NW Green Science Events – May and June

May 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

It is summer time and that means scientists, educators, and students hunker down with colleagues to discuss issues of mutual interest. Green science is no exception and it is truly amazing to see what is (and will be) happening online and in Portland. Try to catch at least some of these events if you can.

Spring 2010 ConfChem: Educating the Next Generation: Green & Sustainable Chemistry

  • This conference will highlight the incorporation of green and sustainable chemistry across the curriculum. The papers that have been posted to date all address introductory, general, and organic chemistry.
  • online (no registration fee)
  • papers & discussion posted online periodically throughout May and June, 2010

Greener Nano 2010: 5th Annual Greener Nanoscience Conference & Program Review: Reducing Principles to Practice

  • “Nano EHS” has become a staple in just about every undertaking or conversation involving nanotechnology.  Are we making progress at this or merely having the same meetings again and again? Is the promise of nanomaterials innovation for energy, security, medicine and resource conservation/protecting being advanced or slowed down by all this attention? SNNI’s 5th annual conference will feature the latest developments in the design and production of greener nanomaterials, discuss and debate how to move the technology forward while developing environmentally sound products and processes, and focus on a few critical developments that will determine whether the U.S. will be a leader or a follower in this critical field.
  • Historic White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, Oregon
  • June 16-18 (registration required; free half-day workshop on June 16 – see conference site for details)

Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences 2010 Conference: Many Shades of Green

  • The theme “Many Shades of Green” reflects the growing diversity of the environmental movement and the spread of “green” thinking into new and more varied venues. A bewildering profusion of green ideas are working their way through global politics and discourse as new groups enter into –– and challenge –– the traditional environmental movement. The term “green” can itself mean many things: corporations may label themselves green by adopting energy conservation, “carbon-friendly” products, and recycling/reuse strategies, while individuals and organizations may embrace widely differing green principles, ranging from eco-consumerism to eco-spirituality to eco-anarchism. Debates over technology, population, politics, equity, and regulation increasingly divide not just pro- and anti-greens, but greens themselves. We welcome proposals that engage with this proliferation of difference, contention and innovation in green rhetoric and practice.
  • Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
  • June 17-20 (registration required, but student registration is only $100 for entire conference – see conference site for details)

Growing Green Chemistry in Oregon

  • The use of hazardous chemicals derived from non-renewable feedstocks creates significant challenges for organizations. Some of the solutions to these challenges begin in Oregon. // Oregon Environmental Council and Zero Waste Alliance are co-hosting three engaging speakers to discuss innovation through the use of green chemistry in Oregon.
  • University of Oregon White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, Oregon
  • 9 AM – 12 PM, June 30 ($35 registration includes refreshments – see conference site for details)

Entry filed under: On Deck!.

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