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Transition Berkeley Repair Cafés keep stuff out of the Landfill.


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:

https://youtu.be/CzfmGcKVhLQ