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May Repair Fair

Free repairs and DIY workshops

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things! Save money, save natural resources and be part of a culture of DIY and reuse.

Repair skills offered:

  • Appliances (small items only, please)
  • Bicycles
  • Clothing (hand and machine sewing)
  • Computers (hardware and software)
  • Electronics (small items only, please)
  • Housewares (furniture, lamps, ceramics, vacuums, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • And more!

Repair demonstrations:

  • 5:45-6:05 DIY Safe Pest Control: Ants & Fruit Flies – Learn how to minimize ants and fruit flies in your home, using natural, homemade methods, and take samples home with you to get started. (Leaders: Lindsey Almarode, Campus Recycling Outreach Assistant and Jodie Davaz, Waste Watchers volunteer)
  • 6:15-6:45 Basic Bike Maintenance – Learn basic maintenance and repairs like fixing a flat tire and chain upkeep. Learn when you should take your bike to a professional, and learn what bike repair resources are available to you locally. (Leader: Jacob Kollen, SSI Transportation Projects Coordinator)
  • 7:00-7:20 Don’t Just Spring Clean, Green Clean – Whether you’re moving out of the dorms, ending a lease, or just looking for a little spring cleaning, learn how a few basic, food-safe ingredients can clean your whole home. Leave with a sample of all-purpose cleaner so you’re set to get started. (Leaders: Kyle Reed, Campus Recycling Outreach Assistant and Amanda Abbott, Waste Watchers volunteer)

Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.

Directions: We are located on the corner of 13th St and A Ave at 644 SW 13th Street. Enter through the warehouse gates on 13th St., between the railroad tracks and A Ave. See a map of the entrance and parking here.

This event is organized by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative.

Property Services (campus map)
644 SW 13th Street
Andrea Norris
1 541 737 5398
andrea.norris at oregonstate.edu
Campus Recycling
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