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Join Us for the 2nd Annual Repair Cafe! Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!
October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We’re Hosting Houston’s 2nd Annual Repair Café and We Need You!
Saturday, October 27th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
TX/RX Labs @ 205 Roberts Street, 77003
Sign Up to Participate!
Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!
Online at: https://repaircafehouston.eventbrite.com
or contact Steve Stelzer at 832.394.9050.
A Repair Cafe celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on, fix-n-learn, community event. People bring us their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully — REPAIR.
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 (1 item per person please)
Bicycles, Clothing (mending, no alterations), Small Appliances, and Tools/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.
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, fit 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!