Green Chemistry Stakeholder Meeting

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hosted a Green Chemistry Stakeholders meeting on December 12, 2007. The focus of this meeting was on Governor Jennifer M. Granholm's Executive Directive 2006-6, "Promotion of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Economic Development and Protection of Public Health" (Directive). Over 40 stakeholders, representing environmental groups, industry, and educators, took park in this day long meeting. Participants heard from experts on Green Chemistry and began to gain a common understanding of its application.  The group discussed program priorities, partnering opportunities, and formation of the Green Chemistry Roundtable.

Invited Guest List

Review of Executive Directive
What is Green Chemistry?
Green Chemistry in Michigan - Industry's Perspective
Green Chemistry - Investment Opportunities


9:00 a.m. 

Welcome and Introductions -  Review of Executive Directive
Frank J. Ruswick, Jr., Senior Policy Advisor, DEQ


Questions for the Afternoon Session

9:15 a.m.

What is Green Chemistry?
Ken Geiser, Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (LCSP)

9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m. 

Green Chemistry in Michigan - Industry's Perspective
Amy DuVall, American Chemistry Council

10:45 a.m.

Green Chemistry - Investment Opportunities
Noran Eid, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

11:30 a.m. 

DEQ Green Chemistry Related Activities
Robert Jackson, DEQ

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. 

Green Chemistry - Public's Perspective
Tracey Easthope, Ecology Center

1:45 p.m. 

Brainstorm: Areas That Promise Quick Successes
Ken Geiser and Joel Tickner, LCSP

2:45 p.m. 

Organizing for Results
Ken Geiser and Joel Tickner, LCSP 

3:15 p.m.

Wrap-up  - Next Meeting