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Important: Saving the Planet on Which We Live

It's a post-Twitter society, y'all. Thanks to Twitter, we want everything in 140 characters or less, preferably with a humorous pic of a cat attached. So how does the green movement, which has been shouting about recycling for the past 20 years or so, keep things fresh? For the past four years, Trash to Treasure, Broward County's creative reuse center, has found a new and creative way of being heard: It calls on residents to turn refuse into art, showing them the true meaning of trash. The "Trash-2-Art Exhibition" features works of art made from materials that would otherwise be taking up space in a landfill. If it can become a piece of art, it shouldn't be sent away to a landfill: Recycle it!

This year's exhibit will be on display until October 1 at ArtServe (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) in the J.M. Family Enterprise Gallery. The free opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy wine and live music while touring the gallery and taking in each category's winners: There will be entries from students, amateur artists, and professionals. For more on Trash to Treasure, call 888-828-8242 or visit
Thu., Sept. 15, 6 p.m., 2011

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