Environmental Button

Description
This button depicts the ecology symbol, a small letter “e” inside the larger letter “O,” the letters standing for “environment” and “organism.” Cartoonist Ron Cobb invented the symbol in 1969. The ecology symbol appeared in a green U.S. flag for the first time in the April 21, 1970 issue of Look magazine.
Object Name
button
maker
Racomex Products
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4.3 cm x 1.2 cm; 1 11/16 in x 1/2 in
ID Number
1993.3186.01
catalog number
1993.3186.01
nonaccession number
1993.3186
subject
Natural Resources
Clothing & Accessories
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Artifact Walls exhibit
Exhibition
Exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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