Chemicals Policy and Green Chemistry Program Development, Year 2

Chemicals Policy and Green Chemistry Program Development

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program


Award Date: 

May 2010




Berkeley, CA

Dr. Michael P. Wilson received a second year of funding to continue his role as a public interest research scientist in chemicals policy at UC Berkeley.  Mike will serve in his new role as Executive Director of UC Berkeley’s new Center for Green Chemistry.  He will continue to play a leadership role in the adoption of Green Chemistry as a discipline and as a unifying concept for applied science and practice at Berkeley.  Mike’s objectives for the second year will include providing leadership for the Center for Green Chemistry’s institutional structure, curriculum development and research initiatives; strengthening relationships with labor, business and NGOs on worker-training curriculum and chemicals policy reform; providing technical support to California EPA and the state legislature and serving on scientific advisory panels and legislative committees; and continuing his outreach role in public speaking, publication, and media engagement.

Spotlight on Leadership

Maria Fernández-Giménez: Mongolian research leads to country's highest honor
Switzer Fellow and Colorado State University Professor Maria Fernández-Giménez has received the Order of the Polar Star from the government of Mongolia, the highest civilian honor the country presents to foreign nationals. Fernández-Giménez was selected due to her long-standing commitment to researching Mongolia’s extensive rangelands and how natural and human communities are adapting to ecological and economic change.Read more >

A vibrant community of environmental leaders