Recycling Bin: Community, art and climate change

Community, art and climate change

This past week, environmentalist, philanthropist and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Anchorage to announce that the City of Anchorage will receive $1 million from the Bloomberg Philanthropies for its Public Art Challenge project, Solutions for Energy and Equity through Design (SEED) Lab. The city will partner with the Anchorage Museum to turn a neglected downtown building into an energetic cultural center where artists, designers, engineers and community members can work together to spotlight climate change and incubate solutions.

“This will be a center for art that enhances our understanding of potential community solutions, policies and practices on sustainability. The arts will provide a new lens to approach these conversations with a new set of vocabulary, insights and skills,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said.

Information provided by ReGroup, a nonprofit educational group formed in 1989 to develop public awareness of wastereduction, reuse, and recycling benefit on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Find ReGroup on Facebook or contact us at regroupkenaipeninsula@gmail.com.

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