Based in Denver, Colorado, Lin Merage is the owner and CEO of SolNé, an online store that specializes in sustainable, environmentally friendly, and organic products. Merage supports a number of environmentally focused organizations, including the University of California, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry.

The University of California, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry is a comprehensive academic program that provides education with research and service to introduce green chemistry principles into science, the marketplace, and public policy decisions. This joint program involves UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry, School of Public Health, College of Natural Resources, College of Engineering, School of Law, and Haas School of Business.

The innovative program is being developed for use in industrial settings and educational institutions across the country. The goal is to promote a sustainable, clean energy economy by reducing the use of toxic chemicals that affect society and cause untold damages to human health and the environment.

The Center for Green Chemistry offers a number of partnership projects that allow companies to be involved with the program, faculty, and students. Individual gifts are welcome and all donations are tax-deductible. The program is administered by the Berkeley Institute of the Environment.

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