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Repair café aims to promote sustainability, reusability

By Regis Phillips Apr 25, 2024 | 5:00 AM

Anyone with broken electronics or clothing can have them fixed by local residents looking to pass on their knowledge and skills.

Three repair cafés will be in operation on May 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can bring your broken items and learn how to fix them with the help of skilled volunteers.

The event is a partnership between Climate Action SJ, the Saint John Tool Library & DIY Workshop, and Sustainable Saint John.

Ashley Anthony, board president of Sustainable Saint John and chair member with Climate Action SJ, says the event aims to promote sustainability and reusability.

“The repair cafe is an initiative to diverge waste from landfills which is what we would like to do,” said Anthony.

She also said anyone can still volunteer, applications can be found by clicking here.

Cafés will take place at the following locations:

  • Lancaster Mall Community Room
  • Saint John Tool Library – 100 Princess Street
  • The Sewist – 62 Water Street (available from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.)