Mohawk Sustainability is hosting a Repair Café on Wednesday, March 18
Volunteer "fixers" from the Mohawk College community will be on hand to help you repair your broken items such as clothing, toys, books, housewares, jewellery and small personal or home electronics.
Repair Café is a global movement that aims to reduce the waste that is sent to landfill and change society’s throw-away mindset. Globally, Repair Cafés prevented 350,000 kilos of waste in 2018 — the total weight of 58 adult African elephants!
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: F114 (Student & Alumni Success Resource Centre)
Registration: Not required, but you can sign up for a reminder e-mail.
How Does it Work?
Mohawk students and employees bring their broken items to the Repair Café where they will get help fixing them. Most importantly, participants will learn from the fixers how to do the repair themselves.
Volunteer fixers are Mohawk students and employees, and have a variety of backgrounds and repair skills. Please note that the individuals repairing your item are volunteers and not professionals. There will also be limited parts on hand. If you need a specialized part, the repair will not be completed, however you may receive advice on where to purchase your part and what to look for.
What Can I Bring?
Any small personal or household item that you can carry that's in need of a repair. Some examples include:
- Book with broken spine
- Broken laptop (personal laptop, not Mohawk property)
- Broken jewellery
- Broken umbrella
- Cracked toys
- Clothing with a hole
- Clothing in need of a button
- Broken housewares
- Faulty computer mouse
If you have any questions about the event or what you can bring, please e-mail sustainability [at] mohawkcollege.ca