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FIXIT Clinics: March 2015 SLWRP Meeting

Teachers from Livermore and Castro Valley repair a toasterTeachers from Livermore and Castro Valley repair a toasterThe March 3, cialis 2015 SLWRP network meeting focused on the topic of repair and featured a workshop hosted by Fixit Clinic founder Peter Mui.

Fixit Clinics are community events designed to support community members in the "Guided Disassembly of Your Broken Stuff."  Mui hopes to empower people to learn more about how their stuff works and hopefully fix it.

SLWRP teachers were encouraged to bring a broken item to the meeting to experience the Fixit Clinic ethos first-hand. Participants brought a range of broken items including a radio, a dvd player, a calculator and a backpack with a broken zipper. Mui also brought small appliances like toasters, irons and microwaves for the group to examine.

According to the 2008 Waste Characterization study, Alameda County sent over 45,000 tons of textiles and more than 7,000 tons of electronics and small appliances to the landfill. Mui hopes to help people give extended life to their broken things and change ideas about disposability.

Fixit clinics are community events that freqently take place at libraries and community centers, but Mui is hoping to see more of them at schools. Fixit Clinics present a fantastic opportunity for students to explore science and engineering practices, learn tool skills, and reduce waste.

If you are interested in hosting a Fixit Clinic at your school, contact Peter Mui at petermui (at) gmail(dot)com


Check out the video below to get an idea of what happens at a Fixit Clinic:


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