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Virtual Zero Waste Meet-up - Repair Café    Thu Nov 26, 2020, Calgary, AB

Zero Waste YYC Meetup - Presented by Plastic-Free YYC

What can you do to that broken item that you put aside, in hopes to learn how to get it repaired one day? What about that shirt that needs some stitching up, but you don't know how to? This month's Zero Waste Meet-Up is all about teaching you how to repair home items, so you don't need to toss them in the garbage, contributing to a less impactful lifestyle.

Repair Café – PART 1
Date: November 21st
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm MST
Location: Pason Centennial Arenas – 204 Community Way Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1
Description: Plastic-Free YYC Team showcasing the Repair Café in Okotoks. Our team will be on the ground trying out the repair café.
We invite you to come join our team at the Repair Café on November 21st. You will need to register with the Okotoks Repair Café and bring a broken item.
Registration for this event will up soon.
If getting there is an issue, our team will be sharing live stories on Instagram so you can follow along and see what it is all about.
What is Repair Café?
A place where you can bring your broken items from home and a group of volunteers can help you repair them. You get to learn a new skill, and at the same time, you get to save an item from getting tossed in the trash. You can bring anything to get fixed from clothes to furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. To learn more about them, follow their Twitter and Facebook accounts @townofokotoks or access their website https://www.okotoks.ca/.../repair-cafe-distancing-style

Repair Café – PART 2
Date: November 26th
Time: 6:00 pm MST
Location: Online – Zoom
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZwpdumtqTgiG9fw_EZ4...
Description: After our team’s visit to the café, we will be speaking about our experience and opening the discussion up on why it’s important to repair and what impact it can have to fix things instead of replacing them.
We will be sharing our experiences, showing our repaired items, and letting you know more about this organization. We will also be interviewing one of the organizers, so if you have any questions, make sure to send it to us before November 21st – info (at) plasticfreeyyc.com
We look forward to seeing you on November 26th!
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About Zero-Waste Meet-ups
These are casual gatherings Plastic-Free YYC hosts regularly to bring together like-minded, compassionate, and curious Calgarians. A fun forum to learn about ZW goals, challenges, and ideas to help each other strive for a little less waste.

About Plastic-Free YYC
Calgary's Leading Voice in Zero Waste and Plastic Free Living
Plastic-Free YYC is a nonprofit organization leading Calgarians to reduce single-use plastic waste and create a circular economy.
Our three-tiered approach of engagement -- inspiring individuals, collaborating with businesses, and working with municipal leaders -- is how changes will happen.
Our fully volunteer-run team is comprised of plastic-free and zero-waste experts who are passionate about raising awareness of the overall impact of plastic on our community and our planet.

 
 

For more information:

Contact Name: vaneska
Website: https://plasticfreeyyc.com/how-we-do-it/events/
E-mail: vaneska.grechinski (at) gmail.com

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