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ESA Students, No Waste Lafayette to host Fix It Café

Posted at 10:06 AM, Feb 11, 2019

No Waste Lafayette in partnership with students from Episcopal School of Acadiana will present a Fix It Café supported by Project Front Yard on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am until noon at Episcopal School of Acadiana Lower School, located at 721 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd.

The Fix It Café is a pop-up meeting place where community members can gather, bringing items in need of repair to be assessed and worked on by experienced volunteer fixers. There will be several repair stations set up in the ESA Lower School Enrichment Center. Fixers will be on hand to assess and fix bicycles, furniture, ceramics, electronics, small appliances, dull knives, clothing, textiles, and jewelry.

“The Fix It Café is a great way to bring people together to learn about repairing items that would normally end up in the trash,” stated Skyra Rideaux, Project Front Yard Coordinator. “This is an opportunity to give these items a second life!”

The goals of the Fix It Café are to reduce waste, share knowledge about repairing, and strengthen the community. Citizens are invited to stay, observe, and work alongside volunteer fixers while enjoying the café set up with complimentary coffee and treats provided by ESA Tinker Lab students and No Waste Lafayette volunteers. The café aims to be zero waste – dishwashing, composting, and recycling are all a part of the set-up that speaks to the goal of waste reduction.

“No Waste Lafayette hosts these events to strengthen the fix it culture that already exists here in our community,” said Catherine Comeaux, No Waste Lafayette founder.  “I’ve met many talented fixers through these events – it’s such a joy to see them generate creative solutions for people who are interested in figuring out how to conserve resources and get full use out of their stuff.”

For more information contact Catherine S. Comeaux or Ashleigh D’Aunoy For updates, visit the Facebook event page.

No Waste Lafayette is an environmental education organization that works with individuals, businesses, and governments to reduce needless and avoidable waste.