The Philomathia Foundation hosted the Green Chemistry: Collaborative Approaches & New Solutions as the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry’s first national conference. First described by Paul Anatas in 1991, Green Chemitry refers to efforts to design chemical products and processes with the aim of reducing or eliminating the formation of hazardous substances.

The role of Green Chemistry in addressing issues relating to health, the environment and the economy were explored in a series of talks by BCGC scientists and featured leaders in this field.

Speakers:
Dr. Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development and the Science Advisory to the Agency
Dr. John Warner, President, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor for Public Health, NIEHS
Dr. Henry Brynzda, Director – Technology, DuPont
Hon. Mike Feuer, Majority Policy Leader, California Assembly
Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University
Prof. Robert Grubbs, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate
Gerald Poje, PhD, founding Board Member, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation
Hon. Joe Simitian , 11th District State Senator , California Senator
Dr. Robert Peoples, Director of the ACS GCI, will be moderating the final panel discussion.