Archive | January, 2012

Fix It! at the Sustainable Living Festival

21 Jan

Using the Sustainable Living Festival to launch this Melbourne initiative, the goal is to divert waste, build skills, and model systems-thinking by having skilled volunteers guide the public through their own repair tasks in a social atmosphere.

Fix It is a volunteer, community and free public event.  Our hope is for people to return home from this event inspired to host their own skills exchanges, big or small.  We imagine Fix It events could fit many forms: work drinks, a BBQ, a school club, workshops, a skills auction, a stall at the farmer’s market.  

Info for Volunteer Fixers

The Fix It Sustainable Living Fest event needs Fixers (that’s you) 10:45 am-4:15 pm on Sunday 19 Feb.  We’ll hold one orientation meeting beforehand around 1 Feb. We are looking for Fixers in the areas of “Stitches” (textiles), “Switches” (lamp repair & rejuvenation), and “Splinters” (woodworking with hand tools). We hope you can bring along tools to use, but will try to help with a small amount of materials to fix/upcycle & common tools. We’re also hoping to provide you lunch…

Interested Fixers, please email April the following info:

a. 1-3 sentences of bio for the public. Who are you? What is your passion?

b. What skills would you like to share?

c. What are your favourite fixing/making resources in Melbourne?

d. Would you like an A4 pin board space to display your business/contact info or project of choice?  You can also hand out business cards while you’re fixing if you like.  

e. What extras would you like us to provide for your work? Electricity, scrap fabric/wood, sockets, batteries, etc?

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

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