Paper or Plastic?: Lifecycle analysis discussion April 7

March 25, 2011

Professor David Tyler Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon will discuss the choices we are confronted with every day that impact our environment, questions such as: Paper, plastic, or reusable tote bag?; Disposable plastic cup or reusable ceramic mug?; Biodiesel, gasohol, or gasoline?; Prius or Hummer?; and How do we really know what’s best for the environment?

Tyler’s talk will focus on how we evaluate the environmental impacts of various materials and products and some of the fundamental principles of green chemistry and sustainability.

The event will take place at The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall 2 on April 7 at 5 p.m. The event is free. Parking is $2.

There will also be a dinner with the speaker at 6:45 PM at the Budd Bay Café (Olympia) To learn more about the dinner and RSVP for dinner reservations please contact Dharshi Bopegedera at or (360) 867-6620.

Driving directions to Evergreen are available at

The event is co-sponsored by the Introduction to Natural Science Program at Evergreen and The Evergreen Chemistry Club. Evergreen gratefully acknowledges the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society for helping to secure this speaker.