The Ecology Action Records consist of the records of a non-profit organization founded by Cliff Humphrey and Chuck Herrick
in 1968 in Berkeley, California to promote an ecological life. Included in the collection is correspondence, Humphrey's writings,
files relating to the various activities of the organization, including publications, events and political action and subject
files regarding issues of interest to the group.
Ecology Action was founded in Berkeley, California in 1968 by Cliff Humphrey and Chuck Herrick to promote an ecological life.
Herrick was killed in an automobile accident later that year but Humphrey and his wife Mary continued the group which initially
focused on education and awareness. In 1969, the Humphreys incorporated the Ecology Action Educational Institute which focused
on the publication and dissemination of information about the environment. In addition, the Humphreys led a number of awareness
raising events including a "Survival Walk," an Ecology Fair and a "Smog Free Locomotion Day". In 1970 they moved the organization
to Modesto, California in order to bring their message to rural agricultural areas. Among other key events of the environmental
movement Ecology Action was active in lobbying for the construction of the New Melones Dam, in direct conflict with a number
of other environmental organizations including the Sierra Club.
Number of containers: 7 cartons, 1 oversize folder
Linear feet: 9
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Collection is open for research.