Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

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. Read more about CCEW.

Celebrate CCEW the week of April 21-27, 2024 with the theme, “Get a Charge out of Chemistry.” Batteries have the power because they can accept energy from alternative energy sources such as such as solar, wind, and hydropower, then store it in chemical bonds. Anywhere and anytime we want, batteries release electrical energy. Today, batteries are an indispensable part of our world. We use them in devices, such as remote controls, wheelchairs, hearing aids, cars, mobile phones, laptops, bike lights, and more.

Did you know that by 2025, the global EV (electric vehicle) market is expected to be valued at $567 billion? Innovations in battery design and efficiency for the entire lifecycle of batteries will protect our environment even more. Get a Charge Out of Chemistry as you learn about batteries and their impact on our everyday lives!

The Nashville Local Section's CCEW coordinator is Jennifer McKenzie. To contact Jennifer, click here.

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 2024 Theme: Get a Charge out of Chemistry! April 21-27, 2024