Repair Café Palo Alto
What do you do when you’ve got something you like but it no longer works? Throw it out and buy a new one? Stick it in the attic, the basement or under the stairs? Pay to get it fixed? Fix it yourself?
Chances are you toss it out. Or maybe you store it away until that magical day when you can figure out what to do with it. Right.
Consider this: 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’ve established the Repair Café Palo Alto to give you another option. The Repair Café Palo Alto is a volunteer-run, community service dedicated to encouraging the repair and reuse of goods rather than relegating them to 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. (Though 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
Next Repair Café in Palo Alto:
We have 3 Repair Café events currently scheduled for 2014. These are:
- March 2
- June 8
- October 12
All events are hosted by the Museum of American Heritage at 351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto
For other Bay Area repair events see below.
See the Repair Café Palo Alto in action:
Other Repair Cafés coming up: