Dr. Lauren Heine will be presenting on plastics in electronics. Learn more and register.
The 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment: Building the Field provides a collegial forum for governmental agency staff, university researchers, industry sustainability professionals, environmental health consultants and advocates to:
- Understand advances in alternatives assessment and practices to support informed substitution
- Foster new collaborations between academic, government and industry alternatives assessment practitioners
- Identify training education and technical support needs for alternatives assessment and informed substitution
- Initiate the formation of the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) – formalizing the community of practice
On Wednesday, June 20, in conjunction with Green Chemistry on Tap, NGC will launch the Emerald Corridor Green Chemistry & Engineering Roadmap (2018-2023). The free event will take place from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at Raven and Rose restaurant in the Rookery Bar. Appetizers and drinks will be served!
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Come see NGC's Dr. Amelia Nestler present at the Human Health and Materials Summit as part of the Living Future 18 conference on Wednesday, May 2 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Through speakers and interactive exercises, participants in the leadership summit will explore challenges in creating safe materials. The interdisciplinary session is intended to initiate a dialogue to sustain the momentum on focused efforts that ensure the safety and sustainability of the built environment.
This year's event will be held May 1-4 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Learn more on the conference website.
ASBC’s 6th annual sustainable business & policy summit brings together company leaders, elected officials, think-tanks and media to understand and share best practices and reality-based policy initiatives.
This 2-day workshop will offer insight into trends in automotive design that will affect the choice of flame retardants and materials in transportation solutions. Learn more and register here. Register by July 15th for early-bird rates.
Join NGC's Dr. Lauren Heine at the session she is co-hosting with Dr. Meg Whittaker from ToxServices: IV-3: Approaches and Frameworks to Advance Alternative Analysis
Register by June 27th for early-bird rates.
NGC is organizing a session for the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering conference by ACS GCI: "Products as Solutions to Real-World Sustainability Challenges: Incentives and Barriers."
The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre – ISC3 - will be launched in May 2017 on the occasion of the conference “Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry”. This conference also provides an opportunity to meet members of the ISCnet global network, which is open to everyone engaged in sustainable chemistry. Learn more and register.
Join NGC's Executive Director Dr. Lauren Heine at the Safer Chemicals in Products conference, March 27-28, 2017, in San Fransisco, CA. This year's program features a review of the latest work being done on the assessment of alternatives to high-risk chemicals, highlighting the current thinking on substitution and alternatives assessment from the US and Europe.
Drs. Lauren Heine and Amelia Nestler join Peter Schrappen (Clean Boating Foundation and Northwest Marine Trade Association) at the Seattle Boat Show! Stop by, meet NGC's staff in person, and learn more about the Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Assessment.
Dr. Amelia Nestler, NGC Project Manager, will be a panelist in "Advancing Green Chemistry as a Business Tool" on December 6th. The panel, organized by David Kunz (OR DEQ), also featured John Frazier (Hohenstein), Julie Haack (University of Oregon), and Kevin Masterson (OR DEQ).
Dr. Amelia Nestler presented a talk on November 10th, 2016, titled "Boat Antifouling Technology Alternatives Assessment".
Day 1: Focus on mitigating climate change and regional successes and challenges.
Day 2: Focus on toxics reduction and putting pollution prevention in a historical context. Drs. Lauren Heine and Amelia Nestler presented on NGC's work assessing alternatives to copper-based antifouling boat paint.
Dr. Amelia Nestler, a Project Manager at Northwest Green Chemistry, presented a talk on October 11th, 2016, as part of a session titled "The Search for Safer Chemicals".
NGC organized two sessions for the 20th annual ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering conference (June 14-16, 2016, Portland, OR). Held by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, this event is the premier conference on green chemistry and engineering. Our Executive Director, Dr. Lauren Heine, also presented in the session, "Workshop on Data Uncertainty in Predictive Toxicology and Alternative Assessments". The recordings are available on-line.