1970’s: Eco Action was founded in 1972. In the 70’s, we participated in a Student Environmental Conference, started a newspaper recycling program on campus, pushed a ban on non-recyclable bottles, supported legislation to protect Alaska’s wilderness and Minnesota’s boundary waters, and urged Penn State to put more bike paths in place. Read More.
Early 1980’s: Eco Action built up the recycling program to include glass, aluminum, tin, and paper. We held many events including Earth Day celebrations and a Bill Oliver concert. We attended a water conservation conference in Washington DC, worked to save gardens for construction on campus, and marched to raise money for nuclear freeze campaigns. Read More.
We are sorting through our history right now. Over the next couple of weeks we will have photos, flyers, and newsletters posted from 1972 through today!
We are interested in your memories and stories of Eco Action. Please share your information and pictures about this club: