The environmental cost of our electronics consumption is a global problem, requiring a global response. For Earth Day, we shout about the global issue of climate change and electronic waste while we recognise the power of repair to respond to these challenges.
We believe that community events like Restart Parties create a special, radical space for people to connect with others. A guest post by a participant attending a Restart Party run by a local group in Kilburn, at Abbey Community Centre illustrates how.
We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.
Jamie started fixing a couple of years ago after getting fed up with headphones breaking. A Maplin alum, he now fixes for a living, but finds time to volunteer and share his skills. He loves bass guitar, cycling, model trains and film.