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Green Star of Interior AlaskaFriday, February 17th, 2017 at 3:38pm
Did you catch our interview on KUAC today? "A network of partnerships between nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private-sector recycling companies is planning to step up efforts to clean up junk and electronic waste that’s been accumulating for decades in remote communities around Alaska. The partnerships are racing to clean up as much of the stuff as possible by 2020, when federal funding for the projects is scheduled to run out."
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Green Star of Interior Alaska added 3 new photos.Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:00pm
The EPA estimates that about 86,000 tons of single use alkaline batteries are thrown away each year in the U.S.; placed end to end, that amount would circle the world six times! And these batteries used in all kinds of gadgets contain heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, and nickel, all of which are toxic to humans. Please recycle your batteries at the Electronics Recycling Depot!
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Green Star of Interior AlaskaWednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:00pm
“By only providing plastic straws when requested, we can significantly reduce the disposal of single use plastic. Such a simple action will not only save on overheads, it will have incredibly positive and far reaching effects on our planet.”
-Straw Wars, UK
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Green Star of Interior AlaskaTuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 6:00pm
While at a yard sale this past summer, Remington, a 7 year-old homeschooler in the 2nd grade, came up with an idea. He asked his parents if he could make a table and use bottle caps to decorate it. They, of course, said yes.

His idea quickly grew bigger. Remington’s goal now is to make a butcher block table for his family AND one to sell/auction/raffle so that he may help as many Angel Tree Kids as he can at Christmas 2017. (He LOVES to be Santa’s helper!)

So, we are asking for metal bottle top donations. The project will be completed by the end of the school year, which is May 15th for Remington. He will need all the bottle caps by the end of March.

Remington and his parents send their deepest THANK YOU. He would not be able to see his creations come to life without help.

You can drop bottle caps off at the Green Star office, 3520 Industrial Avenue (off Van Horn) in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our office hours vary, so please call before you drop by: 907-452-4152.

You can also email Remington's mom at ckuck82@gmail.com to make arrangements to get the bottle caps to Remington. He will accept any kind of metal bottle cap for his up-cycled project! Please save your caps for this good cause.
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Green Star of Interior Alaska added a new photo.Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 12:23pm
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Green Star of Interior AlaskaMonday, February 13th, 2017 at 8:46pm
Did you know that choosing to Pick. Click. Give. could DOUBLE your dividend? When you file for your PFD by March 31st & donate a portion to a local charity (like Green Star), you'll be automatically entered to win an extra dividend!

Five lucky Alaskans who share part of their PFD through Pick.Click.Give. will be given an extra dividend! Even a small donation would help Green Star continue to raise awareness of recycling in the Interior.

If you’ve already filed, it’s easy to log on again and choose a cause that matters to you.