GC3 Safer Chemistry Training Webinars

A full list of our educational safer chemistry webinars is shown in the table below. Click on any webinar title (in the first column) to learn more about the webinar and to view an archived version. You can also click on a presenter's name to read a brief bio. Each presenter has been assigned a chemistry rating indicating the level of chemistry knowledge recommended for viewing their presentation. The ratings range from 1, indicating no specific chemistry knowledge needed, to 5, indicating an advanced chemistry education is recommended.

Webinar Title and Description Presenters Chemistry
Foundations for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Green Chemistry: Benign by Design

One of the fathers of green chemistry, Dr. John Warner, provides an introduction to green chemistry, as well as ideas for how to build this concept into education and practice.

John Warner
Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Chemistry Rating 1

Introduction to Green Engineering

Green engineering applies principles similar to those of green chemistry to process and product design. In this webinar, experts in green engineering introduce principles, tools, and examples of this practice.

Julie Zimmerman
Yale University

Chemistry Rating 1
Matthew Eckelman
Northeastern University
Chemistry Rating 1
Julie Schoenung
University of California Davis
Chemistry Rating 1

The Role of Policy in Green Chemistry Research and Adoption

This webinar provides an overview of the range of policies that can affect chemical design and product development and adoption, with examples from a major chemical manufacturer.

Robert Giraud
DuPont Company
Chemistry Rating 1
Joel Tickner
Green Chemistry & Commerce Council
Chemistry Rating 1
Green Chemistry in Business

The Value of Green Chemistry

Green chemistry leaders in industry discuss their efforts to build awareness and make a case within their firms, supply chains, and customers on the value of green chemistry.

Helen Holder
Chemistry Rating 1
Tse-Sung Wu
Chemistry Rating 1

Andy Shafer
Elevance Renewable Sciences

Chemistry Rating 1

Building Market Share for Green Products

Is it better to advertise oneself as a green company, or to focus exclusively on product performance? Three companies share their approaches to marketing their sustainable practices.

Steve Davies
Chemistry Rating 1
Saskia van Gendt
Chemistry Rating 1
Charlie Forslund
Chemistry Rating 1

Training and Incentivizing Merchants to Purchase Sustainable Products

Purchasers have enormous power in driving the market for sustainable products. Leaders in sustainable purchasing discuss how institutions such as retailers and government organizations can support merchants in making safer chemical choices.

Jason Pearson
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Chemistry Rating 1
Rob Kaplan
Chemistry Rating 1
Larry Garcia
Seattle City Light
Chemistry Rating 1

Advancing Sustainability Through the Supply Chain - Effective Communication and Transparency

As companies seek to improve the sustainability of their products, communication and transparency within the supply chain is essential, particularly in light of increased stakeholder demands for ingredient transparency. This webinar will focus on how to effectively get information flowing through the supply chain about chemical hazards and green chemistry solutions.

Howard Williams
Construction Specialties, Inc. 

Chemistry Rating 1

Andrea Schmidt
Seagate Technology

Chemistry Rating 1

Todd Copeland

Chemistry Rating 1

Innovating with Intent: Science & Sustainability at Eastman

With heightened consumer awareness surrounding chemicals and toxins being used in everyday products, it is critical that chemical companies find ways to develop safer products. This presentation will take a deeper dive into the developmental and commercialization process for creating safer chemicals for industrial and consumer products.

Carol Perkins
Eastman Chemical Company

Chemistry Rating 1
Mark Pavlin
Eastman Chemical Company
Chemistry Rating 5
David Kossor
Eastman Chemical Company 
Chemistry Rating 2

Toxicology and Why You Should Care

Toxicology is essential for the design of safer chemicals, materials, and processes. This webinar provides an overview of the science of toxicology and how it can be used to design and evaluate safer products.

Steven Gilbert
Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
Chemistry Rating 2
Cal Baier-Anderson
US Environmental Protection Agency
Chemistry Rating 1
Rob Roy
3M Medical Department
Chemistry Rating 1

Integrating Toxicity Information into Chemical Design

Changing the structure of a molecule can reduce toxicity while retaining necessary properties and functionality. Three expert chemists explain how molecular design tools can aid in the creation of safer products.

Marty Mulvihill
Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
Chemistry Rating 2
Jakub Kostal
Sustainability A to Z
Chemistry Rating 5
Nigel Greene
Pfizer Compound Safety Prediction Group
Chemistry Rating 5
Tools for Green Chemistry and Engineering

Introduction to Life Cycle and Alternatives Assessment

A plethora of screening and decision tools for chemical and material safety have emerged in the last 15-20 years. This webinar provides an overview of the landscape of available tools and provide examples of how companies are using tools to screen alternatives and assess the life-cycle impact of their products.

Ann Blake
Environmental & Public Health Consulting
Chemistry Rating 1
Thaddeus Owen
Herman Miller
Chemistry Rating 1
Tom Etheridge
Chemistry Rating 1

Chemical Hazard Assessment: Informing Decisions for Safer Chemicals, Materials, and Products

Chemical hazard assessment (CHA) assesses chemical substances across a suite of hazard endpoints and uses the resulting data to compare chemicals for various purposes. This session introduces listeners to different types of CHA, sources of data, and strategies for dealing with data gaps.

Lauren Heine
Northwest Green Chemistry
Chemistry Rating 1
Margaret Whittaker
ToxServices, LLC
Chemistry Rating 1