compound Safety Prediction Group, Pfizer

 

Toxicology and Why You Should Care

January 12, 2014

– Cal Baier-Anderson, Toxicologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
– Steven Gilbert, Director, Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
– Rob Roy, Lead Toxicology Specialist, 3M Medical Department

 

The Value of Green Chemistry

October 10, 2013

– Helen Holder, Corporate Material Selection Manage, Hewlett-Packard Co.
Andy Shafer, Executive VP Sales and Market Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
 Tse-Sung Wu, Program Manager, Environment, Health and Safety Department, Genentech

 

Moving From Class Rooms to Board Rooms: Approaches to Green Chemistry Education

June 29, 2010

– Dr. Amy Cannon, Co–Founder and Executive Director, Beyond Benign

 

Nanotechnology and the Environment: Benefits and Risks

March 30, 2010

– Kristen Kulinowski, PhD, Director, International Council on Nanotechnology; Executive Director, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology

 

MAINSTREAMING

Advancing Green Chemistry Through Business to University Partnerships: Lessons from BASF

March 26, 2015

Chris Hewitt, Science Relations Manager, North America for BASF

 

CEO Perspectives on Sustainability: What this Means for Green Chemistry

January 6, 2015

Don Reed, Managing Director, PwC Sustainable Business Solutions

 

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and its Role in Supporting Green Chemistry

December 10, 2014

Blandine Trouille, Strategic Analyst, US Department of Commerce

 

Successful Industry Collaborations for Evaluating the Performance of Safer Chemical Alternatives

September 12, 2013

Greg Morose, Research Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute

 

Chemical Substances in Products, Policy and Management Tools

June 21, 2011

– Paul Ellis, Quality Regulation Manager, Kingfisher PLC

 

Green Chemistry and Green Seal

September 22, 2009

– Christine Chase, Green Seal, Inc.

 

INNOVATION

The Clariant Portfolio Value Program System:How a Leading Specialty Chemical Company has Developed a Systematic Approach for Improving the Sustainability Performance of its Products

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

 Sally Edwards, Sc.D Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
Lynette Chung, Group Sustainable Development Policy and Advocacy Manager, Clariant International Ltd

 

Advancing Green Chemistry Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtables Research Grant Program

December 12, 2013

– Julie Manley Guiding Green LLC & Coordinator of the ACS, Green Chemistry Institute's Pharmaceutical Roundtable

 

Using Crowdsourcing to Solve Green Chemistry Challenges & Create New Market Opportunities 

October 23, 2013

– Alph Bingham, Founder & Board Member, InnoCentive

 

Accelerating Commercialization of Green Chemistry Technologies at GreenCentre Canada

October 8, 2013

– Rui Resendes, Executive Director, GreenCentre Canada

 

Professor Kaichang Li: Successes and Lessons from a Serial Green Chemistry Innovator

September 17, 2013

– Kaichang Li, Professor, Oregon State University

 

Green Chemistry Innovation in the Chemical Industry: Venturing and Start-Ups

November 18, 2012

– Cora Leibig, Vice President of R&D, Segetis and Erik Rutten, Senior Investment Manager, DSM Venturing

 

TOOLS

Eliminating Restricted Substances in the Apparel & Footwear Supply Chain: The AFIRM Supplier Toolkit

February 28, 2013

– Nathaniel Sponsler, Manager, Product Regulations, Gap Inc.

 

Technology Advances Green Chemistry: Four Case Studies on how GreenWERCS has Helped Advance Safer Chemistry

September 20, 2011

– Kieran Callahan, Director, Business Development, The Wercs Ltd.

 

POLICY

An Overview of EPA's Current Activities to Support Alternatives Assessment and Safer Chemistry

February 1, 2011

– Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Director Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA

 

California's Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products and their Implications for Green Chemistry

September 28, 2010

– Maziar Movassaghi, Acting Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

 

 

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