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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Webinar: Plastic-Free Pet Care

This webinar led by the Plastic Pollution Coalition discussed the health hazards of plastics used in pet care products. Our Executive Director Arlene Blum presented.

When: February 16, 2023

Where: Online

Virtual Conference on PFAS in School Uniforms & California Legislation

California Assembly member Phil Ting, attorney Rob Bilott, Senior Policy Strategist at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners Nancy Buermeyer, and Green Science Policy Executive Director Arlene Blum discuss a scientific paper finding PFAS chemicals in all school uniforms tested and California legislation banning PFAS in textiles.

When: September 21, 2022

Where: Online

University of San Francisco Commencement Address by Arlene Blum

Executive Director Arlene Blum received an honorary degree and gave the commencement address for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco with an introduction by Professor Brandon Brown. eceiving an honorary degree and giving a commencement address at the University of San Francisco Saturday morning. Her topic was Tikkun Olam, which means “healing the world” in Hebrew.

When: May 21, 2022

Where: St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco

Virtual Forum on PFAS in San Francisco Bay Fish

Members from local tribal, African American and Asian fishing communities were able to share community perspectives on PFAS exposure from Bay fish, alongside presentations from scientists and policy makers working on PFAS. The dialogue that began at this meeting is an important first step in working together to envision solutions to address this issue.

When: February 22, 2023

Where: Online

Purchasing Fire-Safe Healthier Furniture: Great News & Concerns

This free webinar will update purchasers and designers in healthcare, government, private business, hospitality, and education on changes in furniture flammability standards.

When: October 19, 2021

Where: Online

PFAS in Cosmetics Press Conference

The Green Science Policy Institute held a press conference regarding a peer-reviewed paper published on June 15, 2021, finding PFAS in about half of 231 cosmetics tested.

When: June 15, 2021 9:30 AM PDT

Where: Online

Webinar: Eliminating Unnecessary PFAS in Building Materials

In this webinar, Arlene Blum, Robert Bilott, and Tom Bruton introduced the Institute’s new report about PFAS in building materials. The main applications of PFAS in building products were identified, along with suggestions for reducing unnecessary uses of PFAS and moving to safer alternatives.

When: May 13, 2021 10:00 AM PDT

Where: Online

Science and Communication Strategy Workshop

Our Institute’s new workshop aims to help scientists better communicate and increase the reach of their research on harmful chemicals.

When: March 10 and 17, 2021

Where: Online

International PFAS Conference 2020 in Berlin: Dealing with Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Arlene Blum presented the opening keynote talk entitled: “Reducing Harm from PFAS for a Healthier Environment” at the International PFAS Conference in Berlin, held virtually from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, and was sponsored by the German Environment Agency and the German Ministry for the Environment.

When: November 30 - December 1, 2020

Where: Online

Green Science Policy Interactive Workshop on PFAS

The Green Science Policy Institute hosted an interactive workshop on the science and policy of PFAS in conjunction with PFAS in Our World, organized by the STEEP Superfund Research Center.

When: October 15-16, 2020

Where: Online

Six Classes Virtual Retreat

Decision-makers from business, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector came together to develop creative ideas to reduce the use of classes of chemicals of concern.

When: May 4-6, 2020

Where: Online

My Green Lab Sustainability Summit

Arlene Blum gave a keynote presentation, “The Chemical Class Approach to Healthier Products, People, and Environment.”

When: March 24, 2020

Where: Online

The Flame Retardant & PFAS Dilemma 2020

This symposium brought together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals used in consumer products and building materials. Topics included flame retardants, PFAS, and other chemical classes of concern.

When: February 7, 2020

Where: Banatao Auditorium, 330 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA