Coordinator Resources for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

Coordinator Resources

Find information on coordinating CCED events in your community. No matter how small or large your community, you will find suggestions that will fit with your targeted audience. Find information on fundraising, promoting your events, and more.

Celebration Information and Suggestions

CCED Illustrated Poem Contest

As part of every CCED celebration, ACS sponsors a contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade. Like last year, the 2014 contest is an illustrated poem contest. All illustrated poems must first be judged at the local level in order to be considered for the national contest. Please contact your CCED Coordinator for local contest deadlines. You can view the CCED Illustrated Poem Contest archive.

Planning a CCED Event

Be sure your event has the proper ACS insurance coverage for liability issues. Photo-release forms are essential if you would like to take photos, use them in publications, or future advertisements. When planning your outreach event at a public venue such as a library or school, be sure to request whether they would be interested in hosting your event.

Event Survey

Measure your success by having your participants complete an event survey. You will receive a summary of valuable information to help improve your event in the future. Send an email to to receive a unique survey link for your event. If computer access at your event is not available, use this paper survey. En Español.

Fundraising Information and PR Tools

Use these documents to get the word out about this year’s theme and the goals of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. The fundraising guide is a great resource to jumpstart your fundraising efforts. In it you will find ideas for funding sources, sample fundraising letters, acknowledgement letters, and more.


Acknowledge your volunteers and funding sources. These documents may be used as a guide. This shows your appreciation and ensures future participation.

You can also distribute certificates of participation to attendees following an event. Don’t forget to thank volunteers for pitching in their time and resources for ensuring that your CCED event is a success.

Additional Resources

More theme-related resources are available on the Student and Educator pages.

CCED sample graphic image
CCED Graphics are available for use
in your promotional materials