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Environmental Action Coalition records

Title
Environmental Action Coalition records, 1970-2001.
Author
Environmental Action Coalition.
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Description
72 linear feet (114 boxes, 1 volume, 2 oversize folders).
Uniform Title
  • Cycle (New York, N.Y.)
  • Eco-news (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Audio tapes.
  • Photographs.
  • Posters.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Environmental Action Coalition
  • Environmental Action Coalition
Biography (note)
  • The Environmental Action Coalition (EAC) is a non-profit citizens' association in New York City dedicated to expanding public awareness of environmental problems. It works to achieve this goal through consumer awareness, the development of an environmental education curriculum for schools, and the coordination of environmental protection and improvement projects with community groups, business, government, and the scientific community. Organized in 1970 as the New York Committee for Earth Day, the EAC focuses on the issues of recycling and solid waste disposal, urban forestry, water conservation, and environmental education.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
  • Accessioned
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 937
Author
Environmental Action Coalition.
Title
Environmental Action Coalition records, 1970-2001.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of general records, waste management program files, environmental education records, and other materials documenting the activities of the Environmental Action Coalition. General records, 1970-1987, include correspondence, reports, minutes, grant proposals, and related records in subject files. Waste management program files, 1971-1986, contain correspondence, minutes, surveys, reports, and subject files of Waste Management Director. Environmental education materials include issues and files of Eco-News, 1977-1980, 1985-1986, the first environmental newsletter for children; files relating to the EAC newsletter Cycle, 1973-1992; and miscellaneous materials about environmental education topics. Records, 1984-1991, related to EAC's contract with the Dept. of Sanitation in New York City, consist of correspondence, proposals, contracts, reports, and invoices for various recycling projects. Also, financial records, fund raising files, 1970-1993, publicity materials, clippings and other printed matter, photographs, and posters.
1996 and 2001 additions to the collection contain extensive records and reports concerning the Apartment House Recycling Program and the Institutional Recycling Program, two of the earliest efforts at establishing organized recycling in New York City. Other files detail programs for plastic recycling and for the Land-Based Sludge Management Plan.
Biography
The Environmental Action Coalition (EAC) is a non-profit citizens' association in New York City dedicated to expanding public awareness of environmental problems. It works to achieve this goal through consumer awareness, the development of an environmental education curriculum for schools, and the coordination of environmental protection and improvement projects with community groups, business, government, and the scientific community. Organized in 1970 as the New York Committee for Earth Day, the EAC focuses on the issues of recycling and solid waste disposal, urban forestry, water conservation, and environmental education.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Braun, Ivan.
King, James L.
Watson, Derrick.
Wolf, Nancy (Nancy A.)
Citizens' Advisory Committee for Resource Recovery in Brooklyn.
East Harlem Council for Community Improvement.
Fieldston Schools (Bronx, New York, N.Y.)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
New York (N.Y.). Department of Sanitation.
New York (State). Department of Environmental Conservation.
Youth Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Youth Conservation Corps (N.Y.)
Added Title
Cycle (New York, N.Y.)
Eco-news (New York, N.Y.)
Research Call Number
MssCol 937
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