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 I really wish one would open in my city. :/
@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)
@mayel Yes! Definitely! What's the best way to chat? Feel free to drop me a email ( neil at therestartproject dot 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.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]