- 24k Gold Plated
- Hard enamel pin, rubber backing clutch
- pin size: 7/16 inch (11mm)
- 50% of profits donated to climate justice organizations
- pin production and shipping offset with carbon credits
The Pale Blue Dot pin pays homage to the Pale Blue Dot photograph, taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. Nearly 30 years after the photo was taken, it continues to inspire wonderment and serve as a reminder to care for the only home we’ve ever know. The astronomer Carl Sagan wrote eloquently about the image:
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
The pale blue dot pin reminds us of our precarious place in the universe and affirms our commitment to work towards climate justice for all.