ACS ChemLuminary Award for Sustainability

The ChemLuminary Award for Outstanding Sustainability Activities is an annual local section award sponsored by the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement (CEI). The award recognizes a local section that has introduced a new and outstanding program promoting sustainability at the local level. In keeping with the ACS Strategic Plan, the award recipient will have demonstrated that the program educates people about  the transformative role of chemistry in achieving sustainability.

Programs that educate or increase awareness in the public (e.g., students, teachers, general public, local businesses) on the value of chemistry in making products, improving lives, or improving the environment in more sustainable ways will be favored.


All local sections are encouraged to self-nominate their sustainability activities for this award via the section’s Annual Report.