We believe that, like us, you’ve witnessed the events of 2018 with a renewed sense of the need to create positive, systemic change in 2019. Whether it was the heartbreaking story of critically endangered orca whales in Puget Sound or the alarming number of toxic chemicals you are exposed to in your home or at work, Northwest Green Chemistry spent 2018 working toward solutions. Read more about our accomplishments in 2018 and plans for 2019.Read More
Washington is working to enact laws that protect Puget Sound from toxic chemicals. Part of this work involves identifying sources of contamination which impact aquatic life and ensuring that implementation of legislation does not create new problems. In this report, NGC assessed loading of zinc from zinc oxide from recreational antifouling boat paint for two scenarios, status quo and under the upcoming copper ban.Read More
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We're looking forward to many upcoming green chemistry and engineering events hosted both by NGC and our partners!
In particular, take a look at our events in June in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. We're excited for our in-person roadmapping event on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-8pm at Raven and Rose in downtown Portland. More information about the launch event is posted on our website.
Read about the release of the first version of our Green Design and Assessment Tool, our work on criteria and considerations for sustainable plastics with OECD, as well as initiatives and opportunities throughout the community in the full newsletter.Read More
PrISM™ was created to support product designers in developing products based on sustainable green chemistry and engineering design principles. It is intended to inform early-stage assessment and continual improvement. Information on tools and approaches for more advanced assessment are also included in the workbook. It is currently accessible through Google Sheets which allows for easy transfer back and forth between worksheets and easy access back and forth to external links…Read More
Join NGC in Portland June 18-20th, 2018 for the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference!
Wednesday evening (6/20), as part of Green Chemistry on Tap, NGC will launch the Emerald Corridor Green Chemistry & Engineering Roadmap (2018-2023). Over the last few months, NGC has facilitated conference calls and interviews to learn from top experts in the region (and beyond) and answer the question, “How can green chemistry and green engineering help to create resilience in the Emerald Corridor (roughly the region from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC)?”Read More
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We're looking forward to many upcoming green chemistry and engineering events hosted both by NGC and our partners.
In particular, take a look at our events in June in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. We're excited for our in-person roadmapping event on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-8pm in downtown Portland (venue to be announced soon!).
Read about our current alternatives assessment work as well as initiatives and opportunities throughout the community in the full newsletter.Read More
Northwest Green Chemistry enthusiastically endorses the March for Science. The March for Science celebrates science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity, uniting scientists and science fans as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good. The best available science should inform political leaders and policy, enabling the enactment of evidence-based policies in the public interest.
NGC Activities Align with March for Science Goals
Product designers, procurement departments and individuals are often unaware of the human and environmental health impacts associated with their selection of chemical products or processes.Read More
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) Summer 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is now accepting applications! The application deadline is February 20th, 2018.
Since the summer of 2017, CB2 has established a new REU site designed to provide undergraduate students a chance to participate in industry-directed fundamental research opportunities in the fields of bioplastics and biocomposites. Students will gain hands-on experience with synthesis, processing, and characterization of biobased plastics and composite materials.Read More
There are currently 1-2 postdoc positions in environmental analytical chemistry available at Duke University, in central North Carolina. Candidates should have a PhD in environmental or analytical chemistry, or a related field, and experience using GC- and LC- based mass spectrometry methods.Read More
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As we welcome the New Year, we at Northwest Green Chemistry look ahead to a year of advances in green chemistry research and innovations in the design of safer materials.
This June, the Green Chemistry and Engineering Annual Conference, now in its 22nd year, will return to Portland, Oregon. Northwest Green Chemistry is co-hosting a session on “Real World Sustainability Challenges: Incentives and Barriers to the Use of Green Chemistry in Products” and a Product Showcase. We invite you to submit abstracts now until February 12th through the GC&E website.
The Department of Environmental Sciences within Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University invites applications from candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position focusing on applied environmental chemistry and global change.
The position is at the Assistant Professor rank and begins in September 2018.Read More
The Technology and Innovation division of American Water is recruiting students and recent graduates to support their Research and Development program with start dates as early as possible in 2018.Read More
There are several job openings in North Carolina. The newly established Molecular Education, Technology, and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) at NC State is seeking a Laboratory Manager. In addition, there are two openings at the Public State Health Lab in Raleigh. More details can be found here.Read More