FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thu Jul 22 16:42:00 EDT 2010

American Chemical Society Webinar focuses on federal aid for sustainable manufacturing

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™, focusing on federal resources that support sustainable manufacturing.

Scheduled for Thursday, July 29, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature Morgan Barr, with the the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, speaking on Department of Commerce Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative – Government Resources that Support Sustainable Manufacturing.

ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Barr's topics will include:

  • What the U.S. Department of Commerce and other agencies are doing to help companies become more sustainable and competitive
  • Government resources and incentives available to help your company in its sustainability efforts
  • Examples of chemically related companies that have successfully implemented sustainable manufacturing practices

Barr is an international economist at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She has been working on the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative for three years, leading the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sustainable metrics toolkit project. Barr also has been as working on the Sustainable Business Clearinghouse, the regional tour program, and leading a project to develop a training module for manufacturers on the basics of sustainable manufacturing practices. She has a Master of Arts in International Affairs and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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