To celebrate Earth Day, we decided to showcase a few of our environmental-themed buttons from the cause sections of the Busy Beaver Button Museum. Check ’em out:
A few highlights from the collection:
This button was part of the Environmental Teach-In held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated in this event, which was modeled after the Vietnam War Teach-Ins. The Environmental Teach-In evolved to what we know now as Earth Day.
This button from the 1950s features one of the early uses of the word “pollution”.
This button, distributed by the ENACT (Environmental Action for Survival) Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan, touts one of the popular mantras of environmentalists in the late 1960s and 1970s: Survival. The Ecology Center was established one month after the first Earth Day in 1970. They sought to promote environmental awareness, education, and advocacy through endeavors such as recycling programs, community projects, and environmental lobbying.
Like the button says, Busy Beaver celebrates Earth Day Every Day! Read more about our green button manufacturing.