Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

Earth Day 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the world's largest environmental movement!

The Great Global Cleanup

We are building Earth’s largest cleanup crew!
Will you join us?

Join ACS, Earth Day Network, and partners across the world to build Earth’s largest cleanup crew. Your ACS-sponsored cleanup will be visible on The Great Global Cleanup map which will link directly to your event.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day was first officially recognized on April 22, 1970 as a way to demonstrate support for a healthy environment, raise awareness about environmental issues, and remind people that we all contribute to a sustainable planet.


What is Chemists Celebrate Earth Week?

For years, chemists have been promoting a better world through recyclable plastics, cleaner-burning fuels, phosphate-free detergents, environmental monitoring, and green chemistry initiatives. To promote the positive role that chemistry plays in the world, ACS established the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) public awareness campaign. During CCEW, ACS members and chemistry enthusiasts celebrate by coordinating events and communicating the importance of chemistry.


CCEW 2020 Planning Resources

ACS will celebrate Earth Day through CCEW 2020 from April 19-25 with the theme, "Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry." ACS and Earth Day Network are creating resources and programs to support ACS members and chemistry enthusiasts in joining the campaign.

Resources will be available on February 1, 2020.

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Contact the ACS Office of Science Outreach
outreach@acs.org