Transition Berkeley Repair Cafés keep stuff out of the Landfill.

April 1, 2019


We recently tallied the results of our February 23rd Repair Café at the Berkeley Adult School.

Successful Repairs = 60.5 (one repair listed as partial)

Know the Next Step = 8

Not Repairable = 6

Unknown = 7 (either did not record results or turn in registration sheet)

Total Participants = 75 (some people brought more than 1 item)

Repair Success Rate = 80%


Successful Repairs – weight of items = 182.0 lbs

Know the Next Step – weight of items =  20.3 lbs

Total – kept out of landfill =                   202.30 lbs

Not Repairable – weight of items =            33.0 lbs


The event was the feature of the 2nd Berkeley Resiliency Fair, sponsored by Berkeley Adult School and the Berkeley Times; attendees came to a Café fundraiser for King Middle School and included 6-8 organizations providing information (including Berkeley Adult School, Berkeley Tool Lending Library, Emergency Preparedness (CERT), California Earthquake Authority, Berkeley Gardening Collaborative, CA Forestry Dept., Recycled Art Activities for kids) and about 8 different speakers and wellness demos.


This event was made possible by a grant from StopWaste, and donations from Ashby Lumber, Pastime Hardware, Gioia's Pizzeria, Creekwood Restaurant, and Berkeley Bowl West.


You can see a video of the event made by Christina Choate here:





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