GC3 Webinars

The GC3 hosts webinars on topics of interest to the members. Presentations given as part of these webinars are available below.

Upcoming Webinars

We currently have no webinars scheduled at this time.  


Past Webinars

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VAUDE - Our Journey to be the Most Sustainable Outdoor Brand in Europe
April 16, 2016
- Bettina Roth, Head of Quality Management and Chemical Management, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co.KG
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Marks & Spencer – The Journey to Accelerate Green Chemistry
March 23, 2016
- Phil Townsend, Sustainable Raw Materials Specialist, Marks & Spencer
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IKEA's Chemicals Policy and Actions to Substitute Chemicals of High Concern
Co-sponsor: San Francisco Department of the Environment
October 22, 2015
– Therese Lilliebladh, Chemical Specialist Team Manager, Department of Product Requirements & Compliance, IKEA of Sweden
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Training and Incentivizing Merchants to Purchase Sustainable Products - Three Perspectives
February 4, 2015
Jason Pearson, Executive Director, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Larry Garcia, Senior Environmental Analyst, Seattle City Light
Rob Kaplan, Sustainability Director, Walmart
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The Coop Story: How a leading Danish retailer is working to eliminate endocrine disrupting chemicals from its products
April 30, 2014
– Malene Teller Blume, Compliance Manager, Coop
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Tools to Help Retailers Source and Sell Safer Products: RILA Webinar
August 7, 2013
– Roger McFadden, Senior Scientist, VP, Staples
– Sally Edwards, Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
– Joel Tickner, Director, GC3
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The Guide to Safer Chemicals: How Retailers Can Improve Chemicals Management
December 10, 2012
– Mark Rossi, Co–Director of Clean Production Action
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The Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides: What Retailers Need to Know
September 12, 2012
– Laura Koss, Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
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The Boots UK Story: How a British Retailer is Moving Beyond Compliance and Leading the Way in Reducing Toxic Chemicals in its Products
April 5, 2012
– Stephen Johnson, Head Of Quality & Technical Policy, Boots, UK
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The Making and Marketing of Greener Products
January 11, 2012
– Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director of Product Stewardship and Green Marketing, Johnson & Johnson
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The University of Vermont’s Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA Program: Reinventing Business Education
January 26, 2017
- Stuart Hart, Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business and SEMBA Co-Director, University of Vermont
- Vinca Krajewski, Associate Brand Manager, Personal Care Team, Seventh Generation and Alumni Representative, SEMBA Advisory Board
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Green Chemistry Careers in Industry
April 12, 2016
- Irene Erdelmeier, Organic and Medicinal Green Chemist, Cofounder of Tetrahedron, France
- Teresa McGrath, Environmental Regulatory Toxicologist, Valspar
- Jon Smieja, Environmental Chemist, Global Sustainability, Steelcase
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Advancing Sustainability Through the Supply Chain - Effective Communication and Transparency
Thursday, March 31, 2016
- Howard Williams, SVP Sustainability, New Ventures & Acquisitions, Construction Specialties, Inc.
- Andrea Schmidt, Senior Staff Program/Project Manager Product Sustainability, Seagate Technology
- Todd Copeland, Environmental Responsibility Manager, Patagonia
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GC3 Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series - Chemical Hazard Assessment: Informing Decisions for Safer Chemicals, Materials and Products
November 10, 2015
Dr. Lauren Heine, Interim Executive Director, Northwest Green Chemistry
Dr. Margaret Whittaker, Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices, LLC
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Green Chemistry: Benign By Design
July 21, 2015
- John Warner, Preseident & CTO, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
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Introduction to Life Cycle & Alternatives Assessment
June 18, 2015
- Ann Blake, Principal and Founder, Environmental & Public Health Consulting
- Thaddeus Owen, Chief Engineer, Sustainability, Herman Miller
- Tom Etheridge, Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard
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The Role of Policy in Green Chemistry Research & Adoption
June 16, 2015
- Saskia van Bergen, Green Chemistry Scientist, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Joel Tickner, Director of Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, Associate Professor of Environmental Health UMASS Lowell
- Rober Giraud, Principal Consultant, Environmental Engineering, DuPont Company
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In Pursuit of Green Chemistry: Perspectives on Careers in Industry
March 11, 2015
-Julian Silverman, Graduate Researcher, NESSE member
- Cory Robertson, Environmental Chemist, HP
- Drummond Lawson, Environmental Chemist, Arcteryx
- Kristi Budzinski, Green Chemistry/BioPharma Program Manager, Genentech
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Building Market Share for Green Products
December 16, 2014
- Steve Davies, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, NatureWorks
- Saskia Van Gendt Captain Planet, Method
- Charlie Forslund, Principal, Material Innovation Exploration, Steelcase
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Introduction To Green Engineering
July 29, 2014
– Julie Zimmerman, Assoc. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
– Matthew Eckelman, Assistant Professor Department of Civil &Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
– Julie Schoenung, Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of California, Davis
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The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry: Sustainability at the Molecular Level
April 7, 2014
– Amy Cannon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Beyond Benign
– John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC
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Integrating Toxicity Information into Chemical Design
March 18, 2014
- Martin J. Mulvihill, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
- Jakub Kostal, Chief Scientific Officer, Sustainability A to Z, LLC
- Nigel Greene, Associate Research Fellow Compound Safety Prediction Group, Pfizer
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Toxicology and Why You Should Care
January 12, 2014
– Cal Baier-Anderson, Toxicologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
– Steven Gilbert, Director, Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
– Rob Roy, Lead Toxicology Specialist, 3M Medical Department
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The Value of Green Chemistry
October 10, 2013
– Helen Holder, Corporate Material Selection Manage, Hewlett-Packard Co.
Andy Shafer, Executive VP Sales and Market Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
Tse-Sung Wu, Program Manager, Environment, Health and Safety Department, Genentech
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Moving From Class Rooms to Board Rooms: Approaches to Green Chemistry Education
June 29, 2010
– Dr. Amy Cannon, Co–Founder and Executive Director, Beyond Benign
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Nanotechnology and the Environment: Benefits and Risks
March 30, 2010
– Kristen Kulinowski, PhD, Director, International Council on Nanotechnology; Executive Director, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
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The Agenda to Mainstream Green Chemistry: What it Says and What it Means in Practice
January 25, 2016
- Amy Perlmutter, Principal, Perlmutter Associates
- Bob Israel, VP, Stewardship & Sustainability, The Valspar Corporation
- Babette Pettersen, Chief Commercial Officer, BioAmber, Inc.
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Advancing Green Chemistry Through Business to University Partnerships: Lessons from BASF
March 26, 2015
Chris Hewitt, Science Relations Manager, North America for BASF
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CEO Perspectives on Sustainability: What this Means for Green Chemistry
January 6, 2015
Don Reed, Managing Director, PwC Sustainable Business Solutions
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U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and its Role in Supporting Green Chemistry
December 10, 2014
Blandine Trouille, Strategic Analyst, US Department of Commerce
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Perceptions and Experiences of Green Chemistry Practitioners
March 26, 2014
– Lynn Leger, ALCERECO
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Successful Industry Collaborations for Evaluating the Performance of Safer Chemical Alternatives
September 12, 2013
Greg Morose, Research Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute
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Chemical Substances in Products, Policy and Management Tools
June 21, 2011
– Paul Ellis, Quality Regulation Manager, Kingfisher PLC
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Green Chemistry and Green Seal
September 22, 2009
– Christine Chase, Green Seal, Inc.
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Innovation Spotlight: Greener Flame Retardants
March 2, 2017
- Liz Harriman,Deputy Director, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
- Jan-Pleun Lens, Vice President, Research and Applications, FRX Polymers
- Amit Paul, Managing Director, Paxymer AB
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Innovating with Intent: Science & Sustainability at Eastman
April 13, 2016
- Carol Perkins, Industry Leader, Industrial & Household Care, Eastman Chemical Company
- David Kossor Associate Toxicologist, Eastman Chemical Company
- Mark Pavlin, Senior Technical Associate, Eastman Chemical Company
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The Green Chemistry Innovation Portal: Connecting to Excellence in Innovation
In partnership with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute
October 26, 2015
– Tom McKeag, Program Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
John Frazier, GC3 Advisory Committee
Anna Ivanova, Green Chemist, Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)
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Advancing Green Chemistry: Barriers to Adoption & Ways to Accelerate Green Chemistry in Supply Chains
July 23, 2015
- Tess Fennelly, President, T Fennelly & Associates, Inc.
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The Clariant Portfolio Value Program System:How a Leading Specialty Chemical Company has Developed a Systematic Approach for Improving the Sustainability Performance of its Products
June 17, 2015
Sally Edwards, Sc.D Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
Lynette Chung, Group Sustainable Development Policy and Advocacy Manager, Clariant International Ltd
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Advancing Green Chemistry Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtables Research Grant Program
December 12, 2013
– Julie Manley Guiding Green LLC & Coordinator of the ACS, Green Chemistry Institute's Pharmaceutical Roundtable
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Using Crowdsourcing to Solve Green Chemistry Challenges & Create New Market Opportunities
October 23, 2013
– Alph Bingham, Founder & Board Member, InnoCentive
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Accelerating Commercialization of Green Chemistry Technologies at GreenCentre Canada
October 8, 2013
– Rui Resendes, Executive Director, GreenCentre Canada
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Professor Kaichang Li: Successes and Lessons from a Serial Green Chemistry Innovator
September 17, 2013
– Kaichang Li, Professor, Oregon State University
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Green Chemistry Innovation in the Chemical Industry: Venturing and Start-Ups
November 18, 2012
– Cora Leibig, Vice President of R&D, Segetis and Erik Rutten, Senior Investment Manager, DSM Venturing
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Eliminating Restricted Substances in the Apparel & Footwear Supply Chain: The AFIRM Supplier Toolkit
February 28, 2013
– Nathaniel Sponsler, Manager, Product Regulations, Gap Inc.
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Technology Advances Green Chemistry: Four Case Studies on how GreenWERCS has Helped Advance Safer Chemistry
September 20, 2011
– Kieran Callahan, Director, Business Development, The Wercs Ltd.
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Enhancing European Efforts Towards Informed Substitution: Findings and Reactions to a European Union Capacity Needs Assessment
November 29, 2016
– Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, UMass Lowell
– Molly Jacobs, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, UMass Lowell
– Matti Vainio, European Chemicals Agency
– Meredith Williams, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
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An Overview of EPA's Current Activities to Support Alternatives Assessment and Safer Chemistry
February 1, 2011
– Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Director Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA
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California's Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products and their Implications for Green Chemistry
September 28, 2010
– Maziar Movassaghi, Acting Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
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Webinar Participation Details

Participation in webinars is free to GC3 member companies. Participation information will be circulated to GC3 members over the green-innovation listserv. If you are not a GC3 member and would like to register to attend please fill out the non-member registration form for the desired webinar.

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Perceptions and Experiences of Green Chemistry Practitioners

NGC's Entrepreneur Webinar Series: From a Green Idea to a Successful Business is continuing October 18th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT, with Dr. Richard E. Engler in "Yes, Your Startup is Great, but You Still Have to Eat Your (Regulatory) Vegetables: Understanding Chemical Regulatory Obligations". Webinar attendees may enter to win 30 minutes of related pro-bono consulting.