Past Symposiums

Green Chemistry in Higher Education

On October 26, 2010 DTSC and U.C. Berkeley hosted a symposium on Green Chemistry in Higher Education.

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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.

Presentations:

  • 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.


Presentations:


 

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.


Presentations:


 

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.


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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.)
  • Brochure

 

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.)