Environmental Button

Description (Brief):

Several types of renewable energy sources are available as alternatives to non-renewable, carbon-based fuels. This button advocates the use of solar energy to generate electricity. It was distributed in 1978 by Solar Action, the Washington, D.C.-based organization that helped to organize Sun Day (3 May 1978.) For many people, the 1970s energy crisis was a call to action to change how electricity was generated and used. Making the choice to “go solar”—and encouraging others to do the same—reflected growing optimism about the potential of clean, accessible solar energy.

Date Made: 1978

Maker: Edward Horn Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaUnited States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Environmental Movement

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0014.0400Accession Number: 2003.0014Catalog Number: 2003.0014.0400

Object Name: button

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: .33 cm x 4 cm; x 1/8 in x 1 9/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b05e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1284482

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