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The Art of Recycling: The Coolest Show in Town

August 25, 2008 - September 2, 2008

Georgia Power's official submission of "A Jackpot of Savings" will be on display at the National Building Museum.
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The National Building Museum will be cooling off this summer when it hosts a special exhibition called The Art of Recycling: The Coolest Show in Town. From August 25 until September 2, the Great Hall will be filled with artwork created from old refrigerators, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR® "Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign."

Students, institutions, utility companies, private organizations, and individual artists from across the country have decorated refrigerators or refrigerator doors for the exhibition. Up to three winning entries will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges and identified during the exhibition. Visitors to The Art of Recycling can also join the fun and vote for their favorite "Viewer's Choice" refrigerator art, with all winners recognized at a celebration event on September 2. In addition to the refrigerator art, videos created for the complementary "Recycle My Old Fridge Online Video Challenge" will be aired for the duration of the exhibition.

You can also learn about fridges from early Egyptian days to today's modern, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® qualified models! Labor Day is your last chance to see the refrigerator art exhibition and vote for your favorite, so don't miss the opportunity to take friends and family to see it-and cool down with some ice cream! Edy's will be providing free ice cream outside the Museum on September 1, while supplies last.