Research and outreach activities and deliverables that advance the GC3 mission are carried out through a series of smaller project groups. The projects for each year are decided at the Annual GC3 Roundtable based on suggestions by participants and members, and consultation with the GC3 Advisory Committee. The scope of the projects, timeline, and specific deliverables are developed by members of each project group. All GC3 members are encouraged to participate and take leadership in project groups.
Project groups for 2012-2013 are as follows:
This project group is exploring ways to embed green chemistry in university and professional education as well as in research, education, and development funding programs.
In this project, which is now complete, the GC3 project group developed and piloted a new model for businesses and academic institutions to collaborate to assess safer chemistry alternatives. The pilot focused on assessing alternative plasticizers for wire and cable applications.
This project group is engaging proactive retailers and other stakeholders in dialog about the challenges and solutions to managing chemical ingredients in the products sold in the retail industry.
This working group aims to facilitate the efforts of product formulators and fabricators to obtain chemical data from their supply chains for regulatory compliance, green product design, certification and disclosure through a standardized data format.