Unley Repair Cafe

Sustainable Communities is supporting the Unley Repair Cafe, run by Ruby Wake and funded by a Fund My Neighbourhood grant. The Repair Cafe’s mission is to repair household items; reduce landfill; share knowledge, skills and cups of tea; save money; make friends & create community. These were certainly fulfilled at the inaugural event in April. There was a range of expert repairers on hand to help fix broken household items and teach these skills to people bringing in their broken items. Items fixed included shoes, furniture, jewellery, clothes, bags, electronics and bikes. There were lots of happy customers with items fixed on the day, while others learnt the necessary skill and took their item away to fix themself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Unley Repair Cafe will be Saturday May 26, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at the Clarence Park Community Centre (72-74 East Avenue,  Black Forest). The centre is next to the Clarence Park train stop, or the W90 bus stop 10. For more details see the Unley Repair Cafe Facebook page or email Ruby. There is a swap and share produce table at the Cafe and the Clarence Park Food Co-op is open if you want to do your shopping while your items are fixed. And if you can’t make the Unley Repair Cafe, the Adelaide Sustainability Centre is running the next Adelaide Repair Cafe on Saturday 19th May (111 Franklin St, Adelaide, 10-1pm).

 

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Unley Repair Cafe

Unley Repair Cafe is coming soon!

Repair cafes are places where expert repairers help community members learn how to fix their broken household items. Through the repair cafe we hope to repair things – share knowledge, skills, cups of tea – reduce landfill – save money – make friends – create community!

Unley Repair Cafe received a grant through the SA Government’s Fund My Neighbourhood to operate for 12 months. It  will be held from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the last Saturday of each month at Clarence Park Community Centre. The first session will be on Saturday 28 April 2018.

More repairers are needed so if you have skills in fixing things please get in touch – repaircafe@sustainablecommunitiessa.org.au.

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Electronic Recycling Australia

By Anne Bunning
Thought I’d let you know about Electronic Recycling Australia’s (ERA) bins (branded Unplug N’Drop) for anything vaguely electronic. There are 23 Unplug N Drop bins around metropolitan Adelaide, as well as several rural locations around SA.
Depositing all your electronic stuff is free and they really take anything from the batteries inside the radio to CDs, mobiles, cables, mouses, to the more obvious things like laptops and TVs. The best thing I saw were the insides of traffic lights – the arrows and the body shapes. The basic rule is – if it is domestic, plugs into a power point, uses a charger or is powered by battery ERA will take it.

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Containment – film screening

Containment is documentary by Peter Galison, Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, and Robb Moss, Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. It looks at three critical contemporary radioactive sites where containment has become the central issue.

In view of the recent proposals to establish nuclear waste sites in South Australia this is a timely and important movie. It has not been widely promoted in Australia, but Adelaide has the rare chance of a screening:

 6pm Monday 19 September at the Capri Cinema, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.

BOOK ONLINE TO ATTEND

Containment movie