Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Community Event
Improving your community's access to clean water
Where in your community might there be limited access to water for drinking or washing? Is there a way that you can get water there? Can you find a way to donate clean water to a shelter, an animal rescue mission, or another group? Is there already an organization in your area that you can support in improving access to clean water?
For this year's community event we encourage you to identify needs for water in your community and help meet those needs.
If you're stuck, here are a few good starting points:
- Most states have a clean water organization (e.g. Clean Water for North Carolina, Tennessee Clean Water Network) where you can find local projects
- Children's Safe Drinking Water Project
- Adopt a Stream in your community. Pick a lake or stream to clean up trash/debris that potentially litters water sheds. Other ideas for adopting a stream or watershed may be found here.
- Host a Science Café on the environmental aspects of the four CCED topics of air, soil, recycling, or water.
- Perform hands-on activity demonstrations for the public at local venues, such as malls, schools, and libraries.
- Be creative and organize your own innovative or engaging event. Your section may nominate the event for one of two ChemLuminary Awards. Contact your local section officer for details.