Throughout the 2013-2014 school year 97 undergraduate ACS Student Chapters achieved their goals to complete different green chemistry activities. To recognize their achievements, ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in partnership with ACS Education has presented each chapter with a Green Chemistry Award. The chapters were required to complete at least three green chemistry related activities throughout the year in order to receive this recognition. Students use their creativity to come up with their own green chemistry activities. Activities range from putting on green chemistry themed scavenger hunts to volunteering at local schools to spread the word about green chemistry.
This Green Chemistry Award started thirteen years ago, with the participation of only four colleges. This year 12 out of the 97 schools have achieved seven or more years’ worth of green chemistry initiatives, along with the University of Tennessee at Martin, who has won the award thirteen years in a row. The twelve schools who have received seven or more awards are:
Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Ferris State University
South Texas College
Texarkana College, TX
Union University, Jackson, TN
University of Arizona, Tucson
University of Pittsburgh, PA
University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras Campus
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Toledo
If your chapter needs assistance thinking of green chemistry activities that will help you receive a green chemistry award, review the ACS GCI Student Chapter Guides for unique, fun ideas! We are excited to see what everyone does this school year.
Congratulations to all 97 chapters for reaching your green chemistry goals!
Go Green Chemistry!
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