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Celebrate Earth Week 2021 with Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 2021 is being celebrated from April 18-24, 2021 with the theme, “Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry.” The articles, activities, and experiments from the Journal of Chemical Education listed below can help students understand our environmental impact and inspire ways to create a sustainable future. With 98 volumes of interesting material on a wide variety of topics, it is easy to connect the classroom experience to the greater world through the Journal of Chemical Education.
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Understanding Our Energy Footprint

Telling Time: Chemistry Education in the Anthropocene Epoch
J. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91 (4), 463-465
DOI: 10.1021/ed5001922
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Demonstrating Clean Burning Future Fuels at a Public Engagement Event
J. Chem. Educ. 2018, 95 (4), 605-610
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00554
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Understanding Our Energy Footprint: Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Investigation of Environmental Impacts of Solid Fossil Fuel Wastes
J. Chem. Educ. 2017, 94 (8), 1124-1128
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00104
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Sustainable Mobility, Future Fuels, and the Periodic Table
J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90 (4), 440-445
DOI: 10.1021/ed3004269
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A Comparison of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Electric Vehicles to Emissions from Internal Combustion Vehicles
J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92 (7), 1204-1208
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00125
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Carbon Footprint Calculations: An Application of Chemical Principles
J. Chem. Educ. 2010, 87 (2), 168-171
DOI: 10.1021/ed8000528
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Environmental Impact and Climate Change

Expanding the Educational Toolset for Chemistry Outreach: Providing a Chemical View of Climate Change through Hands-On Activities and Demonstrations Supplemented with TED-Ed Videos
J. Chem. Educ. 2018, 95 (6), 985-990
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00948
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Beyond “Inert” Ideas to Teaching General Chemistry from Rich Contexts: Visualizing the Chemistry of Climate Change (VC3)
J. Chem. Educ. 2017, 94 (8), 1027-1035
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b01009
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Chemistry’s Contributions to Our Understanding of Atmospheric Science and Climate
J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92 (4), 595-597
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00153
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Creating a Sustainable Future

How Do I Design a Chemical Reaction To Do Useful Work? Reinvigorating General Chemistry by Connecting Chemistry and Society
J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97 (4), 925-933
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00281
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Integrating the Molecular Basis of Sustainability into General Chemistry through Systems Thinking
J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96 (12), 2730-2741
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00390
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Systems Thinking in Science Education and Outreach toward a Sustainable Future
J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96 (12), 2852-2862
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00318
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Sustainable Consumer Choices: An Outreach Program Exploring the Environmental Impact of Our Consumer Choices Using a Systems Thinking Model and Laboratory Activities
J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96 (12), 2993-2999
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00400
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Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse

Scientific Activities for the Engagement of Undergraduate Students in the Separation and Recycling of Waste
J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98 (2), 454-460
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00423
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Green Machine: A Card Game Introducing Students to Systems Thinking in Green Chemistry by Strategizing the Creation of a Recycling Plant
J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96 (12), 3006-3013
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00278
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Illustrating Plastic Production and End-of-Life Plastic Treatment with Interlocking Building Blocks
J. Chem. Educ. 2017, 94 (11), 1746-1751
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00888
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Valorization of Waste Orange Peel to Produce Shear-Thinning Gels
Journal of Chemical Education 2019, 96 (12), 3025-3029
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b01009
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Green Chemistry to Lessen Environmental Impact

Cleaning Our World through Green Chemistry: Introducing High School Students to the Principles of Green Chemistry Using a Case-Based Learning Module
J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98 (4)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00312
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Safe and Sustainable Chemistry Activities: Fostering a Culture of Safety in K–12 and Community Outreach Programs
J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98 (1), 71-77
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00128
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Connecting Theory to Life: Learning Greener Electrochemistry by Taking Apart a Common Battery
J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97 (4), 934-942
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00840
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Beyond Green Chemistry: Teaching Social Justice in Organic Chemistry
J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97 (11), 3984-3991
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00715
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