Finding the Right Chemistry: Survey to Improve Environmental Business Practices

Northwest Green Chemistry (NGC), the innovative center promoting science to improve environmental business practices in the Pacific Northwest, is asking regional companies and organizations for help with an important survey released today.

The online market survey is aimed at gathering opinions and ideas related to NGC’s goal of promoting “green chemistry” to protect and improve the environment throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. The survey is being underwritten by the Bullitt Foundation of Seattle, a leading organization supporting environmental initiatives in the Pacific Northwest.

"The Bullitt Foundation is pleased to support Northwest Green Chemistry and the belief that companies can be environmentally responsible and sustainable, and still be successful,” says Denis Hayes, the foundation’s President and CEO. “But we need to hear from them and talk to them more, which is why this survey is so important. If we work together, I think we can really start a green chemistry revolution right here in the Pacific Northwest."

The survey is being conducted by Strategic Mission Marketing of Berkeley, Calif. Findings are expected to be released in the fall.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines green chemistry as “the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous substances.” NGC is an emerging non-profit with the goal of advancing the practice and application of green chemistry among companies and organizations that manufacture, sell, purchase, or are headquartered or have a physical location in the Pacific Northwest.

The survey seeks input to ensure that NGC’s focus areas, products and services encourage and support green chemistry initiatives throughout the region. The survey explores current green chemistry practices and solicits reactions to proposed products and services, as well as revenue models.