Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Georgia Power's Refrigerator Art Wins National Contest, Kicks off Refrigerator Recycling Campaign

GFP Note: Be sure to visit to view Georgia Power's winning entry. There are some great fridges to see at the site.

PRNewswire/ -- What do art and refrigerators have in common? In many households, the refrigerator is a place for grade school artwork, but usually not the stuff that wins national acclaim. However, in an effort to bring attention to energy conservation, Georgia Power took its vision of decorating a recycled refrigerator to a new level, creating artwork that got noticed.

Displayed August 25 to September 2 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., during the Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR(R) The Art of Recycling exhibition, Georgia Power won "Judges Choice" in a nationwide call for old refrigerator units that have been recycled and converted to very creative works. Georgia Power Product Manager Vicki Nichols accepted the top award on behalf of the company at a ceremony September 2 in Washington, D.C.

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign, Georgia Power's "slot machine fridge" was selected among artwork submitted by students, institutions, utility companies, private organizations, and individual artists across the country.

"Georgia Power's old recycled refrigerator was decorated using vinyl vehicle decals on the sides, brush aluminum framing on the front with black acrylic signs," said Nichols. "There is an actual slot machine metal token tray at the bottom with slot tokens in the tray. It seemed a fitting design as Georgia Power is promoting a 'jackpot' of energy savings worth more than $100 a year."

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