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: