Join Us for a Repair Cafe! Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!

Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Repair Cafe logo

A Repair Cafe celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on, fix-n-learn, community event. People bring us their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully -- REPAIR.

Transition Houston is partnering with TX/RX Labs, Houston Public Libraries, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, Houston Complete Communities, Citizens' Environmental Coalition, Texas Campaign for the Environment, and the Houston Peace and Justice Center in this effort!

Do you have an item in need of repair?

We invite you to bring in a broken item and meet local people who have offered to share their skills to help you make repairs. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table, by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

Acceptable Items to Bring - One item per person please
Clothing, Small Appliances, Bicycles, Tools and Knives for Sharpening

Can you volunteer to help with repair or the event?

Calling all handywomen, handymen, handy kids, handy teens and families, tinkerers, and sewers! Volunteer to have fun and learn through helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event as guides and to assist with general coordination.

Sign Up to Participate!

Online at: https://repaircafehouston.eventbrite.com
use the QR code, or contact Steve Stelzer at 832.394.9050.

Why a Repair Cafe?

Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And... most people no longer know how to repair things. For more information, visit www.transitionhouston.org.

The Fixer’s Manifesto

  • If it’s broken, fix it!
  • Give your stuff a longer life
  • Enjoy hands-on, fix-n-learn, community based discovery
  • Nurture curiosity, share ideas and skills
  • Fixing is good for us and good for the planet
  • Disposability is a choice
  • Make fixing a way of life!

House Rules & Guidelines

Please take a moment to read the house rules outlining repair cafe and safety guidelines. Participation in the event requires all attendees to agree and abide by these rules. In general,

  • Local volunteers with a range of skills are available to give you ideas, suggestions or a helping hand if needed with a repair.
  • Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts are on site and can help as needed.
  • Please bring one broken or non-working item per person.*
  • Carry-in items only (No stoves, refrigerators, or other large items)
  • Volunteers offer no guarantee of items being repaired made by them or with their assistance, and are not liable if objects repaired do not work properly at home.
  • Volunteers are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
  • If you need replacement parts, such as plugs, fuses etc. you may need to pay for these or pop out and buy them from a local shop.
  • Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
  • A voluntary donation for workshop tools and repair materials is greatly appreciated.

* Disclaimer - Please know you bring your items to be repaired at your own risk. Because repairs are made by unpaid volunteers there may be risks. Neither the facilitators of Repair Cafés nor the repair volunteers are liable for any loss or damage that may result from advice or instructions, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss, or for any other kind of loss resulting from repairs made by Repair Café.

Our Sponsors

Repair Cafe Sponsors

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Join Us for a Repair Cafe! Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!

Date: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Repair Cafe logo

A Repair Cafe celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on, fix-n-learn, community event. People bring us their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully -- REPAIR.

Transition Houston is partnering with TX/RX Labs, Houston Public Libraries, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, Houston Complete Communities, Citizens' Environmental Coalition, Texas Campaign for the Environment, and the Houston Peace and Justice Center in this effort!

Do you have an item in need of repair?

We invite you to bring in a broken item and meet local people who have offered to share their skills to help you make repairs. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table, by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

Acceptable Items to Bring:
Clothing, Small Appliances, Bikes


Can you volunteer to help with repair or the event?

Calling all handywomen, handymen, handy kids, handy teens and families, tinkerers, and sewers! Volunteer to have fun and learn through helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event as guides and to assist with general coordination.

Sign Up to Participate!

Online at: https://repaircafehouston.eventbrite.com
use the QR code, or contact Steve Stelzer at 832.394.9050.

Why a Repair Cafe?

Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And... most people no longer know how to repair things. For more information, visit www.transitionhouston.org.

The Fixer’s Manifesto

  • If it’s broken, fix it!
  • Give your stuff a longer life
  • Enjoy hands-on, fix-n-learn, community based discovery
  • Nurture curiosity, share ideas and skills
  • Fixing is good for us and good for the planet
  • Disposability is a choice
  • Make fixing a way of life!

House Rules & Guidelines

Please take a moment to read the house rules outlining repair cafe and safety guidelines. Participation in the event requires all attendees to agree and abide by these rules. In general,

  • Local volunteers with a range of skills are available to give you ideas, suggestions or a helping hand if needed with a repair.
  • Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts are on site and can help as needed.
  • Please bring one broken or non-working item per person.*
  • Carry-in items only (No stoves, refrigerators, or other large items)
  • Volunteers offer no guarantee of items being repaired made by them or with their assistance, and are not liable if objects repaired do not work properly at home.
  • Volunteers are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
  • If you need replacement parts, such as plugs, fuses etc. you may need to pay for these or pop out and buy them from a local shop.
  • Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
  • A voluntary donation for workshop tools and repair materials is greatly appreciated.

* Disclaimer - Please know you bring your items to be repaired at your own risk. Because repairs are made by unpaid volunteers there may be risks. Neither the facilitators of Repair Cafés nor the repair volunteers are liable for any loss or damage that may result from advice or instructions, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss, or for any other kind of loss resulting from repairs made by Repair Café.

Our Sponsors

Repair Cafe Sponsors

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Get Your Garden ON! Join Transition Houston for a Permablitz

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Come together with like minded people to learn how to learn about permaculture, live more sustainably and help build community! We have a beautiful palette in the Heights to work with and there are several projects to work on including:

  • Planting / seeding a garden
  • Adding a spiral garden bed
  • and more!

And you could be next! After participating in 3, you become eligible!

Bring yourself, gardening tools (shovels, gloves, etc.) and a friend! Morning refreshments will be provided and we’ll have a potluck lunch. Please bring something to share! We hope to see you there!

PLEASE RSVP Online At:

http://evite.me/yFTdjTcr2Y or by sending email to info@transitionhouston.org to receive address details!!!!!

For more visit our website at: www.transitionhouston.org

Spiral Garden

Join Us at Houston's First Repair Cafe!

Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Repair Cafe logo
Children at Repair CafeWhat do you do with:

  • A CD player that doesn’t open?
  • A toaster or lamp that no longer works?
  • A sweater with a hole or clothing with a damaged seam?

We're Hosting Houston's First Repair Café and We Need You!

Saturday, October 28th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TX/RX Labs @ 205 Roberts Street, 77003

A Repair Cafe celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on, fix-n-learn, community event. People bring us their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully -- REPAIR.

Transition Houston is partnering with TX/RX Labs, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, Houston Complete Communities, Citizens' Environmental Coalition, Texas Campaign for the Environment, and the Houston Peace and Justice Center in this effort!

Others participating in the Repair CafeDo you have an item in need of repair?

We invite you to bring in a broken item and meet local people who have offered to share their skills to help you make repairs. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table, by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

Acceptable Items to Bring:
Clothing, Small Appliances, Tools/blades for sharpening


Can you volunteer to help with repair or the event?

Calling all handywomen, handymen, handy kids, handy teens and families, tinkerers, and sewers! Volunteer to have fun and learn through helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event as guides and to assist with general coordination.

Sign Up to Participate!

Online at: https://repaircafehouston.eventbrite.com
use the QR code, or contact Steve Stelzer at 832.394.9050.

Why a Repair Cafe?

Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And... most people no longer know how to repair things. For more information, visit www.transitionhouston.org.

The Fixer’s Manifesto

  • If it’s broken, fix it!
  • Give your stuff a longer life
  • Enjoy hands-on, fix-n-learn, community based discovery
  • Nurture curiosity, share ideas and skills
  • Fixing is good for us and good for the planet
  • Disposability is a choice
  • Make fixing a way of life!

House Rules & Guidelines

Please take a moment to read the house rules outlining repair cafe and safety guidelines. Participation in the event requires all attendees to agree and abide by these rules. In general,

  • Local volunteers with a range of skills are available to give you ideas, suggestions or a helping hand if needed with a repair.
  • Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts are on site and can help as needed.
  • Please bring one broken or non-working item per person.*
  • Carry-in items only (No stoves, refrigerators, or other large items)
  • Volunteers offer no guarantee of items being repaired made by them or with their assistance, and are not liable if objects repaired do not work properly at home.
  • Volunteers are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
  • If you need replacement parts, such as plugs, fuses etc. you may need to pay for these or pop out and buy them from a local shop.
  • Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
  • A voluntary donation for workshop tools and repair materials is greatly appreciated.

* Disclaimer - Please know you bring your items to be repaired at your own risk. Because repairs are made by unpaid volunteers there may be risks. Neither the facilitators of Repair Cafés nor the repair volunteers are liable for any loss or damage that may result from advice or instructions, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss, or for any other kind of loss resulting from repairs made by Repair Café.

Our Sponsors

Repair Cafe Sponsors

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Don Green Nature Park Workday

Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Don Greene Nature Park is a one acre new Harris County neighborhood pocket park left to the county and dedicated in honor of Don Greene’s memory.

Every third Saturday mark your calendars and join us for a work day that will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. We start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a light breakfast snack to share. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel!

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Plant a pocket prairie at the Don Greene Nature Park

Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

We're putting down deep roots in the Don Greene Nature Park by planting a pocket prairie this Spring.

Join us Saturday, March 18 from 9-Noon as we plant seeds and native grasses on the footprint of Don's old home, headquarters to his Whitewater Experience. This is one of the many pocket prairies dotting Houston, and we're happy to have the help and expertise of Katy Prairie Conservancy's Lan Shen in the process.

Bring your hands, heart, shovel, rake and a friend. See you then!   Like and follow us on Facebook!

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Community Skillshare!

Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 11:00am - 8:00pm
There isn't going to be a Transition Houston meeting in February.
 
Instead, we invite you to attend the Community Skillshare on Saturday, February 7, organized by members of the Permaculture Guild of Houston.
 
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Cherryhurst Bikes!

Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

What can you do on a bicycle?  Can you ride a bike to work or school, run errands with the family, or haul cargo? Would you like to learn how to use a bike in these ways and at the same time save on fuel, be healthier, and help make our air healthier, too? On Saturday, September 21,  bring the whole family to Cherryhurst Park in Montrose to celebrate all that we can do on a bicycle.  All are welcome to attend, both regular bicycle riders and riders-to-be.

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Transition Houston June Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Transition Houston meets in several venues for our monthly meetings. This month we will be meeting in the fellowship hall at Christ the King Lutheran Church, near Rice Village.

We are extremely fortunate this month to feature a presentation and conversation by Patricia Greer about food preservation.  Pat is the owner-chef of Pat Greer's Kitchen and founder of the Central City Co-op, and generally all-around really great person!

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Tour de Coops + Tofupup Potluck

Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tour de Coops + Tofupup Potluck

3 - 30 minute coop tours of 3 very different backyard, homemade, chicken coops. Plus meet back at first coop and do a impromptu skillshare on how to use a fancy store bought *rocket stove and my tin can homemade one. I will provide hotdogs, tofupups (vegan hotdogs) buns and tea. You provide whatever else you want for lunch besides 'dogs 'pups & tea.

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