What do you do with a bicycle when the chain has broken, with a book that has fallen apart or that favorite sweater that needs mending? Toss it? No way.
Back by popular demand, Vernon’s Repair Cafe will be held in the Okanagan Science Centre parking lot Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Bring your broken books, things that need gluing, dull knives and tools, musical instruments, torn or moth-eaten clothing, dysfunctional bicycles, small appliances, and we’ll help you fix them,” said Bill Darnell, with Vernon In Transition.
Some of Vernon’s handy people will be available to help fix stuff and share this practical knowledge.
“The result is things won’t be thrown away and they will be used longer,” said Darnell.
“This reduces our CO2 emissions, the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products and the amount of stuff going into our landfill.”
Darnell added that the Repair Cafe helps people be more confident about looking after their possessions and appreciating their value.
“People become more enthusiastic about a sustainable society where not all things are disposable.”
Vernon In Transition is sponsoring the event in co-operation with the Okanagan Science Centre and the Regional District of North Okanagan.
For information, contact VernonInTransition@gmail.com.