“The Fix It Café is a great way to bring people together to learn about repairing items that would normally end up in the trash,” stated Skyra Rideaux, Project Front Yard Coordinator. “This is an opportunity to give these items a second life!”
The goals of the Fix It Cafe are to reduce waste, share knowledge about repairing, and strengthen community. Citizens are invited to stay, observe and work alongside volunteer fixers while enjoying the café set up with coffee provided by Reve and treats provided by No Waste Lafayette. The café aims to be zero waste – dishwashing, composting and recycling are all a part of the set up that speaks to the goal of waste reduction.
“No Waste Lafayette hosts these events to strengthen the fix it culture that already exists here in in our community,” said Catherine Comeaux, No Waste Lafayette founder. “I’ve met many talented fixers through these events – it’s such a joy to see them generate creative solutions for people who are interested in figuring out how to conserve resources and get full use out of their stuff.”
The café will be serving complimentary treats and Reve coffee - aiming to be low to no waste - so we welcome you to bring your own favorite coffee cup or enjoy a hot drink in one of ours.
No Waste Lafayette is an environmental education organization that works with individuals, businesses, and governments to reduce needless and avoidable waste.
Deuxième Vie Creative is dedicated to creating environmentally sustainable behavior by educating and promoting resourceful artistry and environmental awareness through reuse of manufactured materials by engaging the public helping to develop the thought process of creative solutions and alternative uses while achieving social change that preserves the natural environment.
Downtown Lafayette’s mission is the physical, economic and cultural revitalization of the downtown district – restoring and preserving its important place as the center of life in Acadiana. DLU strives to provide the private sector leadership and coordination needed in the revitalization effort, working hand in hand with the DDA to affect a strong public-private partnership in downtown improvements.
Deuxième Vie Creative & Parc de Lafayette
Saturday, November 10th | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free Admission, donations encouraged