Aug. 25, 2018

S1 E7 Castlemaine Repair Cafe

S1 E7 Castlemaine Repair Cafe

In this episode of An Environment for Change I speak with Chris Hooper about the Castlemaine Repair Cafe.  She has been running a monthly Repair Cafe in Castlemaine for over a year and they have saved over 600kg of waste from being thrown out; objects, c...


In this episode of An Environment for Change I speak with Chris Hooper about the Castlemaine Repair Cafe.  She has been running a monthly Repair Cafe in Castlemaine for over a year and they have saved over 600kg of waste from being thrown out; objects, clothing and mechanical items that can now live to see another day.  I speak to Chris about how it all started, how it works and where it is going. I also spoke to some of her repair volunteers, who talk about what it is like to be a repairer, why they do it and some of the things they have been asked to repair.