Zero Waste Living Workshop Series: Repair Café

We throw away a lot of stuff! Even things that need a simple repair. Help us change that narrative. Join us at our first Repair Café during Waste Reduction Week to fix your items instead.

We’ll provide tools, materials and skilled volunteers to help you repair your – lamp, bike, jewelry, sweater tear and more.

Repair Cafés teach people to see their possessions in a new light. And to, once again, appreciate their value. Repair Cafés help change people’s mindset and empower them to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle, connect with community and reduce the amount of repairable items sent to landfill.

 

Seeking skilled volunteer fixers! Email info@awarewhistler.org to sign-up.

The first Repair Café started in Amsterdam in 2009. This initiative has now spread globally and there are more than 1,400 repair cafés worldwide. For more information visit: repaircafe.org


FREE upcoming Zero Waste Living Workshops at the Whistler Public Library:

Date Time Workshop Name Registration
September 20th 6 – 8 PM Upcycled Designs with Terri Gercovich Register on or after September 1st by emailing publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca
October 20th 10 AM – 2 PM Repair Cafe First come, first serve.
November 15th 6 – 8 PM Simplifying Skincare with Joanna Runciman Register on or after November 1st by emailing publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca
December 5th 6 – 8 PM Wild Fermentation Sauerkraut with Alice Savage Register on or after December 1st by emailing publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca

Join us at one or all four of our Zero Waste Living Workshops! This series of workshops aims to showcase some of the many ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste we create in our everyday lives, while also finding unique ways to re-imagine our ‘waste’ as a valuable resource instead of trash. The Zero Waste Living Workshop Series was made possible thanks to funding from the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Community Enrichment Program and our venue sponsor the Whistler Public Library.

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