Have you heard of repair cafes, local meeting places where people come together to fix stuff that would otherwise end up as #waste? According to https://repaircafe.org/ there are more than 1,500 repair cafes world-wide -- a growing, noncommercial global movement.
This article in The Guardian from last month gives a good introduction: "Can we fix it? The repair cafes waging war on throwaway culture"
@constructivejournalism Community repair is awesome. Loads of social and environment benefits simply from getting people together in a room and fixing things.
Shoutout also to https://openrepair.org, an alliance of community repair orgs around the world (including Repair Cafe Foundation).
(disclaimer: I work for The Restart Project :) https://therestartproject.org)
@constructivejournalism oh, that's awesome! In Kotka, Finland they have a place for bike repair, teens use it a lot and older folks help them and manage the place. I took or bought a cart for my bike from them as far as I remember and they helped me to attach it. Super cool.
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