The greenest thing you can do is try to fix something you already have before throwing it away!
Wilton Go Green and Cannon Grange have teamed up to host Wilton’s first Repair Café!
Our Repair Café is a gathering place for members of our community to not only try and repair a treasured item and give it a chance at a second life, but also learn alongside our volunteer fixers. And if we can’t fix it, we can direct you to someone who can or at least know we tried.
Our Repair Café is organized into two categories:
- Repairs – our fixers will bring their tools and spare parts, take a look at your item and assess what they can do to help.
- Consultations – sit and talk with our experts to ask questions about your item and get some tips on repair
- Bicycles – i.e. seat adjustment, squeaky brakes, chain issues, flat tires
- Jewelry – i.e. clasps, extend, cleaning,
- Small appliances/lamps
- Clothing – i.e. buttons, patches, holes, knitting projects, small hems, stuffed animals/loveys
- House plants and gardens
- Tech Support – i.e. updates, scam alerts, connectivity issues, diagnostics
The Cannon Grange will be doing a Kick Off Tree Planting at 10am and Planting Peas Activity throughout the event for anyone to participate in.
This is a free event. Questions? Email email@example.com
History of Repair Cafes
The concept of a Repair Café took root in Amsterdam in 2009 as a way to combat our “throw-away” economy. By reducing the amount of stuff that gets tossed in the trash, we can lessen the global impact of overconsumption while saving money by repairing what we already own. The skills used to fix everyday items can be passed on and inspire others to see the value in the things they may have once thrown away. Benefits of a Repair Café include reducing household waste, cutting CO2 emissions and using less materials than it would take to produce something new. The community benefits from the passing-on of valuable skills that are threatening to disappear in this “one-click online order” culture.