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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
Date made
1978
maker
Edward Horn Co.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.33 cm x 4 cm; x 1/8 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
2003.0014.0400
accession number
2003.0014
catalog number
2003.0014.0400
subject
Environmental Movement
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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