Green Chemistry in Minnesota: Opportunities and Challenges for Leadership
Wednesday May 28, 2008
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
Registration required, $25 to attend
The concept of â€œgreen chemistryâ€? is becoming increasingly significant nationally and internationally. Minnesotaâ€™s natural, intellectual and business resources give the state an enormous potential advantage in becoming a recognized leader in green chemistry, as well as contributing to national efforts. This conference will bring together researchers, teachers, business leaders, policy advocates and policy makers to discuss Minnesotaâ€™s opportunities and challenges in becoming a significant green chemistry contributor. We will ask representatives of three sectors â€“ business, academia and public policy â€“ to identify what their organizations could contribute to advancing green chemistry in Minnesota and what they need from other sectors to reach their goals.
The conference program will include panel presentations, participant discussions, and a video conference roundtable with three national leaders in green chemistry.
The registration deadline is May 23rd
To register visit: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/stpp/events/green_chemistry
Students may contact Sophia Ginis (gini0003) with questions about financial assistance.
As defined by the University of Massachusetts, a leader in this field:
Green Chemistry is the utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products. Green chemistry is a revolutionary philosophy that seeks to unite government, academic and industrial communities by placing more emphasis on tending to environmental impacts at the earliest stage of innovation and invention.