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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
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