ReuseConex comes to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, October 18-20, 2012. ReuseConex is the only conference that brings people together from a wide variety of sectors to share ideas and learn about reuse. The conference takes place on Thursday and Friday, with a free public ReuseExpo on Saturday. ReuseConex is hosted by the Reuse Alliance, a national nonprofit organization working to increase public awareness of the social, environmental and economic benefits of reuse.
With a theme of “Growing Reuse Communities,” the conference covers a wide spectrum of topics including building community support, green collar jobs, zero waste strategies, the economics of reuse, creative applications, food recovery, repurposed building materials and more.
Buying second hand and salvage, or repurposing something you already have saves money and avoids waste. This event showcases the importance of reuse, repair and upcycling in the context of community building, creative problem solving, and sustainability.
At the free ReuseExpo on Saturday, October 20, the public can learn about and purchase a variety of upcycled and recycled products. Attendees can also attend a ReArt Exhibit and sale, a ReFashion show that includes Portland’s Junk to Funk, and workshops throughout the day.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is an event sponsor. Be Resourceful will be participating at the conference and expo and is launching an exciting new feature on the Be Resourceful site! Check back for an interactive map where you can locate places in Portland to buy smart, reuse, borrow and share, and fix and maintain.
Learn more about the conference and register at reuseconex.org.
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