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Greenpeace button

Significance 

Harriett Lemer wore this Greenpeace button on her canvas backpack. The world’s first international environmental organization was born in a Vancouver living room in 1969. It started life as the anti-nuke Don’t Make a Wave Committee. As its mission expanded, it became the Greenpeace Foundation. Vancouver’s natural setting and universities made it the perfect incubator for eco-warriors, like the nature lovers, scientists, and activists who founded Greenpeace.

Date Range 
c. 1969 - 1971
Place of Use 
Worn by Harriett Lemer
Dimensions 
3.1 cm diameter, 0.5 cm deep
Museum Location 
You Say You Want a Revolution gallery
Catalog Number 
H2004.54.7
Donor 
Harriett Lemer