Repair Café Palo Alto
In 1960, each person in the US generated 2.68 pounds of waste per day. By 2000, the average was 4.65 pounds per day. This is the most in the world. We all have something that no longer works, that we still need. We can throw it out and buy a new one, stick it in the garage, pay to get it fixed, or fix it ourselves.
The Repair Café Palo Alto reduces those pounds of waste. We are a volunteer-run, community service dedicated to encouraging the repair and reuse of goods rather than dumping them in landfill.
The first Repair Café was started in Amsterdam in 2009. Since then, over 30 Repair Cafés have sprouted up in Europe. Others are forming elsewhere around the world. The Repair Café Palo Alto is affiliated with the Repair Café Foundation in the Netherlands. We are the first Repair Café to become operational in the United States. (Although we are affiliated with the Repair Café Foundation, we are self-funded and operate independently.) Learn more about the Repair Café Foundation in the Netherlands: www.repaircafe.org
Join us! Bring your broken items to our quarterly “cafes” or volunteer to help others repair things.
REI offers Free bike clinics
The REI store in Mountain View offers a variety of free bike clinics. The next two are Tuesday, March 13 and Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm. Click here to learn more.
City of PAlo alto Zero waste Survey
The City of Palo Alto is conducting a survey about reuse and recycling. Here is a link: Fill it out!!! Share with friends from other cities and towns and ask them to set Zero Waste as a community goal.
Share your favorite ways to reuse and recycle!
Please feel free to pass along efforts and organizations who are committed to helping reduce our "contributions" to landfill. Supporting these groups adds to their effectiveness. One great example is Recology, an organization that recycles materials, offers internships, tours, and working space for artists.
May 12 [Saturday]
All events run from 11 am to 3pm
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto
Other local Repair Cafés in 2018:
Repair Café Mountain View
SATURDAY, March 31 - 11 am to 3 pm, Mountain View Senior Center 266 Escuela Avenue
Sunday April 22 - Noon to 4 pm, Sunnyvale Public Library (665 W. Olive Ave. Sunnyvale, CA)
Contact: Maia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to the G.O.A.T. Repair cafe this sunday!
Skip the Superbowl! Come meet the Greatest (Volunteers) Of All Time!
KPIX visits the Repair Cafe in February:
iFixit joined us and filmed this:
Repair Café thanks GREENWASTE for donation of a new tools and supplies trailer.