On March 15, 2017, ACS announced its support of the March for Science to be held on Earth Day, April 22. The March, which coincides with the annual ACS event called Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED), aligns with the Society's key goal of fostering understanding and appreciation of science by the public, the media, and policymakers.
Each year since 2003, ACS has conducted CCED as a nationwide celebration of the positive impact that chemistry has had on society and the environment. This year's CCED theme is "Chemistry Helps Feed the World." ACS members across the U.S., through the Society's 185 local sections, will be involved with outreach and engagement activities with their communities. The March for Science occurs on the same day and provides another means of expressing support for science in the U.S., and its contributions toward improving people's lives, protecting our nation, creating jobs, driving innovation and facilitating economic growth.