Green Chemistry in Higher Education
On October 26, 2010 DTSC and U.C. Berkeley hosted a symposium on Green Chemistry in Higher Education.
- Julie Haack, Ph.D., University of Oregon
- Jim Hutchison, Ph.D., University of Oregon
- Mary Kirchhoff, Ph.D., American Chemical Society Education
- Marty Mulvihill, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
- Joe Guth, J.D., Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
- Tom Hatfield, R.E.H.S., Dr.PH., CSU Northridge Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
- Dale Johnson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Education Curriculum
- Chip Walter, Carnegie Mellon University
- Valeria Velasquez, UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program
- Barbara Peterson, Ph.D., UC Berkeley Extension
- Gregory Van Buskirk, The Clorox Company
Green Chemistry through the Lens of Public Health
On October 18, 2010, DTSC presented a green chemistry symposium on the impact of chemicals on public health to demonstrate the importance of green chemistry. The free event was open to the public and was held at the Department of Public Health East End Complex in Sacramento, as well as webcast live.
- Margaret Kripke, Ph.D. - President's Cancer Panel; Professor of Immunology and Vivian Smith Chair Emerita, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
- Rupali Das, M.D., M.P.H. - Chief, Exposure Assessment Section, CA Department of Public Health
- Bill Magavern, J.D. - Director, Sierra Club California
- Julia Quint, Ph.D. - Chief (retired), Hazard Evaluation System & Information Service, CA Department of Public Health
- Robert Schlag, M.Sc. - Chief, Food, Drug, and Radiation Safety Division, CA Department of Public Health
- Steve Owens, J.D. - Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. EPA
- Valerie Charlton, M.D., M.P.H. - Chief, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch, CA Department of Public Health
- Melanie Marty, Ph.D. - Chief, Air Toxicology and Epidemiology Branch, CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
- Megan Schwarzman, M.D., M.P.H. - Environmental Health Scientist, Associate Director for Health and Environment, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
Life Cycle Analysis: 101
On Sept. 23, 2010, DTSC presented a green chemistry symposium on life cycle analysis. The free event was open to the public and was held in Oakland, in the Elihu M. Harris Building, as well as webcast live.
Alternatives Analysis Symposium II: Case Studies from the Field
On July 28, DTSC presented the second of three symposiums on alternatives analysis. The free event was open to the public and was held in Sacramento, in the Byron Sher Auditorium within the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, as well as webcast live.
- Thomas Carter; vice president, sales and strategic initiatives; The Wercs Ltd.: Retail Supply Chain Chemical Database and Confidential Business Information Applications
- Helen Holder, corporate material selection manager, Hewlett-Packard Co.: The Business Case for Moving to Green Materials
- Dennis McGavis, product stewardship and regulatory affairs director, Shaw Industries Group Inc.: Applications of Alternative Analysis in Industry
- Teresa McGrath, supervising toxicologist for green chemistry programs, NSF International: Hazard, Risk, and Eco-efficiency Assessments: Pros & Cons and a Standardized Set of Chemical Information to Assist in Greener Chemical Assessments
- Pam Palitz, environmental health advocate and staff attorney, Environment California: Case Studies in Practice
- Michael Schmeida, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) and director of sustainable programs, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing: Arriving at Green Chemistry: A Case Study in Integrating Sustainability into a Construction Chemicals Company
- George Thompson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Chemical Compliance Systems Inc.: Web-based Alternative Greener Chemical, Product and Process Analysis Case Studies
- Margaret Whittaker, Ph.D., managing director and chief toxicologist, ToxServices LLC: Role of Third Party Assessment in Alternative Analysis
Alternatives Analysis Symposium I: Issues and Evolution, Capitalizing on Success
On June 9, 2010, DTSC presented the first of three symposiums on conducting alternatives analysis. The free event was open to the public and was held in Sacramento, in the Byron Sher Auditorium within the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, as well as webcast live.
- Jay Bolus, chief scientist, MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry): Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol and Product Certification Program
- Clive Davies, director, U.S. EPA Design for the Environment: Design for the Environment Program
- Lauren Heine, science director/partner, Clean Production Action: Promoting Green Chemistry through the Green Screen for Safer Chemicals
- Libby Sommer, environmental scientist, U.S. EPA Design for the Environment: Lessons Learned: Differentiating Chemicals in Alternatives Assessments and Identifying the Availability of Safer Alternatives for Policy Purposes
- Alex Stone, chief chemist, Washington State Department of Ecology: Alternative Assessment for the Flame Retardant Deca-Brominated Diphenyl Ether
- Donald J. Versteeg, environmental toxicologist and risk assessor, Procter & Gamble Co.: Alternative Analysis in Industry
Synthesis of Success - Green Chemistry Symposium III
DTSC held the third Green Chemistry Symposium entitled "The Synthesis of Success" on October 30, 2007 in Sacramento. An engaging panel of industry, business, and nongovernmental organization speakers were assembled to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of Green Chemistry from their processes, tools, practices, and success stories. This was a great opportunity to explore "leading edge" and "practical" aspects of sustainable chemistry and the contributions those concepts can make to a broad spectrum of applications and products.
- Agenda (includes links to the speakers' biographies and presentations.)
Chemicals Policy for a Sustainable California - Green Chemistry Symposium II
The Department of Toxic Substances Control and the University of California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health co-sponsored a second symposium on Green Chemistry entitled "Chemicals Policy for a Sustainable California" on June 19, 2007 in Sacramento.
- Agenda (includes links to the speakers' biographies and presentations. The Agenda now links to the video of Symposium II. NOTE: The link in the video Symposium@dtsc.ca.gov no longer works.)
Green Chemistry Symposium I
DTSC hosted the first free, public half-day Green Chemistry symposium on October 24, 2006 in Sacramento.
- Agenda (includes links to the speakers’ biographies, presentations, and video.
Note: The link in the video Symposium@dtsc.ca.gov no longer works.)