Learn about reducing, reusing and recycling this Sunday at Reuse-A-Palooza.

    -    Those looking to reduce, reuse and recycle in a more artistic way will get the chance to do just that at the ReUse-A-Palooza this Sunday, June 10.

From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., attendees will find crafts, activities, demonstrations and upcycled art for sale, according to a Cracked Pots news release.

There will be 13 reuse organizations and eight reuse artists at the event, held at The Village Ballroom on 700 NE Dekum St. in Portland.

Several speakers will join the event at 3 p.m. to talk about their ways of reusing and reducing the materials they use in their everyday lives.

Apparel designer Ophir El-Boher will present, "Adding Value — Upcycling Fashion." El-Boher creates ethical and sustainable ways to produce clothing.

Freedom Moneno is set to present "Adventures in Re-Use — The Freedom Moreno Story," where he will speak about his passion for reclaimed materials as part of architecture.

Simon Love, a repair specialist with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, will present "How DEQ is Supporting Reuse and Repair in Oregon." Love will speak to how the DEQ is helping to extend the lifespan of products through "reuse, repair and improvements to product durability."

Cracked Pots will host a community conversation on how to use "reclaimed sources for social good" at 5 p.m.

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