City of Lafayette, LA

07/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 16:06

Project Front Yard and No Waste Lafayette Host Fix-it Cafe

Project Front Yard, in partnership with No Waste Lafayette will present a Fix-It Café on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lafayette Main Library located at 301 W. Congress St. The Fix-it Café is a pop-up meeting place where community members can gather, bringing items in need of repair to be assessed and worked on by experienced volunteer fixers. There will be several repair stations for bike repair, small household goods, small appliances, clothing, textiles, and jewelry.

'The Fix-it Café is a great way to bring people together to learn about repairing items that would normally end up in the trash,' stated Skyra Rideaux, Project Front Yard Coordinator. 'This is an opportunity to give these items a second life!'

The goals of the Fix-It Cafe are simple: reduce waste, share knowledge about repairing, and strengthen community. Citizens can work alongside volunteer fixers as well as representatives from Project Front Yard and No Waste Lafayette with the goal of taking home something that works again.
'No Waste Lafayette hosts these events to educate the public on how it can put a dent in the excessive amount of trash each of us typically generates by repairing items that just need a little attention to become useful again,' said Catherine Comeaux, No Waste Lafayette founder.

Members of the public who are interested in participating but don't have an item in need of repair are invited to lend a hand or stand by and learn while enjoying a cup of coffee and a snack.

For more information contact Skyra Rideaux at [email protected] or Catherine S. Comeaux [email protected] For updates, visit the Facebook event page.

No Waste Lafayette is an environmental education organization that works with individuals, businesses, and governments to reduce needless and avoidable waste.