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A young woman looks on as her car undergoes an emissions test (1975). This photo will be on display through September 8 as part of Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project.
Photo courtesy of National Archives, records of the Environmental Protection Agency
A young woman looks on as her car undergoes an emissions test (1975). This photo will be on display through September 8 as part of Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project.

Mar. 12-24: Environmental Film Festival

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital is back for its 21st year, with a special focus on rivers. Now through March 24 you can see 190 films that provide unique perspectives on topics ranging from destructive gold mining, to urban bird-watching, to lost or hidden rivers.

Mar. 12-Sept. 8: Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project

Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project opens today at the National Archives. The exhibit presents color photographs taken for a project created by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1971. From polluted rivers to social movements and terrible fashion choices, this blast-from-the-past exhibit explores the environment, culture and trends of the 1970s.

Mar. 12-Apr. 1: State of Emergency

Sabyna Sterrett takes recycling to an artistic level in her State of Emergency exhibit at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria. The collection features repurposed plastic woven into thought-provoking installations, and is on view through April 1.

Music: "Big Yellow Taxi (Acoustic Instrumental Version)" by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

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