America Recycles Day on November 15 Also Proclaimed “Anchorage Recycles Day”
The Mayor's Office and the Anchorage Assembly both recently
signed proclamations that November 15, 2011, is Anchorage
Recycles Day. November 15 is already "America Recycles Day,"
a day designated for raising awareness about recycling and buying
recycled products. By proclaiming the day as "Anchorage
Recycles Day" as well, the Mayor's Office hopes to further the
message by making it more personal to the Anchorage community.
Governor Parnell also recently proclaimed November 15 to be
Alaska Recycles Day.
This year, Anchorage Recycles Day features a juried art
exhibit highlighting art created using repurposed
materials. The exhibition, called revAmp - Recycle -
resTore, is at the International Gallery of Contemporary
Art (IGCA) through November 26. The IGCA is
located at 427 D Street and is open to the public
Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4pm.
Some events planned for Anchorage Recycles Day:
- Tuesday, November 15 -- Can Do Kids
Challenge at the Anchorage Recycling Center. Can Do Kids receive an extra 10
cents/pound for aluminum cans on America Recycles Day (November 15) between 9am
and 4pm. Any Can Do Kids who turn in cans on November 15 will be entered in a
drawing to win a new bike. To be a Can Do Kid, register at the Anchorage Recycling
Center's office at 6161 Rosewood Street (must be 18 years or younger). Same-day
registration is allowed.
- Tuesday, November 15 - Green Star's "Estrella Verde" Celebration, 4th Avenue Market
Place building, 333 W. 4th Ave., Anchorage. Go green -- Spanish style! Green Star staff
will be on hand at a table in the lobby of the 4th Avenue Market Place building distributing
Green Star tip sheets in English and Spanish. Beverages, chips, and salsa will be available,
all offered in corn- and soy-based bowls and cups. Come out and learn more about what
Green Star has to offer. Merchants and customers are all welcome.
- Tuesday, November 15 - Early Holiday Gift Sale at the Alaska Botanical Garden, 3701
Tudor Road, 10am - 4pm. Find many gifts for the urban gardener, recycler, or other
sustainability-themed person on your list at the Alaska Botanical Garden's gift shop.
Mention this promotion and receive 10% off select items on November 15 only. Proceeds
benefit Alaska Botanical Garden annual plastic pot recycling day.
- Check www.americarecyclesday.org and type in your zip code for more events in your area.
- Check out the Anchorage Recycles Facebook page for more local information.
More information about recycling can be found at www.muni.org/sws.