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March 2012

Chemistry Students Go Green
The Tartan, March 2, 2012


February 2012

SCC Announces Technical Program for Annual Scientific Seminar
Cosmetics & Toiletries Science Applied , February 21, 2012


October 2011

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and Elm Street Ventures Establish Occam Sciences to Develop and Commercialize Novel Forms of Existing Medicines
Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry & Elm Street Ventures, October 26, 2011

Tragedy prompts chemists switch to greener path
The Globe and Mail, October 25, 2011

Utne National magazine honors John Warner one of the 25 People Who Are Changing the World in its November-December issue, on newsstands Oct. 20
Yahoo.com/news, October 10, 2011


September 2011

John Warner guest speaker at Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater State University, September 29, 2011

Are Flame Retardants Safe? Growing Evidence Says No
Environment 360, Yale University, September 29, 2011

GREEN CHEMISTRY - Waste Reduction
Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality, September 28, 2011
Big pharma is drafted by ethical and fiscal responsibilities to collaborate on waste reduction efforts

John Warner teaching Mechanistic Toxicology at Simmons College, Fall 2011
Simmons College, September 13, 2011
Survey of the relationship between chemistry and industrial technology and their impacts on human health and the environment. Investigation of how industrial organizations can address health and environmental issues in the early design stage for products and processes. Within the framework of the twelve principles of green chemistry, case studies of industry/government activities will be analyzed in order to link molecular structure to societal implications.

Course/Section CHEM 342 - 01
Section Dates Sept 8 - Dec 12
Meets Wednesdays 5:30-8:30PM
Room LEF L305
Seats 13
Credits 4.00

For more information and to register, visit Simmons.Edu



Experts aim to find chemistry at event
The Kingston Whig Standard, September 12, 2011

Chemistry Goes Green
University of Minnesota: Momentum, September 2, 2011


August 2011

Join John Warner, along with 29 other leading thinkers as they explore the rich, complex, and critical topic of sustainable chemistry.
The Dow Chemical Company, August 10, 2011

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. ET The Future of Sustainable Chemistry, a virtual conference, featuring John Warner.
Business Wire, August 10, 2011


July 2011

John Warner, U.S. Rep. John Tierney, and local business leaderstalk up green initiative
Newburyport Daily News, July 19, 2011
NEWBURYPORT For the student who wants to save the world, becoming a chemist may not be first on the to-do list. But according to nationally recognized chemist Dr. John Warner, it should be.




June 2011

John Warner named as advisor to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, June 20, 2011


May 2011

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Announces New CEO
The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry , May 19, 2011
Wilmington, Massachusetts, 19 May 2011 The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (WBI) announces the appointment of Joe Pont as its new Chief Executive Officer. Joe will assume the role on 1 June 2011.

John Warner Receives Prestigious Regional EPA Environmental Award
United States Environmental Protection Agency, May 18, 2011
(Boston, Mass. May 10, 2011) Nineteen environmental awards will be given to Massachusetts environmental groups, individuals, businesses, nonprofit and government agencies tomorrow in Bostons Faneuil Hall as EPA presented its annual Environmental Merit Awards for 2011.


April 2011

RADIO: John Warner interview: Chemistry that's less toxic, and profitable too
Marketplace public radio media, April 2, 2011
Recorded March 9, 2011: "Green chemistry" was introduced more than two decades ago, but now one of its founders is trying to prove its profitability along with its usefulness.

John Warner & NIEHS scientists join forces with green chemists
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Environmental Factor, April 1, 2011
NIEHS/NTP scientists joined forces with leaders in the field of green chemistry in what may turn out to be a groundbreaking meeting, "Green Chemistry and Environmental Health Sciences Designing Endocrine Disruption Out of the Next Generation of Materials," held March 21-23 in Sausalito, Calif.




March 2011

Six Ways Bio-Inspired Design is Reshaping the Future
Popular Science, March 28, 2011
From harvesting energy to building networks, nature has been solving problems for billions of years longer than humans have.


January 2011

John Warner leads discussions on advances in green chemsitry and how Minnesota can lead the way.
Public News Service, January 10, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Leaders from academic, nonprofit, government and business communities gathered Friday to discuss advances in green chemistry and how Minnesota can lead the way in this booming field. The event featured John Warner, chemist and president, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.



Green Chemistry: Could Minnesota industry, scientists lead the way?
Twin Cities Daily Planet, January 9, 2011
Considered in the science world to be one of the founding fathers of green chemistry, Warner was the featured speaker Friday at the "Adding Value Through Green Chemistry" conference co-sponsored by the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and the University of Minnesota.




November 2010

EPA & Beyond Benign Foundation Co-Sponsor Green Chemistry Forum for New England Scientists
epa.gov, November 23, 2010
(Boston, Mass. Nov. 23, 2010) EPAs New England office is working collaboratively with Beyond Benign to sponsor a Green Chemistry Networking Forum on Dec. 16 at the MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge. The forum is a free event meant to support and help further develop a network of cutting-edge scientists engaged in finding safer, less-toxic chemical uses to advance sustainability in our society.



A Look at Green Chemistry's Efforts to Reinvent How We Make Products
greenbiz.com, November 23, 2010

Nowadays, just about everything we put on us, or in us or is around us has been touched by advanced chemistry applications in some way.

Read more: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2010/11/18/look-at-green-chemistrys-efforts-reinvent-make-products#ixzz17dS5UyDL


October 2010

What Business Can Learn from Sea Monkeys
The Energy Collective, October 20, 2010
Janine spoke on a panel today at the first GreenBiz Innovation Forum, a two-day event intended to help business rethink their products, processes and business models to make them more sustainable. She was joined by John Warner, the president of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.



John Warner: Building Innovation Through Green Chemistry
Greenbiz.com, October 18, 2010

Leading up to the GreenBiz Innovation Forum, GreenerDesign.com editor Jonathan Bardelline spoke with John Warner, founder of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and one of the fathers of green chemistry, about how green chemistry syncs up with innovation within companies.



Read more: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/10/18/john-warner-building-innovation-green-chemistry#ixzz1495kPwl2

Green Chemistry: Companies See Benefits of Friendlier Formulas
Financial Times, October 1, 2010
Californias Green Chemistry Initiative means that from next year, companies selling products in the state will be required to identify specific chemicals in those products and reduce or eliminate any that are harmful.

While regulators are partly responsible for advancing the green chemistry agenda, companies are also seeing benefits in reformulating products to use materials that are less toxic and damaging to the environment.

The concept of green chemistry was developed in the early 1990s, when Paul Anastas and John Warner, two academics, came up with 12 principles, including toxicity reduction, biodegradability, energy efficiency and renewability, to assess the impact of products


Sustainable R&D: Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
Chemical & Engineering News, October 1, 2010
The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry brings business savvy to Green Chemistry research.


September 2010

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Joins Clinton Global Initiative to Announce Human Health Commitment to Creating Safer Products
PRNewswire, September 22, 2010
Today the nation's first nonprofit dedicated to using the Cradle to Cradle approach to certify products unveiled its new name, along with a major commitment, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (the Institute), formerly called the Green Products Innovation Institute, announced today at CGI that it will train at least 100 assessors and certify 1,000 products by 2015 in an effort to jumpstart a market for green chemistry that will protect the environment and human health while growing the economy.


August 2010

Cash receipts pose risk for BPA exposure: study
Ottawa Citizen, August 28, 2010
OTTAWA The next plastic water bottle you buy wont have bisphenol A in it, but the receipt might. A series of recent studies have found high levels of the toxin in an unlikely but ubiquitous place: cash register receipts.



Bisphenol A and its potential health risks
Los AngelesTimes, August 9, 2010
Concerns about bisphenol A and its potential health risks have led many consumers to be more careful about food containers. But along comes a report that high amounts of BPA are present in cash register receipts.

Receipts a large and largely ignored source of BPA
Science News, August 3, 2010
Small studies raise big alarm about exposure to a hormone-mimicking chemical


July 2010

New Study Confirms BPA in Receipts
Environmental Working Group, July 28, 2010
Green Chemistry Pioneers Paper Documents Risk

Plastic Paper
The Pacific Northwest Inlander, July 28, 2010
BPA rears its hormone-altering head again in an unlikely place.

BPA Receipts Bombshell: Paper Slips Contain High Levels of Bisphenol A
CBS News, July 28, 2010
(CBS) If you're worried about being exposed to the cancer-causing compound BPA, you may already know to be wary of some water bottles and food cans.

But you'll never guess where BPA, a.k.a. bisphenol A, is showing up now:

Cash register receipts.


Cancer and Green Chemistry
The Boston Globe, July 10, 2010
THE PRESIDENTS Cancer Panel recently issued a stunning report on the role of environmental factors in causing cancer. The panel urges strong actions to reduce peoples widespread exposures to carcinogens.

Among its many recommendations, we were especially encouraged to find this: Green chemistry initiatives and research . . . should be pursued and supported more aggressively. . . Green chemistry offers a path forward that leads both to a healthier America and a wave of positive chemical innovations that can strengthen our economy.




June 2010

ACS Green Chemistry Conference
Scientists & Engineers for America, June 28, 2010
The 14th Annual ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference concluded on June 24 with the announcement of five green chemistry challenges for the future put forth by the conference chair, John Warner of The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.


May 2010

Green Chemistry: Scientists Devise New "Benign by Design" Drugs, Paints, Pesticides and More
Scientific American, May 28, 2010
Chemists are usually asked to invent a solution, but without considering hazardous by-products. Green chemists now are doing both with success, but will it take regulations to enforce the approach broadly?

ACS Green Chemistry Institute to host green chemistry conference in Washington, D.C., June 21-23
PhysOrg.com, May 11, 2010
The American Chemical Society's (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute will host the 14th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference from June 21-23 in Washington, D.C. "Whether interested in a wide variety of topics or focused on a specific area of green chemistry and engineering, we are confident you will find plenty to capture your imagination and curiosity," said John Warner, this year's Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference Chair and President and CTO of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, in Wilmington, Mass.The program includes more than 15 technical sessions, including bio-fuels, education, energy, entrepreneurship, environmental health sciences, pharmaceuticals, and sustainable design.

Presidents Cancer Panel Report (National Cancer Institute) links environmental toxics to cancer; strongly endorses Green Chemistry
Environmental Health News, May 6, 2010
The President's Cancer Panel on Thursday reported that "the true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated" and strongly urged action to reduce people's widespread exposure to carcinogens.

The panel advised President Obama "to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation's productivity, and devastate American lives."
The 240-page report by the President's Cancer Panel is the first to focus on environmental causes of cancer.


April 2010

Environmental Toxins - The Perils of Plastic
TIME Magazine, April 1, 2010
Chemicals in plastics and other products seem harmless, but mounting evidence links them to health problems and Washington lacks the power to protect us.




March 2010

iSUSTAIN Alliance Launched to Promote Green Chemistry Awareness
Business Wire, March 22, 2010
Beyond Benign Foundation, the non-profit, sister organization to the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Cytec Industries Inc. and Sopheon announced today that they have formed the iSUSTAIN Alliance to promote Green Chemistry awareness in the global chemical industry. "This new tool is long overdue and will be invaluable not only to industrial chemists designing safer processes and products, but also as a resource for students, educators and the designers of the next generation of molecules and materials," according the the President of the Warner Babcock Institute, John C. Warner.


December 2009

ENVIRONMENT: Invasion of the Little Green Molecules
Reuters AlertNet, December 31, 2009
While the world's climate negotiators were getting ready for Copenhagen earlier this month, a meeting was taking place in Mumbai to discuss progress in green chemistry, a field that like the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has the potential to greatly enhance the world's environmental health and sustainability.


Eco-Friendly, Cost-Effective Green Chemistry Taking Roots
Deccan Herald, December 19, 2009
Green chemistry has been around for more than a decade but it gained momentum with the launch of Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry by Paul Anastas and John C. Warner in 1998 in the US. It is now being explored and used by many countries including UK, Canada, Australia and Germany. Being one of the leading producers of pesticides and pharmaceutics, India has also realized the need to go green.


October 2009

Concerned About BPA: Check Your Receipts
Science News, October 7, 2009


September 2009

Co-founder of green chemistry to speak at UNI Wilson lecture
UNI News, September 9, 2009


May 2009

The Ecology Center's Many Shades of Green
Ann Arbor Chronicle, May 9, 2009
A description of the John Warner's talk at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, emphasizing the charisma and excitement involved in Dr. Warner's talks: "Easthope introduced the evening's speaker, John Warner, by describing him as an artist, dreamer and visionary, though he's best known as a scientist and champion of green chemistry. Turns out he's also a raconteur. In the course of an hour or so he weaved the narrative of his own life with insights into the field of chemistry, showing how he came to believe in the need for the industry to transform."


April 2009

Green coming to a job posting near you
EagleTribune.com, April 20, 2009
A discussion about the new and expanding "green" sector of the American economy, specifically as it refers to Massachusetts and Green Chemistry. Includes snippets of a conversation with John Warner.

Tierney to discuss green jobs in Wilmington
Wilmington Advocate, April 13, 2009
An announcement about Congressman John F. Tierney's Green Jobs discussion at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.

DTSC Announces Members of New Green Ribbon Science Panel for California's Green Chemistry Program
California Chronicle, April 9, 2009
An announcement of the Green Ribbon Science Panel for California's Green Chemistry Program. John Warner and 26 other members were named to the panel created to advise on the removal or reduction of toxic chemicals in products sold in California.


February 2009

Top Leaders in Green Chemicals Join Forces to Outline the Future of the Growing Market
iStockAnalyst.com, February 17, 2009
A description of Elevance Renewable Sciences' conference on the trends, issues, policies, and future of the rapidly growing renewable chemicals industry. Related Links:
http://sev.prnewswire.com/chemical/20090217/DC7190317022009-1.html
http://www.sunherald.com/prnewswire/story/1145508.html


January 2009

'Toxic'
Chronicle HD, January 23, 2009
Boston's WCVB four-segment investigation into toxic substances that occur in our daily lives and their possible effects on children's health in America, including an introduction to Green Chemistry and an interview with John Warner in Segment Four.

Green Chemistry Gains Momentum
Icis.com, January 19, 2009
A discussion of the expanding acceptance and popularity of Green Chemistry and its applications beyond traditional chemistry.

John Warner to present 2009 Honorary Wayne Kraus Technical Lecture
JCT CoatingsTech, January 8, 2009
An announcement of John Warner's presentation of the 2009 Honorary Wayne Kraus Technical Lecture to the Philadelphia Society. Includes John Warner's biography and background information.
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