Find your spark at the Restart Party

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

HILLING­DON Friends of the Earth has al­ways worked on re­cy­cling and the re­use of goods and ma­te­ri­als to help save the Earth’s pre­cious re­sources and re­duce waste. There is a fast grow­ing elec­tron­ics waste stream and we were there­fore thrilled to hold our first Restart Party at this year’s Ick­en­ham Fes­ti­val on Satur­day.

Restart Par­ties are friendly com­mu­nity events where peo­ple can bring their small bro­ken elec­tronic or elec­tri­cal de­vice and learn how to re­pair it.

It can seem just too com­pli­cated to at­tempt to re­pair your bro­ken lamp or phone, ket­tle or com­puter but with ad­vice from some­one with more ex­pe­ri­ence it be­comes easy, and fun. Be­sides sav­ing money and be­ing in­cred­i­bly sat­is­fy­ing, re­pair helps the en­vi­ron­ment by min­imis­ing waste.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come at the par­ties, whether you want to learn how to re­pair some­thing or if you have re­pair skills and would like to help oth­ers learn to fix their bro­ken de­vices.

Restart Par­ties are re­ally en­joy­able, like be­ing in a cafe where ev­ery­one is work­ing to­gether, and there will be a few re­fresh­ments as well to add to the at­mos­phere.

You can read more about Restart Par­ties at ther­estart­pro­ject.org. SU­SAN SWEET­ING via email

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