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. 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 is a volunteer-run, community service dedicated to encouraging the repair and reuse of goods rather than dumping them in landfill.
The first Repair Café started in Amsterdam in 2009, now there are over 30 Repair Cafés in Europe, and more 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.
JUne 23 the Repair cafe joins the re:maker Fair
11:00 am - 3:00pm
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Join us for an afternoon of all-ages interactive activities & presentations on sustainable technology & home living. We've partnered with local agencies, organizations & businesses to share resources & ideas to help us all do our part in preserving our planet. The Palo Alto Repair Cafe bike repair geniuses will be on hand to diagnose, tuneup and advise on repairs.
REI offers Free bike clinics
The REI store in Mountain View offers a variety of free bike clinics. Click here to learn more.
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.
June 23 11 am - 3 pm
Mitchell Park Library
2700 Middlefield Palo Alto
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
Contact: Maia - email@example.com
Also check out Transitions Palo Alto for lots of great weekly community-building events
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.