31 Pallet Upcycling Ideas from the GreenFest Annual Pallet Challenge

Posted On: 03rd Oct, 2018 | Under: Events | Tagged:
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If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we like to promote events that relate to pallets or the logistics and supply chain management industry. Some are educational while others are fun. Later this week, however, there is a festival in Statesboro, Georgia, that combines both learning and entertainment to help spread awareness about environmentally friendly initiatives and the use of wood as a renewable resource. Plus, there is a contest involving pallets (more on that below)!

This Saturday, October 6, local citizens and visitors alike are invited to attend the 6th Annual GreenFest 2018 from 9am until 1pm for live music, activities for kids, and free workshops to help attendees save green while living green. There will also be an electronics recycling station, courtesy of Goodwill.

Pallet Challenge

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Last year, first prize went to the creator of this pallet cooler.

But, the main event worth checking out is the Pallet Contest.  Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability in partnership with the Business Innovations Group (BIG) and the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education have organized Statesboro’s 4th Annual Pallet Challenge.

Teams or individuals compete by showcasing upcycled pallet creations. All entries are composed of at least 75% used pallets. Last year, there were 20 entries in contention with first-prize honors going to the creator of a pallet cooler! This year first, second, and third-place prizes will be awarded; judging will begin at 10am and winners announced at noon.

Past entries include surf boards, a garden wall, a fishing bench, gardening table, and a motorized pallet car! Check out 31 entry photos for some great upcycling inspiration.

For all our readers near Statesboro in the Peach State, consider attending this free event to explore green products and solutions, learn tips from sustainability experts, listen to live music, participate in a raffle drawing, and peruse all of the upcycled pallet creations.

Want to enter the contest next year? Bookmark this site and be sure to register by mid-September, 2019, to participate.

Amy Olson Amy Olson

Amy Olson, Vice President and Co-Founder, has over 10 years of experience in the wooden pallet industry. She has dedicated her career to serving the pallet management needs of Fortune 100 and 500 companies, both at regional and national levels. Currently, she focuses on national growth, building relationships, and developing new accounts. Amy also assists in running day-to-day operations and works closely with the sales team. Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending Chicago Blackhawks games, and painting.