"Repair Fair" educates on waste reduction, reuse

The goals of the event, supported by 75 students and community members, were to raise awareness about extraction, consumption, and waste issues in our community and inform people about how they can combat these issues.

Apr. 18, 2018
  • Members of the Carleton community attend the Repair Fair to get assistance in mending their household items and to learn more about sustainable and low-waste living.Alejandro Gallardo '19

  • Members of the Carleton community attend the Repair Fair to get assistance in mending their household items and to learn more about sustainable and low-waste living.Alejandro Gallardo '19

  • Members of the Carleton community attend the Repair Fair to get assistance in mending their household items and to learn more about sustainable and low-waste living.Alejandro Gallardo '19

  • Members of the Carleton community attend the Repair Fair to get assistance in mending their household items and to learn more about sustainable and low-waste living.Alejandro Gallardo '19

  • Members of the Carleton community attend the Repair Fair to get assistance in mending their household items and to learn more about sustainable and low-waste living.Alejandro Gallardo '19

  • Members of the Carleton community attend the Repair Fair to get assistance in mending their household items and to learn more about sustainable and low-waste living.Alejandro Gallardo '19

A main part of the event was free clothing, bike, and mechanical/electrical repair services from local volunteers. These volunteers were able to help about 75 attendees with their broken items. In addition, local businesses and organizations tabled about their work addressing waste and pollution issues in our community. In total, about 75 students and community members volunteered and tabled at the event, and about 225 people in attended the event.