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    Toaster broken? Your favourite chair needs a new seat covering? Bicycle gears frozen? Don’t toss! Bring them to Zero Waste Sooke’s fifth Repair Café. Local volunteer repair experts will be there to help you. Bicycle over and learn how you can tune your bike for spring. Bonus: the service is free of charge. This family friendly event welcomes everyone in town to bring items for repair. Anything that is broken is fair game—lamps, hair dryers, clothes, fabrics, electronic appliances, furniture, bikes, toys, teapots and crockery included. No guarantees, but more than likely these items can be repaired. Learn new skills, meet your neighbours, and enjoy some coffee (or tea) and cookies. Nothing to repair? Just drop in and join the fun. “If you can carry it through the door, someone will try to help you repair it!” says Bernie Klassen of Zero Waste Sooke. “We trash mountains of stuff on this planet and it’s got to stop. Repairing items rather than junking them saves money and resources while also minimizing the C02 emissions that result from the manufacturing of their replacements.” The first Repair Café was held in Amsterdam in 2009. Since then, Repair Cafes have been popping up all around the world. Zero Waste Sooke, a working group of Transition Sooke, operates this event under license with Repair Café International. For more information, please contact Bernie Klassen at: ebklassen@gmail.com
  2. Authors Peter Carter and Elizabeth Woodworth, authors of Unprecedented Crime: Climate Change Denial and Game Changers for Survival (Clarity Press, 2018) will be addressing the book's key themes at the first in this year's Transition Sooke Speaker Series. Discover how governments, corporations and the media have been complicit in climate denial. And learn how technological solutions, civil resistance and market leadership offer hope that a genuine turnaround is still possible. Dr. Peter Carter has served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth climate change assessment in 2014. He has presented on climate change issues (especially the implications of global climate change on food security for the world's most vulnerable regions and populations) at science and policy conferences in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. He was a family and emergency medicine practitioner before retiring to focus on the climate crisis for the sake of his sons and their children. Elizabeth Woodworth is highly engaged in climate change science and activism. She is the co-author of Unprecedented Climate Mobilization, and co-producer of the COP21 video “A Climate Revolution For All.” She is author of the popular handbook on nuclear weapons activism, “What Can I Do?” and the novel, The November Deep. For 25 years, she served as head medical librarian for the BC Government. For more information, contact Michael Tacon mokijohn@shaw.ca, phone 778-352-0167.
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