Need those trousers hemmed? Holes in your wool jumper? CENTs brings you a community gathering of fixers. In our throw away world and repairing skills quickly diminishing we need to retain the ability to repair and/or fix our items rather than throw them away and buy a new one. As the earths resources are under pressure we ask the big question of how can we contribute to walking lightly on the earth. Manufacturers are increasingly designing products to be thrown away and unable to be repaired.
This event is about learning new skills and knowledge sharing in an attempt to repair your own items with the help of a volunteer mentor. Repairs will be carried out by you. Perhaps your item can’t be fixed but advice is available and if should you need a replacement you can list that as a WANT on CENTs.
Please bring a plate of finger food to share. No dishes/pots please as a designated eating space will not be available on the day.
This Saturday from 11:30am come and join us for our first trial of a Repair Cafe. We will have mentors available for repairs to computers, laptops and other devices, software and hardware advice, free software options and antivirus, leather work repairs including horse bridles, plants, trees, garden advice and horticulture/permaculture repairs and design, bicycles, furniture restoration, wood working, solar ovens, knife and garden tools sharpening, sewing/darning and numerous others from our talented community. Bring along your broken items and work with a mentor to fix your item while learning new skills and giving new life to your item. This is a FREE community event and normal CENTs trading applies so don’t forget to bring your goods to trade without money.
It will involve businesses and not for profit organisations promoting sustainable ideals, food and life style stalls, presentations and activities that promote and support the aims of the NWEC. All welcome.
CENTs Stall on the day and Swap Area – BYO item to swap (must be in good, clean serviceable condition)
Congratulations to all the nominees, semi-finalists, finalists and winners of the 2016 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards! The 2016 Gala Presentation Dinner held on 5th November 2016 celebrated a diversity of achievers and community contributors from all around Tasmania. Well done to all! CENTs celebrates not one but two nominations for Sustainability and Community Group of the Year. We are very grateful to our volunteer Administrator and Local Area Coordinators who are instrumental in keeping the community exchange chugging along in communities all around Tasmania – these awards are for you!
Bring your friends along to the Sustainable Living Festival where we will show case some of the great things you can trade through CENTs without needing money.
We will have plenty of information and happy to walk you through in real time to demonstrate what is available on the exchange while we also promote the sharing and gift economy with FREE giveaways.
CENTs is helping to build sustainable communities throughout Tasmania.
Let’s share a lunch and conversation while trading our wares. Reciprocity is built on trust and trust is built on relationships. Getting to know others in our community is key to people helping one another. We look forward to getting to know you.
Bring along a plate to share & items to trade. A gifting corner will be set up.