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About the Symposium

Symposium

The field of alternatives assessment has grown significantly over the last decade because of increasing regulatory, marketplace and consumer demands to substitute chemicals of concern in consumer products and manufacturing processes. 

This two-day international symposium will provide a collegial forum for governmental agency staff, university researchers, industry sustainability professionals, advocates and others to:

  • Understand gaps in knowledge and methods confronting the use of alternatives assessment.
  • Identify elements of a research agenda for alternatives assessment and a process for moving it forward.
  • Advance and support the growing community of practice for alternatives assessment.

Symposium Planning Committee

  • April Bennett, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Ann Blake, Environmental and Public Health Consulting
  • Sally Edwards, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Pam Eliason, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  • Molly Jacobs, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Tim Malloy, University of California Los Angeles, Sustainable Technology Policy Program,
    School of Law & School of Public Health
  • Ray Lizotte, Schneider Electric
  • Mark Rossi, Clean Production Action
  • Alex Stone, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Joel Tickner, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Christopher Weis, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Meg Whittaker, ToxServices
  • Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation 

Symposium Organizers

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production organized this conference with the help of our organizational financial sponsors and dedicated symposium planning committee: 

Financial Sponsors

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