Saturday, 24 August 2013

Time Out - The forgotten art of repairing things

A few years ago I was involved in providing AV services for a series of local environmental awards and it really changed my mind about recycling. I had always been careful about separating my rubbish out into the appropriate types, but working on these events made me realise that you could go a whole lot further to reduce your impact on the environment. Even better is that adopting a "greener" lifestyle can often save you a whole pile of cash too.

I recently came across this short feature from the BBC website technology section introducing The Restart Project and their idea for a good party; one where things get fixed rather than broken...
In our modern gadget-obsessed society, we are often more likely to wait to get a new product, rather than attempt to repair our current one when it is broken. Restart is an international movement which aims to buck this trend. It educates people on how to do basic repairs to everyday objects, from digital cameras to kettles. At "parties" around the world, experts gather to help people who bring along broken items. They do the repairs themselves, while demonstrating what they are doing, to demystify the process.
LJ Rich went to a Restart party in Camden, London, to learn more,  Click here to see the video
Video Journalist: Dougal Shaw

A "greener" lifestyle can often save you a whole pile of cash too


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