SEED Lab describes itself as a place for positive community change, but it's also timely.

The organization, which partners with the Anchorage Museum, held an event Wednesday in Anchorage showing people how to utilize old T-shirts and other materials and turn them into reusable shopping bags. 

With the new bag ban in effect within the municipality, it's another way for residents to make the goods they thought were done have a second life. 

"I think that is a very important thing and I think that every individual has a possibility to do something on their own," said SEED Lab Curator Bodil Kjelstrup, "By focusing on reuse and focusing on how we can give a longer life to every project that we have we do help the environment.

Artists Amy Meissner and Keren Lowell were also on hand to offer help.

The free class was the fourth of its kind and by far the best turnout. It's part of the repair and reuse series which happens on Wednesday evenings. 

More information about future events can be found at

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