Environmental Button

Environmental Button

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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.
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Object Name
Date made
Edward Horn Co.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall:.33 cm x 4 cm; x 1/8 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Environmental Movement
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National Museum of American History
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