Did you Pitch in on Earth Day?
Since it first started in 1970, Earth Day has been a way to bring awareness and show appreciation for the earth’s natural beauty and resources. It is no coincidence that the DOCUMERICA collection from the 1970s, now held at the National Archives, provides a glimpse into the environmental scene of the times.
If you took these “Clean up” photos to heart on Earth Day, share your photos with the EPA’s State of the Environment Flickr group to participate in the Environment in a Day project. (via NARAtions » Pitch In on Earth Day!)
What did you do to Pitch in on Earth Day?
I spent so many hours last week going through the National Archives and DOCUMERICA’s Flickr page. I LOVE THE SEVENTIES AND I LOVE HISTORY AND I LOVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND I LOVE ARCHIVES AND … yeah.
Cleveland, Ohio in July of 1973
Illegal dumping area, New Jersey Turnpike, March of 1973
Burning of discarded automobile batteries, Houston, Texas, in July of 1972
Poca, West Virginia, in August of 1973
Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #3, near Richlands, Virginia, in April 1974
I’ve actually been to this Coal Mine. It’s now a tourist attraction, where I picked up a coal rock of my own.