History

One World, One Chance – Eco Action 1991

1991 Plans 1991 Earth Week Eco Action held a week-long celebration in honor of the earth and sustainable living. Speakers from the Penn State Faculty spoke throughout the week on various aspects of environmentalism. The Earth Day celebration took place on the HUB Lawn. Local elementary school student read poems, professors spoke, bands played, and… Read more One World, One Chance – Eco Action 1991

Because Good Planets are Hard to Find – Eco Action 1989-1990

Teach-In 1989 Earth Day CFC Protest  Eco Action marched in New York City to demand the stop of the production of CFCs on Earth Day in 1989. “Citizens in the United States and around the world demand that corporations drastically reduce the production of greenhouse gasses, including a halt in the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)–deadly… Read more Because Good Planets are Hard to Find – Eco Action 1989-1990

Recycle! – Eco Action 1980-1988

Earth Day 1980 The first recorded Earth Day celebration hosted by Eco Action took place in 1980. A highlight must have been celebrating Shaver’s Creek’s 1st birthday.   1980 Eco-Cycle  Bicycles were donated to Penn State students by the State College Bike Shop. This bike share program consisted of two blue and white single speed… Read more Recycle! – Eco Action 1980-1988

The Birth of a Movement – Eco Action 1970 – 1979

Eco Action was founded in 1970 because students were inspired by the nation’s energy around environmental action. From our inception, we were involved with local politics and focused on recycling, local infrastructure and public transportation. Our oldest record is a list of questions for local candidates for an unknown position. This document was written on  September 15th, 1973.  Student… Read more The Birth of a Movement – Eco Action 1970 – 1979