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Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square
1260 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio

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Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference Agenda
Day One – April 1, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening
Jeffrey Burke, National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Matt Gray, Cleveland Office of Sustainability

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address
Mechanisms from Nature in Materials Design
John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion
The Imperative of Green Chemistry in the Great Lakes
Moderator: Lin Kaatz-Chary, Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network
Allison L. Spongberg, University of Toledo

Deborah Steketee, Aquinas College
Dr. Jason Zhu, PolyOne Corporation

Glenn Lipscomb, University of Toledo

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Posters and Networking

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Address - Working Lunch
Green Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, and Design
Julie Zimmerman, Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion
How Policy Drives Green Chemistry Innovations: A Business Perspective
AJ Guikema, TetraTetch
Pamela Spencer, Dow Chemical
Bryan McGannon, American Sustainable Business Council

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session


Driving Change Beyond the Lab: Green Chemistry as a Social Innovation

Policy Challenges and Opportunities for Green Chemistry

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Center: Exploring the Possibility
Moderator: Eric Harrington, Green Advantage Consultants

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Special Session on Safer Chemistry Challenge Program
Cindy McComas, University of Minnesota
Jeffrey Burke, National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Barry Cik, Naturepedic

Day Two – April 2, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.


8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address
Two Big Challenges for Green Chemistry Innovation: From an Industry Perspective
Dennis McGavis, GoodYear

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion
Green Chemistry Innovations in Business
Moderator: Clinton Boyd, Steelcase and Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse
Nick Liefeld, Serigraph

David Green, BASF
Steve Revnew, The Sherwin-Williams Company

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion
Getting Started on Alternatives Assessments
Moderator: Cindy McComas, University of Minnesota
Jessica Schifano, US Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jonathan Rivin, Univ. of Wisconsin Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
Pamela Spencer, Dow Chemical
Eric Harrington, Green Advantage Consultants

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session


Supply Chain Engagement and Green ChemistryAlicia Crawford, Steelcase

Improving Your Hazard ProfileLauren Heine, Clean Production Action

Putting Breast Cancer Out of Work -Tom Conway, Jr., BlueGreen Alliance
Lee Geisse, BlueGreen Alliance

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closing and Report Out

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Steelcase    Radtech    Hull    Green Chemistry

GreenScreen Training Workshop Agenda
April 3, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

GreenScreen Introduction

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

GreenScreen Hazard Overview

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to GreenScreen Assessment

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Assessing and Classifying Hazards

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Assigning a Benchmark

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Supporting Tools and Databases

3:00 p.m. – 3: 15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Safer Chemistry Challenge Program

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Making Informed Decisions

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Integrating GreenScreen into Your Organization

GLRPPR Meeting Agenda
March 31, 2014

12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

The meeting will be in an unconference format in order to maximize opportunities for discussion. Submit your discussion topics at:

We will do brief (5-7 minute) state/program updates during the first hour of the meeting, then proceed to discussions after the updates conclude. Depending on how many people register, we may break into smaller groups during the discussion period. There is no call-in option for the afternoon.

If you have further questions, please contact Laura Barnes at l-barnes@illinois.edu.