Celebrate Earth Day By Testing Your Environmental I.Q.

Chemistry is important to the past, present, and future of the modern environmental movement. Many of today’s thorniest environmental problems have their roots in the work of earlier generations of chemists. But if chemistry has sometimes been part of creating ecological problems, it is absolutely essential to humanity’s efforts to solve them. That’s why the American Chemical Society supports programs such as Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, which creates connections between the chemistry community, environmental activists, and the general public.

Take our quiz to uncover your Environmental I.Q. and learn how chemists can get involved with Earth Day.


Test Your Eco I.Q. With the ACS!
Test Your Eco I.Q.
Happy Earth Day 2017! Test your knowledge of recent advancements in environmental science, sustainable chemistry, agricultural and food chemistry, chemistry education, and more with this quiz from ACS Publications.
Chemists can do all these things and more. Learn more about Chemists Celebrate Earth Day activities from the American Chemical Society.
Learn more about the effects of elevated carbon dioxide levels on seawater chemistry in Journal of Chemical Education.
Read more about 2016 emissions levels in C&EN.
Learn more about this research in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Learn more about the latest in battery recycling in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.
Rachel Carson’s 1962 book “Silent Spring” detailed harms caused by certain pesticides, spurring a wave of activism that led to the modern environmental movement.
Read more about the research in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
2016 was the third global “warmest year” in a row, according to NASA.
Learn more about the cause of the crisis in Environmental Science & Technology.
The U.S. has celebrated Earth Day each year since 1970.


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