Join us as Sheridan is partnering with Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA) to offer Repair Café this Saturday! The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PAMA. You are welcome to bring any broken items such as microwaves, toasters, lamps, headphones, laptops, clothing, and toys to get help from our fixers who will also show you how to do the repair yourself.
Repair Café will take place in conjunction with PAMA’s exhibit Trash Talk: Local Action, Global Change. The exhibit is running until late March. Check out the exhibit which showcases some of the innovative initiatives led by the Region of Peel and local organizations. Sheridan is honored to be included.
While you are at PAMA, in addition to Repair Café, you are welcome to join a panel discussion on “Waste Reduction and Climate Change” from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. focusing on ways we can be more mindful about the use of products and how waste can be averted. Sheridan’s Sustainability Coordinator, Wai Chu Cheng will be joined by Winston Rosser, Food Donor Manager of Second Harvest, and Akeem Gardner, Co-founder & CEO of Atlas 365. Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue charity. Atlas 365 grows industrial hemp as sustainable materials to build homes.
What is a Repair Café?
Repair Café is a global movement aimed at reducing waste send to the landfill and changing society’s “throwaway” mindset. The movement started in Amsterdam in 2009, and there are more than 1,800 Repair Cafés around the world (learn more about it here).
Did you know Sheridan was the first post-secondary institution in Canada to offer a Repair Café? It was launched in April 2014 as part of the Mission Zero initiative. For more info about Sheridan’s Repair Café, please visit our website.
Can you fix broken household items? We are looking for more fixers that can help repair broken household items. Hobbyists and professionals are all welcome! You can sign up to be a volunteer fixer or general volunteer here.
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Where: PAMA (Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives) – 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON, L6W 1Y1