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Safer Chemical Alternatives: Where to Go for Help
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This section displays contact information for experts in safer chemical alternatives.

Programs listed: 8

1.  Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)

ACAT is a statewide organization established in 1997 and dedicated to achieving environmental health and justice. Our mission is: to assure justice by advocating for environmental and community health. We believe that everyone has the right to clean air, clean water, and toxic-free food. We work to eliminate the production and release of harmful chemicals by industry and military sources; ensure community right-to-know; achieve policies based on the precautionary principle; and support the rights and sovereignty of Indigenous peoples. ACAT has four program areas: Military Toxics and Health; Northern Contaminants and Health; Pesticide Right-to-Know; and Water Quality Protection.

505 West Northern Lights Blvd, Suite 205
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 222-7714
Fax: (907) 222-7715

Contact:  Pamela Miller, Executive Director

2.  Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs - Office of Technical Assistance for Toxics Use Reduction

A non-regulatory office with in the MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs that helps manufacturers and other toxic chemical users reduce or eliminate their use of toxics and generation of hazardous byproducts. Since its inception, OTA has successfully assisted Massachusetts businesses in various industry sectors with reducing the use of millions of pounds of toxic chemicals while saving millions of dollars.

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 626-1000

Contact:  Michelle Miilu
Contact Phone: (617) 626-1094

3.  Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse

The overall goal of the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse is to accelerate green chemistry awareness, innovation and investment in the State of Michigan by creating and enabling a community of green chemistry advocates that are connected and informed. The Clearinghouse aims to be a dynamic and interactive on-line source of information, resources, databases, learning opportunities and interactive tools for citizens, business and industry professionals, educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and others, both in Michigan and beyond.

1607 Robinson Rd.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

4.  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality - Hazardous Waste

The DEQ is authorized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate hazardous waste in Oregon. Proper hazardous waste management is an integral part of protecting Oregon's land, air, and water systems. The DEQ strives to enforce existing environmental regulations; identify management strategies that emphasize sound science and engineering; and work in partnerships with private industry and governmental groups to provide assistance and regulatory flexibility, while at the same time reducing pollution.

811 SW Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: (503) 229-5696
Fax: (503) 229-6124
Hot Line: 800-452-gon)

Contact:  Department Director

5.  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality - Toxics Reduction Strategy Workgroup

Multiple, concurrent efforts in Oregon are working toward toxics reduction in the state, which then reduce toxic releases to air, land, and water.

Portland, OR n/a
Phone: (503) 229-5615

Contact:  Kevin Mastesrson
Contact Phone: (503) 229-5615

6.  Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

PPRC is a non-profit organization that provides high quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention. A few of PPRC's technical assistance offerings include safer chemical alternatives, lean and environment, spray paint efficiency, P2 measurement, and pharmaceutical takeback.

1402 3rd Ave, Suite 1420
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 352-2050
Fax: (206) 352-2049

Contact:  Michelle Gaither, Pollution Prevention Projects
Contact Phone: (206) 352-2050
Contact Fax Number: (206) 352-2049

Contact:  Ken Grimm
Contact Phone: (206) 352-2050

Contact:  Paula Del Giudice, Executive Director
Contact Phone: (206) 352-2050
Contact Fax Number: (206) 352-2049

7.  University of Oregon - Green Product Design Network, and Green Chemistry Center

The University of Oregon (O of U) offers a green chemistry curriculum, research programs, a database of educational materials, a workshop on incorporating green chemistry into the undergraduate curriculum and a textbook on Greener Organic Chemistry. U of O also hosts a Green Product Design Network which began with a group of leaders from the University of Oregon with expertise in green chemistry, product design, business and journalism and communication - interested in inventing sustainable products that can be readily adopted and marketed. The goal is to expediently take ideas from invention to the marketplace.

Eugene, OR 97403

Contact:  Julie Haack, Assistant Department Head, Chemistry (U of O)

8.  Washington Department of Ecology - Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction

The mission of the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction division it to foster sustainability, prevent pollution and ensure safe waste management in Washington State.

P O Box 47600
300 Desmond Drive
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Phone: (360) 407-6700
Fax: (360) 407-6715
Hot Line: 1-8-0-6-7585

Contact:  Hugh O'Neill, Supervisor (and Lean and Environment Project Manager)


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