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Nov

8

Past Event

LUNCH + LEARN with Thread!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm
@ Donghia Gallery

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On September 29th, the Healthy Material Lab, The Woolmark Company, and Parsons’ Making Center co-hosted “A Day of Wool” in the Making Center at Parsons. The event was an interactive affair, offering workshops, samples of wool in its various forms and bringing together farmers, manufacturers and designers to discuss the wool-making process from start to finish and explore the ways in which the industry is changing and needs to continue do so for the sake of our health and the health of our environment. 

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Oct

25

Past Event

LUNCH + LEARN with Interface!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm
@ Donghia Gallery

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Recently, the Healthy Materials Lab collaborated with Parson’s School of Constructed Environments to enhance the sound quality in three small conference rooms in the new SCE hub. The rooms, aptly named the “hush rooms,” are  innovative examples of how cutting edge healthy and sustainable materials can be used to better our experience indoors. 

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Oct

20

Past Event

IDEC 2017 East Regional Conference

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Shaw Showroom

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Oct

12

Past Event

Housing: Left, Right and Center

October 12 – October 13, 2017
6:00pm – 12:00pm
@ The New School University Center

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Oct

5

Past Event

Archtober Goes Nordic - Nordic and US Trends within Healthy Cities at Building Level

Thursday, October 5, 2017
3:30pm – 7:00pm
@ Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

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Sep

29

Past Event

Naturally Inspiring: A Day of Wool

Friday, September 29, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm
@ The Making Center

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Sep

12

Past Event

Living Product Expo 2017

September 12 – September 14, 2017
8:30am – 6:30pm
@ David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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Understanding what goes into convenient everyday items is the primary purpose of the Green Science Policy’s Six Classes: Healthier Products, Healthier People, a video series educating people on how to avoid to toxic chemicals.

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Healthy Materials Lab was invited to showcase healthier materials as part of Interiors & Sources’ exhibition, Materials Pavilion. The Lab created awareness for the toxics that are frequently an invisible part of materials and interiors. Chemicals such as formaldehyde (a known carcinogen) and Volatile Organic Compounds (compounds that become vapors and transmit hazardous chemicals into the air) are often found in common products used in interiors.

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