Green Chemistry Roundtable 2011

Overview || Agenda & Presentations || Bios

May 25 | May 26

Wednesday, May 25

8:00 - 8:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome and Introductions

  • Mary Armstrong, Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety, The Boeing Company
  • Jim Petersen, Professor and Director, Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University
  • Ted Sturdevant, Director, Washington State Department of Ecology
9:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address - John Frazier, Nike, “The Business Case for Green Chemistry”

10:00 - 10:30

The Path Ahead: Creating a Green Chemistry Roadmap for Washington State - Dave Sjoding, Washington State University

  • Project Overview
  • What we learned?
  • Where we are heade


10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:30

Driving Safer Product Innovation through Tools and Information - Facilitator: Bethany Johnson, EHS Policy Analysis Leader, The Boeing Company

What are the primary challenges to developing safer materials and products? What are the best tools to promote informed substitution? How applying the 12 principles of green chemistry create business value?

12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 3:00

Incentivizing Green Chemistry via Supply Chains - Facilitator: Paula Del Giudice, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

What are the key challenges to implementing green chemistry through the supply chain? How do you engage suppliers? How can you have global impacts while promoting green chemistry in Washington?

3:00 - 3:30


3:30 - 5:00

Advancing Green Chemistry Education - Facilitator: Sue Brannon Clark, Regents Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University

What is the current state of Green Chemistry education in Washington? What are the key barriers and opportunities? How can public-private partnerships accelerate green chemistry education? How can the private sector support the next generation of green chemists?

  • Rachel Pokrandt, Beyond Benign
  • Ellen Ebert, Science Director, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Gilda Wheeler, Sustainability Program Manager, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Katie Gulliford, Tacoma Community College

Adjourn - for those staying over, we will have information on joining a group for an informal dinner

Thursday, May 26

8:00 - 8:30


8:30 - 9:00

Welcome & summary of observations – Ken Zarker, Washington State Department of Ecology

9:00 - 10:30

Emerging Technology Issues: Green Nanotechnology - Facilitator: John Martin, Cleantech Open Northwest

What is needed to advance responsible and environmentally compatible nanotechnology in the Pacific Northwest? What the opportunity for cleantech entrepreneurs? What are the public health and environmental implications? Where are things going at the Federal Level?



11:00 - 12:30

Harmonizing Policy and Regulatory Frameworks - Facilitator:  Senator Phil Rockefeller, Chair, Senate Environment, Water and Energy Committee

What can Washington State establish solutions-oriented green chemistry programs? What are the policy drivers to advance green chemistry in Washington State? How will TSCA reform and REACH implementation impact green chemistry innovation?

12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 3:00

Accelerating Economic Development & New Collaboration - Facilitator: Senator Jim Kastama, Chair, Senate Economic Trade & Innovation

What are the economic incentives to advance green chemistry? What the level of investment/funding needed to accelerate green chemistry innovation? Where are the R&D funds needed to build regional capacity? How do we position ourselves for the green chemistry jobs of the future? What’s the role of workforce development?

3:00 - 3:30

Roadmap Revisited: Next Steps - Facilitator: Dave Sjoding, Washington State University

Who will champion this effort? How can we catalyze action at the regional level? What’s the level of investment needed? What’s the best model for regional collaboration?