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Join Us for a Repair Cafe! Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!
November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you have an item in need of repair?We invite you to bring in a broken item and meet local people who have offered to share their skills to help you make repairs. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table, by leafing through books on repairs and DIY. Acceptable Items to Bring – One item per person please Clothing (for mending, no alterations), Small Appliances, Tools and Knives for Sharpening
Can you volunteer to help with repair or the event?Calling all handywomen, handymen, handy kids, handy teens and families, tinkerers, and sewers! Volunteer to have fun and learn through helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event as guides and to assist with general coordination.
Sign Up to Participate!
Online at: https://repaircafehouston.eventbrite.com use the QR code, or contact Steve Stelzer at 832.394.9050.Share your ideas — Give your stuff a longer life — Fixing is good — Make it a way of life! Please share this event with your groups and friends and help us build a sustainable future!
Why a Repair Cafe?Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And… most people no longer know how to repair things. For more information, visit www.transitionhouston.org.
The Fixer’s Manifesto
- If it’s broken, fix it!
- Give your stuff a longer life
- Enjoy hands-on, fix-n-learn, community based discovery
- Nurture curiosity, share ideas and skills
- Fixing is good for us and good for the planet
- Disposability is a choice
- Make fixing a way of life!
House Rules & GuidelinesPlease take a moment to read the house rules outlining repair cafe and safety guidelines. Participation in the event requires all attendees to agree and abide by these rules. In general,
- Local volunteers with a range of skills are available to give you ideas, suggestions or a helping hand if needed with a repair.
- Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts are on site and can help as needed.
- Please bring one broken or non-working item per person.*
- Carry-in items only (No stoves, refrigerators, or other large items)
- Volunteers offer no guarantee of items being repaired made by them or with their assistance, and are not liable if objects repaired do not work properly at home.
- Volunteers are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
- If you need replacement parts, such as plugs, fuses etc. you may need to pay for these or pop out and buy them from a local shop.
- Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
- A voluntary donation for workshop tools and repair materials is greatly appreciated.