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Repair Cafes

Love it? Fix it! Come to the Repair Café events to get help. Fix your bike, diagnose your electronics, mend your clothes, and more!

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August 14, 2023

Co Hosted by the Evanston Public Library and Climate Action Evanston, Evanston Repair Cafés typically happen on the second Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm and the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10am to 12n at the Robert Crown Community Center Library. In the Summer, some events might be cancelled due to lack of room availability. Details on upcoming events and registration can be found here.

Additionally, the Evanston Repair Cafe hosts POP UP events around town (Ridgeville Field House, Northwestern...)! Check our calendar for more details.

Repair Cafés are free meeting spaces where people fix things together. Besides the obvious cost savings, Repair Cafés keep stuff out of the landfill, promote collaboration, permit skill-sharing, build community self-reliance, and support Evanston's Climate Action and Resilience Plan.



Ifixit is an web-based resource and community offering "Repair guides for every thing, written by everyone. We help thousands of people repair their things every day. Every time you fix something, you help the planet."

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Repair Café

Repair Cafés are a free meeting space where people fix things together. Come to save money, keep stuff out of the landfill, collaborate, build skills and foster community. These are for both people who know how to fix and people who want to learn.

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You're Needed! Here Are Some Involvement Opportunities

22 million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes each year, and just over half of that ends up in Lake Michigan. Help end that by supporting a bill in the Illinois Legislature to ban styrofoam foodware.

Volunteer to Support Reuse

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Many local organizations and programs that reduce waste welcome volunteers, including Evanston Repair Café, The Rebuilding Exchange, Evanston School Children's Clothing Association, The WasteShed, and The Recyclery.

Although Climate Action Evanston is a volunteer organization, we have expenses. Increasing our revenues allows us to budget to do more. If you wish you can target donations to a specific program or programs.

We are looking for people to lead an initiative to bring (and return) reusable bags at Farmer's Markets in Evanston this season. Volunteer to staff a table and drum up support, so we can reduce plastic waste and encourage.