Georgia Power wins refrigerator art contest
Georgia Power won “Judges Choice” in a nationwide
call for old refrigerator units that have been recycled
and converted to very creative works of art.
As part of the United States 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.
The Energy Star Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign encourages
Americans that own an old, inefficient refrigerator
to save money, energy, and help the environment
by recycling old refrigerators and, when a replacement
is needed, buying a new Energy Star-qualified refrigerator.
Georgia Power predicts its customers have approximately
235,000 secondary refrigerators more than 10 years
Most of these secondary refrigerators are old, inefficient
models and typically use 75 percent more energy
than newer Energy Star models. If every household
recycled that second refrigerator, the annual energy
savings would be as much as 250 million kilowatt-hours