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Peace Dove pin, designer Cecile et Jeanne, France; photographer John Bigelow Taylor.
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Saving Planet Earth Pins

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  • Title CO₂

    Date 2008

    Designer Stefanie Rahmstorf, Germany

    Materials Sterling Silver, Saltwater Cultured Pearls; stamped with a specifically-numbered ton of CO2 to be retired

    Size 1.3" x 1.3"
    (3.3cm x 3.3cm)

  • Title Polar Bear

    Date 2000

    Designer Lea Stein, France

    Materials Cellulose Acetate Laminate

    Size 3" x 1.9"
    (7.6cm x 4.8cm)

Saving Planet Earth

In 2008, Albright participated in an excursion to the Arctic sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the Aspen Institute. The theme was climate change; the scenery included melting ice and worried polar bears. Among the travelers was Stefan Rahmstorf, a professor of ocean physics, whose wife Stefanie designed this issue-appropriate pin. The C is for carbon and the two round pearls are O for oxygen. Together, they symbolize carbon dioxide, a major cause of global warming. Proceeds from sales of the pin are used to help curb climate change.

Speaking at the Smithsonian, Earth Day, 1998. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.