Chemists spend a week celebrating Earth Day

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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2023 — To promote the positive role that chemistry plays in the world, the American Chemical Society (ACS) established the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) public awareness campaign. During CCEW 2023, ACS members and chemistry enthusiasts will celebrate by coordinating events and communicating the importance of chemistry the week of April 16 to 22. The theme this year is “The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae.”

Here are some ways to participate:

Coordinate – Contact the nearest CCEW coordinator to help plan exciting virtual or in-person activities. Organize a virtual teach-in.

Discover – Use digital educational resources from CCEW. Check out the web version of Celebrating Chemistry, ACS’ publication for kids. Encourage K-12 students to participate in an illustrated poem contest; winners at the local level will advance to the national contest and could win cash prizes.

Advocate Take action by writing to local leaders to ask them to support science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

Share – Join the celebration online with the help of the CCEW design toolkit. Post using #CCEW, #GreenChemistry and #EarthDay2023 to help spread the word about the campaign. RSVP and share the CCEW event on Facebook.

Started in 2003, CCEW unites ACS members with schools, businesses and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Learn more at


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