Cousteau, Sauers to Speak at Green Chemistry Conference

Jean-Michel Cousteau, noted explorer, film-producer, and environmentalist, and Len Sauers, Ph.D., vice president of Global Sustainability for The Procter & Gamble Company, are the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming 13th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference on June 23-25 in College Park, Md.

Organized by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® with support from Dow Chemical Company, the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the conference this year focuses on the progress of research targets identified in the National Academy of Sciences’ 2006 report, "Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs."

Cousteau, son of famed ocean adventurer Jacques Cousteau, is founder and president of Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation and environmental education organization. Sauers, a 23-year veteran of P&G, is responsible for the company’s overall sustainability efforts. He leads several groups that conduct human and environmental risk assessment for new products and ingredients.

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