We’re thrilled to be offering Upcycled Artmaking activities once again!

Do you have non-toxic materials that could be transformed into art with a bit of imagination? Check out our Request for Materials below and be sure to get in touch!

Portland Greenfest 2016 Upcycled Art

Here’s a snapshot of interactive activities we’ve had at our previous events!

We’re still developing our list for 2017 – but we’ll be sure to have some repeats from the lists below!

Energy & Climate Change

  • Heat pumps for home and business heating and cooling!
  • Building Efficiency videos
  • Learn about making your home more energy efficient
  • Solar hot water heaters on display
  • Solar electricity panels on display
  • Learn how to sign up for Maine Green Power to use electricity generated from renewable sources in Maine
  • Wood pellet demonstrations and lessons on sustainable forests
  • CO2 presentation: Oil Boiler vs. Wood Pellets
  • New Technology videos on display
  • Efficiency Maine Case studies
  • How you can take action on climate policy

Waste & Recycling

  • Hands on re-usable water and wipes demonstration
  • Biodiesel demonstration and grease recycling
  • Landfill waste reduction


  • Interact with Greater Portland METRO’s natural gas fleet
  • Win Greater Portland METRO tickets
  • Interact with a biofuel bus and learn about the production process


  • History and ecology of the Presumpscot River and ways you can interact with it
  • Water flume table demonstrating how water flows through a watershed!
  • Water Education Toolkit
  • Non-Point Source pollution demonstration with the Maine Water Environment Association
  • Learn how filter feeders clean water and bio accumulate toxins.

Land & Habitat Conservation

  • Maine Audubon interactive crafts and lessons!

 Farm & Food

  • Creative recipe sharing
  • Explanations on food systems policy and local fare.
  • Interact with a bee hive and learn how to bee keep in a sustainable way
  • Sample local food items
  • Learn about the foundations of a Food Co-Op
  • Keep your food fresh demonstrations

Products & Services

  • Interact with products made from sustainable timber harvesting in Maine
  • Sustainable Household product demonstrations
  • Sustainable heating and Cost savings demonstrations
  • Sample natural and locally sourced remedy products
  • Get connected to climate solutions projects in your area
  • Learn about Maine manufacturing
  • Hands on sustainable craft table
  • Discussions on the power of buying local and sustainable products
  • Cloth diaper, baby wearing and other natural parenting items demonstrations

For Kids & Families!

  • Face-Painting
  • Upcycled Artmaking
  • Kids’ Yoga Demonstrations
  • Making Seed Balls with compost
  • “Chuck it in the Bucket!” Children’s Game
  • Coloring and Sticker tables
  • Large chalk boards and drawings
  • Scavenger hunts and more!

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