In conjunction with our friends at Encounter Foundation, Innovative Waste Kaikoura is proud to be supporting the 'Restoration Station and Kaikoura Community Shed', opening on site, Thursday 15th September at midday.
In our ever increasing ‘throw away society’, IWK receives many goods that people for various reasons, no longer want. However, given a little TLC, know how and elbow grease, they could still have much life left, reducing waste to landfill.
A ‘Restoration Station’ whereby goods are diverted, collected, fixed, upcycled, renovated, re wired, painted or whatever its need may be, and put back out for sale on the shop floor. A concept where local members have access to project material, work together on their projects using the skill sets involved in the group or others they can encourage.
Mending represents a deliberate attempt to resist the throwaway culture. Repair cafés, which are huge globally, get people talking and give them the chance to network and learn about the local resources available. And, perhaps most surprisingly for anyone who considers mending to be some kind of frugal drudgery, repair cafés can be fun and creative.
Repairing creates a sense of empowerment and independence – it is also a way of creating community cohesion and reducing waste.
This is an exciting project & will be a hub for all things innovative, upcycled and creative.
A place to come together, share skills & knowledge, learn new skills, and make friends.
A place where handy, like minded people can come together and get creative, for the good of the planet.
The Restoration Station & Kaikoura Community Shed is our take on what is known globally as a 'Repair Cafe', with waste diversion being the key driver.
Normal shed days will be Wednesday & Sundays.
If this sounds like you, come along to the opening Thurs 15th September, midday @ The Green Shed, Innovative Waste, Scarborough St, Kaikoura.
Or for more information please feel free to get in touch with IWK's Project Coordinator, Jodie Denton on Jodie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 610 75754