Other Ways to Eliminate Waste: Fix-It Clinics - Repair Cafes - Tool Libraries - RDP point
Fix-It Clinics are free meeting places (whether permanent or temporary) and they are all about repairing things. In the place where a Fix-It Clinic is located, you will find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need along side an experienced technician. You will find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. In this segment we will hear from Jonathan Krones from MIT about how to start one and what it takes to keep it going.
A Repair Cafe is all about dropping off your item you wish to be fixed and then going about your business while expert technicians repair your product. Their is a wide range of items that these experts can repair but it depends on your volunteer base about how many items can be fixed in a day. We have Mareen Ambrosino form the Westborough Library Repair Cafe to come in and speak about their process and processes to fix things.
A tool library allows patrons to check out or borrow tools, equipment and "how-to" instructional materials, functioning as either a rental shop with a charge for borrowing the tools, or more commonly free of charge as a form of community sharing. A tool library performs the following main tasks, 1. Lending, 2. Advocacy and 3. Maintenance. We have invited Alex Lent
from the Danvers Tool Library
, a robust and successful tool library that could act as a model for your community.
Location Middleboro Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.