ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CO-OP CITY, NEW YORK CITY, 1970-72 PHOTO ALBUM

Item #208

There are sixty-nine fantastic black and white and color photographs of various sizes in this rare album documenting some early years in the environmental movement – from one grassroots environmental organization called Environmental Action Committee of Co-Op City (a cooperative housing development) in the Bronx, NYC. The spiral bound album measures 10” x 11.75” with a woven cover and printed labels reading “ENVIRONMENT ACTION COMMITTEE” on the front; the leaves are plastic sleeved sticky pages, and the album begins with a table of contents with a description of each of the 16 pages. Most photos measure 3.5” x 5” or smaller, with 12 color photos in the bunch. The album begins with photos of 3 painted recycling cans, one reading “FEED ME I’M A GARBAGE CAN, CHOMP CHOMP.” There are photos of people sifting recyclables in big collected piles, volunteers, schoolchildren receiving recycling awards at school, teaching kids at school about recycling, rooftop city views, trash strewn river banks, pictures of literal burning piles of trash in the city, and photos of table, petition gatherers and participants around the 1971 and 1972 Ecology Fairs. There were many locally organized groups around environmental issues active at the time, but few examples of photo documentation. The album is a rare inside glimpse of a grassroots group’s investigating of environmental issues in their part of the city, and doing their part to address the problems around them. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and several important laws were passed during this time, including the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. Photos and album overall are in fantastic condition.

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