A special exhibit has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. to promote good stewardship of resources.
Called The Art of Recycling: The Coolest Show in Town, the U.S. Department of Energy has encouraged institutions, utilities and individuals to exhibit trash art pieces made from recycled refrigerators.
Part of the DOEs Energy Star Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign, the show runs from August 25 - September 2. The public is being encouraged to replace aging, less efficient refrigerators with high efficiency Energy Star models, and to make sure the discarded units get properly recycled (please don't throw them into rivers or push them into the woods!).
According to the DOE, if Americans replaced pre-1993 refrigerators with Energy Star models, we'd save enough energy to power more than 8.1 million homes yearly.
The trash art pieces in the exhibit will be judged on a variety of criteria, with winners announced September 2.
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