Greater Houston Section
Community Affairs Committee
2021 Chair: Kerry Spilker
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) Events
Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate with us virtually with activities on our website or by participating in the many outdoor events taking place around Houston.
ACS-GHS Earth Week Contest
Why not celebrate Earth Week all week with activities like planting a tree, feeding birds, learning more about recycling, visiting the Houston Arboretum, or cooking local? Let us know how you celebrated at this link and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. One entry per email address. Contest closes April 30th at 5:00 pm. Winner will be notified by email and the gift card sent by mail. The winner will be announced on our website by noon on May 5th.
Let’s Do Our Part to Save Planet Earth!
#1 Conserve Water
Water is a precious resource. Saving water by taking shorter showers or turning off the tap when brushing your teeth, is important because it increases the amount of reusable water. Chemists consider water usage when scaling up processes to reduce the water and energy needed to produce a chemical.
#2 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Minimize waste to the environment by lessening greenhouse gas emissions, conserving energy and reducing waste to the landfills.
#3 Plant a Tree
Trees, grasses, and shrubs play an important role in removing carbon dioxide from the air.
Turn off lights and fans as you leave the room or unplug electronic devices which saves energy.
#5 Raise your Awareness
Watch a documentary to learn something new about our planet.Share your newfound knowledge!
#6 Ride Share, Walk, or Bike
Walking and riding a bike to run local errands serves as a good workout and like ride sharing reduces emissions and saves energy.
Discover K – 12 Educational Resources Available Through the American Chemical Society (ACS) Website
Visit the American Chemical Society website to find out more about what Neal Abrams and the ACS Committee on Ethics are doing to raise awareness on theme Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry.
Access Education Resources for All Ages
Earth Day Events Around Houston
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Virtual lectures, classes, and tours celebrating the Earth running throughout April, including a special Zoom Trivia Night in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Saturday, April 17th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4501 Woodway Drive
Celebrate our awesome planet by joining the Houston Arboretum for a free Earth Day Celebration! Explore informative booths, nature hikes, fun displays in the Discovery Room, and Earth-friendly take-home activities.
Earth Day at Discovery Green
Sunday, April 18th
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010
Experience a socially distanced and outdoor event sponsored by Green Mountain Energy in partnership with Citizens Environmental Coalition on Sunday, April 18th at Discovery Green from noon to 5 pm at the park.
Explore Armand Bayou Nature Center
Celebrate earth day by exploring a 2,500-acre nature center which is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the United States.