The Pittsfield Resilience Circle is organizing the Berkshires’ first ever Repair Café. It will be held in Pittsfield on Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 1-5pm in the St. Stephen's Church basement at 67 East Street.
The event is entirely free.
The Repair Café is looking for more sponsors (those who donate $20 or more). “We are thankful for our sponsors, including the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), who is contributing both money and time!” Henderson said. To sponsor, email Janet Henderson at email@example.com
The Repair Café concept was formulated in 2009 in the Netherlands by journalist and publicist Martine Postma and sustainability accelerator Peter van Vliet. Since January 2011, the Repair Café Foundation has provided support to local groups in the Netherlands and other countries wishing to start their own Repair Cafe repaircafe.org.
“By holding a Repair Cafe,” Henderson said, “the Pittsfield Resilience Circle wants to help reduce waste, promote repair skills, teach us all to be more self-sufficient, have fun, come together in a non-consumerist way, forge bonds of friendship through mutual dependency, and make Pittsfield a better place to live.”
Members of the Pittsfield Resilience Circle meet twice a month to learn together and become better friends through doing things for and with each other. The Resilience Circle is based on information available at localcircles.org. The group also has an informal Gift Circle. Information about Gift Circles is on the OpenCollaboration's Blog at https://opencollaboration.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/gift-circle-faq/.
Contact persons: Call Tom Harter at 413-212-8589, or email Janet Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org