Another One Bites the Dust – but Could it Rise from the Ashes?

Obviously I would recycle it because – why wouldn’t you? As for replacing it with new, or “new to me”, that would depend on time and opportunity. And, while I love the idea of taking something to a small appliance repair shop and really committing to a 25 year relationship with my toaster, I think it’s happening less and less, and probably due to time and opportunity.

Well fear not fellow planet protectors, upon the horizon lies a brave new world. I was cruising David Suzuki’s site and stumbled upon this cool new movement – Repair Cafés!

To sum it up, a repair café is basically neighbours helping neighbours and keeping things out of the landfill. The more I read, the more I love it and the better it sounds.

We all know that kitchen appliances are cheaper to replace than to repair. Wai Chu of Toronto’s Repair Café explains that repair cafés enlist volunteer fixers to help fix broken household items and teach basic repair skills. They help shift us from a throw-away to fix-it society! The best part – they have a ton of tools for people to use to host or open their OWN repair café in their own city! For more information check out


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