These might be of value to those teaching chemistry applications...
ACS has launched four toolkits designed to help members communicate about important challenges nationally and globally, each of which involves chemistry as a critical component. These toolkits offer resources, talking points, facts and expert testimonials to help you communicate more effectively about chemistry's vital role in these subjects:
- Sustainable Water: Billions of people in at least 80 countries face water shortages that threaten human health and economic activity. Almost one billion people lack reliable access to clean drinking water. And the situation may worsen with population growth and global climate change.
- Sustainable Energy: A "perfect-storm" of problems from skyrocketing fuel prices to dependence on imported oil are merging to focus attention on development of new and sustainable sources of energy. New energy supplies aim to serve the needs of people today while ensuring that future generations have ample energy available to meet their needs.
- Climate Science: Global climate change, whether a result of natural variability or of human activity, is a vital issue for life on Earth and involves many processes and concepts related to chemistry. This toolkit explores the fundamental science that determines Earths' climate.
- Federal Science Funding: In March 2013, the U.S. took a cut of nearly 1 trillion dollars over 10 years to federal financing. This cut called sequestration has dramatically reduced federal support for basic scientific research and development. ACS urges you to contact your representatives and local media to stress the need to sustain predictable federal scientific investment to enable long-term economic growth.
And please, share your feedback about these toolkits-can you use them? how?-by emailing us at chemistryambassadors**At_Symbol_Here**acs.org. As a Chemistry Ambassador, you can make a difference.
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