On November 24, Shop for repair It will ignore waste and excessive consumption by offering citizens the opportunity to diagnose and repair their everyday items for free: toaster, lamp, pants, coffee maker, small loose furniture and more.
In this sixth edition, new things can be repaired, including bicycles, computers, and phones. Repair avoids waste, but also expenses that we cannot always afford.
“This event is a great example of solidarity, participation and discovery. This year, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the maintenance of your computers and phones thanks to the presence of Econext Informatique, and for those waiting for their turn, to learn more about climate change thanks to the Fresque Quiz,” emphasizes Orianne Xue. . , Circular Economy Consultant and event leader.
“We hope to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to reduce expenses while making a positive impact on the environment. On the environmental level, we work to reduce landfills, while on the social level, we fight insecurity by avoiding buying new things, and then creating new connections from By contacting strangers who want to help us,” adds Lorien Dano, General Manager of Environment Morrissey.
In the past, more than 320 items have been repaired by more than 80 different volunteers.
The repair shop will be held at Maison de la Solidarité (1060, rue Saint-François-Xavier, door 4).
For people who cannot participate, Environnement Mauricie states that its team has created a repairmen’s directory, a digital tool available at www.environnementmauricie.com that lists contact details for repairmen across the region.
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