The word Upcycling was coined by William McDonaugh and Michael Braugart in their book on ecologically intelligent design, Cradle to Cradle. In the simplest terms, upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value. In this contest we challenge all local artists (upcyclers) to create an object that is comprised of materials that would have otherwise ended up in the trash heap.
Submissions will be accepted now through April 5th.
Tina and Ryan (owners of Twin Cities Green) will choose the top 20 or so entries based on ingenuity, originality, and usefulness. Items not chosen will be returned.
Chosen entries will be voted on (in store) by Twin Cities Green customers between April 7th and 21st. Each customer may only vote once.
Winners will be announced at 6:00 pm at the Twin Cities Green Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22nd.
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