2009 Earth Day and Street Fair Events
This spring the North Jersey Section will be participating in Earth Day events and Street Fairs. This is a way to tell the general public about chemists and chemistry and it is a way to publicize all the events of the section. In order for us to do this we need you to volunteer to work at the booth that we will set up at each event. We will also be participating in fall events which will lead up to Chemistry Week. In order to make this work we need lots of volunteers. The volunteers do not have to spend a lot of time at the booth one to two hours will do. Since most of the events are on the weekends, Saturday or Sunday this would be a good time to bring you kids to volunteer with you. The Student Affiliate Chapters will also be at the booth and maybe other student groups.
To volunteer, please contact Jeannette Brown,
Also, for more Earth Day 2009 resources at the ACS national website, click here:
[ Chemists Celebrate Earth Day ]
Jeannette's Photos from the 2009 Ag Field Day at Rutgers
2 0 0 9 E V E N T S C H E D U L E
- April 4 – 4-H Workshop
- April 18 – Earth Day Event in Irvington – 9:00 AM to noon.
April 20 –
Green Day at Farleigh Dickinson University
April 24 –
2009 Earth Day Illustrated Haiku Contest for Students
Note: The results of the 2009 NJ-ACS Illustrated Haiku Contest will be posted here as soon as they are ready.
Meanwhile, you can see the results from
[ 2007 ]
[ 2008 ].
Also, the flyer describing this year's contest is here:
[ Haiku Contest Flyer ].
Note: the submission deadine for 2009 is past.
In the Spotlight: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2009, student affiliates
and local sections are encouraged to inform the public about ways
to lower their carbon footprint and have them pledge to become more
conscious of their daily carbon dioxide emissions. A
about the topic is available for use at public and
school events. Leaders are invited to place a short summary of their
2009 CCED outreach activities onto the ACS Network and Facebook
sections devoted to CCED. This year, the popular Illustrated Haiku
Contest for K–12 students will be repeated. Local sections
have submitted entries from various grade ranges and the national
winners will be chosen by April 22nd.
The fun-filled newspaper
will again be provided
to local sections. It includes activities to do with young people,
information about wind energy, and an interview with a scientist
by Meg A. Mole. And to provide something to remember the day, several
Earth Day products can be purchased and given to students and members
of the public who come to local celebrations. You can order Earth
Day stress balls, temporary tatoos, and enviro-moles by the dozens!
You Matter on Earth Day
On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the
first Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their
own smog and polluted rivers caught fire. Now Earth Day is celebrated
annually around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the U.S.
government, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what
started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved
into a worldwide campaign to protect our global environment.
Here are some ideas for small changes you can make:
Mother Nature Network
Finally here's a special treat, brought to our attention by Bill Suits:
a live webcam of a family of nesting Bald Eagles in New Jersey,
with three recently hatch eaglets
(courtesy of Duke Farms):