Archive for February, 2015

Green Chemistry Connection Launch

The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) announces the national launch of the “Green Chemistry Connection,” an online community of green chemistry practitioners and an information clearinghouse.

NEWMOA created the Green Chemistry Connection in order to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and expertise on one easy-to-access and use web platform. NEWMOA conducted a “soft-launch” of the website in 2014 in the northeast with more than 115 members. With the re-launch of the website for a national audience, NEWMOA hopes to expand the conversation on green chemistry and further enhance the quantity and quality of information available on the Network. brings together federal, state, and local programs, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private companies that are working on green chemistry initiatives. The goal for the Green Chemistry Connection is to broaden the understanding and adoption of green chemistry practices and principles in business, education, government, health care, and society as a catalyst to growing a sustainable economy. Some of its features include:

  • Discussion forums for sharing ideas or posting questions
  • Blogs for sharing views, expertise, and experience
  • News complied from multiple sources
  • Announcements about upcoming events and activities
  • Notices about jobs
  • Groups for connecting with members interested in a particular topic
  • Library of links to green chemistry resources websites
  • Member Directory
  • Social media sharing


Learn more about the network at the Green Chemistry Connection website

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Claude Christensen Appointed as KPPC Board Member

Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Claude J. Christensen, mayor of the city of Sadieville, as a member of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center Board of Directors for a term expiring July 15, 2017.


Claude Christensen

Mayor Christensen will represent local government on the KPPC Board. Christensen replaces Kevin L. Murphy, whose term has expired.

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High-Performance Sustainable Schools Workshop

School decision makers, architects, engineers, energy managers and others are encouraged to attend

Kentuckians interested in learning how energy efficient, high-performance buildings rescue a school district’s bottom line and accelerate students’ career paths are encouraged to attend one or both days of the High-Performance Sustainable Schools Workshop, March 10-11 at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Versailles campus.

The workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and
Independence and the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) project in
cooperation with the Society of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Registration is currently available through the NEED website.

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