New Green Economy

Green Chemistry event in Washington – you’re invited

On behalf of The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) and the Washington State Green Chemistry Roundtable, you are invited to the 2012 Regional Roundtable on October 23-25, at the Suquamish Clearwater Hotel on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington.

Green chemistry offers new approaches in the design of chemistries and the opportunity for economic transformation the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State Green Chemistry Roundtable is a forum for cross-sector collaboration to share learning and networking opportunities to advance your understanding of green chemistry. Registration fees are flexible to allow you to participate on the days of most interest. A draft working agenda is attached.

October 23: Advance Your Understanding of Green Chemistry

The Washington State Department of Ecology, in partnership with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (GCI) will be offering half-day green chemistry workshops on October 23. The GCI workshops include: “Introductory Green Chemistry 101” and “Intermediate Green Chemistry 201” short courses. The workshops range from introducing the concepts of green chemistry, taking a deeper dive into the business case studies, metrics and tools of green chemistry. Dr. Marty Mulvihill, Director of the University of California Center for Green Chemistry and Richard T. Williams, ACS Green Chemistry Institute will lead the training.

October 24: Focusing on Regional Priorities to Advance Green Chemistry Solutions

The second day offers a regional assessment and opportunities to solve the toxic threats facing the Puget Sound and the Columbia River basin. The objective for the day is to learn from businesses, government and nongovernmental organization on the latest information about toxics of emerging concern, how toxics are impacting people and the environment, regional green chemistry initiatives and the latest in the development of Washington’s Toxics Reduction Strategy.

October 25: Green Chemistry Business Roundtable: Supply Chain Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities

What’s the value proposition for green chemistry? Hear from business and industry leaders on efforts to drive green chemistry innovations, promote new models for collaboration, and utilize appropriate decision-making tools to help guide business innovation. The Roundtable is bringing together several industry case studies to outline economic and environmental achievements that can be derived from green chemistry innovation as well as the market challenges. The business-to-business forum will facilitate cross-sector information sharing across the supply chain and opportunities for new types of collaboration.

Participants can make their hotel reservations by calling the Clearwater Resort at 866-609-8700. Indicate you are part of the PPRC group when you make your call. Make your reservations early because our block of rooms will only be held until Sept. 28, 2012. The room rate is $83 per night, plus the Suquamish tax rate of 7.5% and a Kitsap Tourism Development Tax of $1.75 per room per night.

For more information, contact Ken Zarker at or 360-407-6724.


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