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Mark Dorfman

Mark Dorfman, Green Chemistry Naturalist, received his M.S.P.H. degree in environmental chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Public Health. His case-study research of waste reduction practices at chemical manufacturing facilities helped INFORM, Inc. spur the creation and passage of the Federal Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 as well as similar laws in key industrial states. He's had the great privilege of providing technical assistance to disadvantaged communities located along the so-called "chemical corridor" between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana in their efforts to promote industrial pollution prevention locally. In recent years, he's created educational materials that link green chemistry with biomimicry including a section in John Wiley and Son's Transforming a Sustainability Strategy into Action, and leading workshops for college science students in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2007, he joined the Biomimicry Guild to focus full time on developing the biomimetic component of green chemistry strategies. Mark is an avid cyclist, swimmer, hiker, and aquarist, maintaining no less than three distinct aquatic environments in his New York City studio apartment. www.biomimicryguild.com.  

Marie-Emmanuelle Belzung

For almost 15 years, Marie-Emmanuelle Belzung has evolved in the world of fashion and art of living, holding international marketing and development positions. Since October 2007, she has occupied the double function of General Secretary of the European Confederation of Flax & Hemp (CELC) as well as being Director of its promotional affiliate, SAS CELC MASTERS OF LINEN. Recruited to redynamize the European linen industry’s excellence, Marie-Emmanuelle Belzung, backed up by a ten-person team, relies on a network of dynamic, pro-active experts and international representatives. She propels a new, ambitious, promotional strategy to accompany the linen industry towards new markets for the future. Created in 1951, the CELC is the only agro-industrial flax & hemp organization, federating 10,000 companies in 14 European countries. Thanks to its confirmed environmental and ecological qualities, European linen is perfectly in line with sustainable development.

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