State Seeks Entries For Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality invites you to submit an application for the third Annual Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards and abstracts for the 2011 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, “Advancing Innovation for a Sustainable Future.”

Green chemistry and engineering can revolutionize the way we work and live, by employing less toxic materials and processes in the manufacture and design of the products we use every day. While protecting human health and the environment, green chemistry and engineering can also help businesses create new markets, reduce costs, increase safety, and gain a competitive edge.

The awards, modeled on the Presidential Green Chemistry Awards Program, will honor industrial, academic, student and non-profit efforts to green Michigan’s economy. The award program recognizes advances that either incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, or use, or that promote activities that support or implement those technologies. The awards are open to individuals, groups, and organizations in Michigan, both nonprofit and for profit, including academia, educators, nonprofit advocacy groups, and industry. All entries must be sent no later than Aug. 5.

More information is available on the Web at www.michigan.gov/greenchemistry.

The awards will be presented during the 2011 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, “Advancing Innovation for a Sustainable Future,” which is scheduled to take place at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex Oct. 27. Business leaders, engineers, chemists, researchers, teachers, policymakers, and anyone else interesting in moving green chemistry forward in Michigan are invited to participate in this event. Visit www.michigan.gov/greenup to view the Call for Presentations and Posters and for updated conference information.

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