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Be Resourceful team at OMSI’s Celebrate Sustainably event on Nov. 3

Interested in taking new approaches to this holiday season? Join local community partners and volunteers for the Be Resourceful program this weekend at OMSI’s Celebrate Sustainably on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. An interactive, family-friendly event, visit OMSI from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and learn how to save money and reduce your carbon footprint during the holiday season.

Look for our Be Resourceful team, who will share holiday information and resources. Learn about thoughtful consumption through creativity, local options and gifts of experience. OMSI invited BPS to partner on the event.

At Celebrate Sustainably, look for a diverse collection of daytime activities as well as entertaining stage demonstrations:

  • Ornament Making with Chocolate Craft Studio: Make your own delicious, delightful chocolate ornament.
  • Greenery Recycling with City of Portland: Discover options for recycling your holiday tree and wreaths with the City of Portland.
  • DIY Bookmarks: Make your own bookmarks using materials you can find at home.
  • Holiday Wreaths: Create a wreath using natural materials from your own backyard.
  • Learn to Crochet using Plastic Bags: Beginner basics including hooks, yarn and stitches.
  • Polymer Clay Decoration: Use polymer clay to decorate an old jar and find a new use for it.
  • Popsicle Stick Trees: Use popsicle sticks and other recycled materials to make cute trees.
  • Recycled Fashion: Recycle your old t-shirts into fashionable bracelets, use old puzzle pieces to make friendships necklaces and make earrings with old film strips.
  • Salt Scrub as a Gift: A salt scrub makes your skin feel nice, but they can be expensive. Learn an easy way to make a salt scrub at home with just a few household products.
  • Sewing 101: Try your hand at sewing with simple projects using repurposed fabric. Learn how to use a sewing machine and select the right needle and thread.
  • Upcycled Ornaments: Take old bottle caps and turn them into snowmen or reuse your old paint swatches and make them into tree ornaments.
  • Upcycled Toys: Make a new toy out of recycled materials.


For more information, visit OMSI’s web page.