Don’t toss it, learn how to fix it at Repair Cafe
Sustainability isn’t hard to achieve if you know where to look
In the ever-growing, ever-changing, throw-away-just-to-buy-it-again consumer culture, waste is one thing we have too much of.
“It’s a bad cycle,” says Steve Haywood, co-founder and marketing co-ordinator of Repair Cafe Calgary, a new sustainability initiative that aims to engage consumers in socially conscious behaviour and, as the name suggests, repair their broken goods.
“Too many times people are just throwing (their stuff) away and buying it again, and it’s wasteful and wastes a lot of money.”
Repair Cafe Calgary provides the space, tools and expertise of dedicated volunteers for people who want to learn how to repair their broken items while also socializing with neighbours and people around them.
The rule of thumb: if it’s in your house and it’s portable, they can probably find someone to fix it. Read more