Fonds MS-11-13 - Ecology Action Centre fonds

Between the Issues, volume 30, number 2 Nucelar Reaction newspaper Spruce budworm population In Nova Scotia, 1985 : [report] Welcome to the Ark Project : [manuscript] Stone Throwing Easing Against Unique Island Ark : [clipping] Space Age Ark, Brand New Home : [clipping] Beached! An Ark Hits Sinking Sand : [clipping] Experimental P.E.I. "Ark" will do it all : [clipping] Land-locked ark will be scientists' home : [clipping] Renewable Energy Technology in P.E.I. : How P. E. I. leads the nation : [clipping] The Salad Bar : Guavas to garlic in the organic greenhouse : [clipping] Prince Edward's Ark : Bringing The Homestead Indoors On Prince Edward Island : [clipping] Aboard the Good Ship Ark : Sailing the rough seas of politics, weather and an expectant society :... Sermons, but no solutions at Man and Resources Institute : [clipping] And as the Ark Sinks Slowly in the East : [clipping] The foundering of the Ark : Once Canada's crowning symbol of small-is-beautiful technology, the A... The Institute of Man and Resources Report, Spring 1978 The Institute of Man and Resources Report, [Fall 1978] A Most Prudent Ark Architectural plan of the Prince Edward Island Ark property Exploration of Self-Sufficiency at the P.E.I. Ark : [manuscript] Solar greenhouse aquaculture : [manuscript] Solar heating at the P.E.I. Ark : [manuscript] Management of solar greenhouses : [manuscript] Correspondence to stakeholders of the Institute of Man and Resources Ark project The Ark Project, Spry Point, P.E.I. : The Year In Review : [periodical]

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Ecology Action Centre fonds

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  • 1922-2012, predominant 1972-1998 (Creation)
    Ecology Action Centre

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870 cm of textual records
115 video cassettes
53 audio cassettes
43 photographs
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1 audio reel

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(1971 -)

Administrative history

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is a not-for-profit Halifax-based environmental activist organization founded in 1971. The organization has worked with communities on issues including recycling, transportation, urban development, energy, agriculture, forestry, uranium mining, marine, coastal, and energy issues, the built environment, wilderness, food, and transportation. The EAC works closely with scientific communities and incorporates scientific data into its messages and policy recommendations.

The EAC's operations staff is directed by a board of elected individuals from across the province. The first board had five directors; later there were as many as23. Directors are closely involved in fundraising, participate in setting general policy, and act in advisory capacities. Prominent past members include Halifax-Chebucto NDP MLA Howard Epstein (1991-1994). Committees are an integral part of the EAC's administrative structure; they serve specific areas and act somewhat independently within the organization, holding meetings and organizing public events for educational purposes. The committee structure has evolved over time, with new committees or sub-committees being formed in response to needs.

Custodial history

Records were acquired from the Ecology Action Centre in 2011. Materials previously held at the Nova Scotia Archives were transferred to the Dalhousie University Archives under the Provincial Cooperative Acquisition Strategy. Newsletters, magazines, and other miscellaneous records produced by the Ecology Action Centre were added to the fonds in accession (2018-026) in 2018.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the history of the Ecology Action Centre, both internal and outreach activities, and include correspondence, annual reports, administrative records, committee files, subject files, and an extensive library of audiovisual materials on a variety of environmental and ecological topics.

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Fonds has been arranged to reflect the organizational structure of the Ecology Action Centre. The 2011 accession was integrated into this arrangement, with the exception of committee records, which were broken into series. The Publications series is divided into three subseries based on titles of newsletters and magazines produced by the Ecology Action Centre, with a fourth subseries created for posters and pamphlets. Other materials from the 2018-026 accession were integrated into the Subject files and Financial statements series. The arrangement of the records previously held by the Nova Scotia Archives was maintained.

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Sensitive correspondence are closed for twenty years from date of creation. Membership and donor records are closed for fifty years from date of creation. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Ecology Action Centre fonds, MS-11-13, [Box number], [Folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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