Fairbanks

The River of Greens10/31/2012 at 12:00 AM AKDT


Even though the calendar says it’s autumn until December 21st, Fairbanks residents have no problem referring to this time of year as “winter!” After all, the ground is frozen, there’s more than 8 inches of snow on the valley floor, and liquid water is yielding to ice on the rivers and streams. There’s another stream that Interior Alaska Green Star hopes to divert before it floods the landfill: the waste stream.

This Friday, November 2nd, the Alaska Public Lands Information Center, the Morris Thompson Center, the FCVB, and Green Star are presenting “Unnatural Disasters: A Collaborative Recycled Artwork Effort.”

Using items that can be diverted from the waste stream, this First Friday event will feature sculptural works with names like “Tidal Wave” and “Tornado.” Green Star is increasing awareness of the growth of the prematurely discarded before the flow becomes a river. Attendees of the show will recognize plastic bottles and bags among the surprisingly useful art supplies.

Plastic bottle jellyfish and other craft items will be on sale and proceeds will benefit IAGS. So come to the show and be inspired for your own creations. You can also find out more about year round recycling (and reuse!) options at the IAGS website: www.iagreenstar.org




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