About Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
For years, chemists have been promoting a better world through recyclable plastics, cleaner-burning fuels, phosphate-free detergents, environmental monitoring, and green chemistry initiatives. The American Chemical Society joined the Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2003. There have been annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) events ever since.
Each year, ACS highlights one of four general topics (water, air, plants/soil or recycling) and chooses a specific “theme name” under the topic to focus the CCED celebration.
ACS local sections, Student Member Chapters, and divisions are encouraged to take part in the celebration, particularly the annual community event. Additionally, hands-on activities have been developed for CCED celebrations, and it is hoped that ACS members, chemical educators, and chemistry enthusiasts will use them to illustrate the positive role that chemistry plays in the world.
2017 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Poetry Contest Recipients
“Chemistry Helps Feed the World”
The Pittsburgh Section wishes to thank all of the students who submitted entries, as well as the teachers who encourage participation in the contest.
K-2 Grade: No entries received.
3-5 Grade: Ananya T. (5th Grade), Boyce Middle School (Teacher: Mrs. Susan Fleckenstein)
6-8 Grade: Thomas P. (6th Grade), Home School (Teacher: Susan P.)
9-12 Grade: Michaela P. (11th Grade), Ringgold High School (Teacher: Mrs. Kim Leasure)
Each 1st place winner will receive a check for $50 and their winning poem entered into the national ACS CCED poetry contest sponsored by the ACS’s Office of Community Activities and Committee on Community Activities. National ACS CCED poetry contest winners will be announced on April 22, 2012. The Pittsburgh Section wishes to thank all of the students who submitted entries, as well the teachers who encouraged their students’ participation in the contest.