BizNGO 6th Annual Meeting at Staples
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EST)
By invitation only, for users and consumers of chemicals ...
Join thought leaders in selecting safer chemicals and sustainable materials for products!
- Mark Buckley and Roger McFadden, Staples
- Rachelle Wenger, Catholic Healthcare West
- Howard Williams, Construction Specialties
- Peter Syrett and Chris Youssef, Perkins+Will
- Clive Davies and Libby Sommer, US EPA - Design for the Environment
- Nicholas Anastas, US EPA - Region 1
- Hortensia Muniz-Ghazi, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
- Kevin Munn, United Nations Environment Programme
- Ken Geiser, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Alex Stone, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Monica Becker, Monica Becker & Associates
- Tom Lent, Healthy Building Network
- Richard Denison, Environmental Defense Fund
November 30, 2011 - Agenda Summary (9am-5pm)
- Benchmarking Progress to Safer Chemicals: BizNGO Guide to Safer Chemicals - develop best organizational practices to safer chemicals with Roger McFadden, Rachelle Wenger and Howard Williams
- Chemical Ingredient Disclosure Across the Supply Chain
- Presentations and discussions featuring disclosure initiatives by Healthy Building Network, Perkins+Will, Construction Specialties and Green Chemistry and Commerce Council
- Alternatives Assessment -- discuss alternatives selection and appropriate roles for hazard, exposure, risk and life cycle assessments with Ken Geiser, Clive Davies, Libby Sommer and Alex Stone
December 1, 2011 - Agenda Summary (9am-5pm)
- Sustainable Materials - participate in creating metrics for sustainable plastics with Monica Becker
- Evaluating the Chemistry of Plastics
- Bio-based vs. Recycled Content -- which is preferred?
- California Safer Consumer Products Regulations - discuss the proposed regs with Hortensia Muniz-Ghazi
- Chemicals in Products Project - United Nations Environment Programme - program - learn about international initiatives from Kevin Munn
- Toxic Substances Control Act Reform - get the latest update from Richard Denison
- Green Chemistry Initiative - U.S. EPA - engage in the leadership activities of Region 1 with Nicholas Anastas
- Benchmark progress to safer chemicals.
- Engage in the latest developments on chemical ingredient disclosure for products.
- Learn how to implement alternative assessments.
- Assess plastics based on green chemistry.
- Hear the latest policy updates.
Ask for Staples rate:
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham MA 01701
Staples rate: $126.00
Residence Inn [walking distance to Staples - where parking is very limited]
400 Staples Drive
Framingham MA 01702
Staples rate: $139.00
Transportation options from Logan Airport to Framingham
Taxi from the airport - approximate cost $85 +tip, one-way.
Knights Airport Limo Service, 800-822-5456, http://www.knightslimo.com: Shared van service, town car service and mini bus service. Price range $43 (1 person), $63 (2 people), then add $10/pp over 2 people. Can book ahead of time.
Logan Express - bus service to designated spot in Framingham (Shopper's World); taxi from there to hotel. More info on Logan Express to Framingham:
Taxi in Framingham, (508) 872-3500: Tommy's Taxi Inc.
Rental cars: Are available from the airport. Click for more information:
Public Transportation: There is a commuter rail that runs to Framingham; ground transportation (likely taxi) would need to be arranged upon arrival. For more information:
More ground transportation options:
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BizNGO is a collaboration of business and NGO leaders who promote the creation and adoption of safer chemicals and sustainable materials in a way that supports market transitions to a healthy economy, healthy environment and healthy people.
The Chemical Footprint Project is a new initiative for measuring corporate progress to safer chemicals. It provides a metric for benchmarking companies as they select safer alternatives and reduce their use of chemicals of high concern.
BizNGO and CFP are projects of Clean Production Action.