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QCAT Training in 4-Part Webinar Series

QCAT training

June 9, 16, 23 and 30th
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Northwest Green Chemistry and the WA State Department of Ecology are offering training to use the Quick Chemical Assessment Tool (QCAT). QCAT lets users with limited resources or expertise evaluate the hazards of chemical ingredients and compare potential alternatives. This tool is great for planners, small businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions. In this four-part webinar series, Ecology’s Dr. Alex Stone and experienced instructors will provide an introduction to QCAT that let participants practice using the tool. Classes will be held on-line, and each session will build on the previous webinar. Register early to suggest a chemical of interest that may be incorporated into the training!

FMD™: A Defining Step on the Pathway to Safer Products

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June 7, 2016
11:00 – 12:00 PM (PST)

Northwest Green Chemistry and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) are excited to co-host a webinar focused on disclosure, assessment and optimization of chemicals, materials and products. For manufacturers and suppliers, understanding what chemicals are being used in your supply chain is a critical first step to achieving safer products and processes. This is accomplished by defining the full ingredients list, including inadvertent contaminants, and assessing all ingredients for chemical hazards. From this foundation, businesses will be prepared for diverse sustainable practices, including meeting internal policies, informing decision-making for product design and development, qualifying for a range of standards and ecolabels, and meeting new and evolving procurement requirements in multiple global sectors. Click HERE to learn more.


Northwest Green Chemistry Webinar: Finding Capital For Green Entrepreneurship

This sustainable business webinar series, From a Green Idea to a Successful Business, is organized by Northwest Green Chemistry, with support from NBIS and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), as part of an initiative to increase business education and engagement with green chemistry in the Pacific Northwest.

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2nd Webinar: Finding Capital For Green Entrepreneurship

March 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PT

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How do green entrepreneurs fund their businesses?  Our speakers will take you on a journey from broad green funding concepts down to specific funding opportunities.  Roy Nott (President, Surfactor Americas, and member of the NGC Advisory Council) will provide a quick intro to appropriate funding sources at different business stages.  The co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council, David Levine, will provide the business case for going green.  Adrian Horotan will talk about Safer Made, a venture fund that invests in companies and technologies that reduce people’s exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Take advantage of this opportunity to hear about funding options and quiz the experts.

After COP 21: Achieving Business Success in a Low Carbon Economy

Feb 25th, 7:30-11:30 amRaising 2030 IQ

Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 Third Ave, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA

The global low-carbon economy is officially here!

The impacts of the COP 21 climate agreements are sweeping through business, finance, and investment communities as well as advancing proactive governmental policies. Engagement of the private sector is critical to achieving the climate goals established in Paris and to preserving business competitiveness in a low carbon economy.

Join NBIS and a panel of business and climate action leaders for first-hand perspectives on the spirit and momentum of that landmark achievement and the implications for Washington businesses. Following the panel discussion, Karl Ostrom, Co-Executive Director of NBIS, and local business leaders will present new strategies and planning processes that companies are using to prepare for climate change risks and to leverage the opportunities evolving from this important global turning point!


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GoGreen 2016 Conference


The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. GoGreen empowers business decision-makers with sustainability strategies, tools and connections to create positive change within their organizations by facilitating environmental, economic and social performance improvement through the topics and best practices covered at each conference.

Use code “NBIS” to save 30% on registration!

When: March 30, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Washington State Convention Center, 3rd Floor, 800 Convention Place, Seattle

Learn More: http://seattle.gogreenconference.net/