Environmental Button


Produced by the group Zero Population Growth, this button highlights anxiety created by the continued growth of the world’s population, first remarked upon by Englishman Thomas Malthus in his 1798 work, An Essay on the Principle of Population. Paul R. Ehrlich’s bestselling book The Population Bomb, published in 1968, renewed interest in the topic by raising concerns about the potential risks of overpopulation.

Maker: Zero Population Growth

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Los Altos

Subject: Environmental Movement


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences, Family & Social Life, Clothing & Accessories, Natural Resources, Environmental Buttons, Artifact Walls exhibit


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0014.0137Accession Number: 2003.0014Catalog Number: 2003.0014.0137

Object Name: button

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: .33 cm x 6.3 cm; x 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9363-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1284238

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.