We are tired of perfectionism in trying to live more sustainably. So we're here to chat about our own guilt, share our own journeys and just add a bit of levity in our attempts and fails to be more eco friendly. Join hosts Cait Bagby, seasoned sustainability writer and storyteller and Sarah Ferris, true crime podcaster and a very green around the gills greenie.
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BONUS EPISODE: TA DA! It’s a Repair Cafe!
Repair, Revive and Contribute to the Community: The Role of Repair Cafes
In this episode of Guilty Greenie, we discuss the movement toward repair culture and specifically, the impact of Repair Cafes, with guest Charlotte Bullock, one of the founding members of the Chiswick Repair Cafe. We dive into how the repair cafe offers a space to fix broken items, giving them a second life and reducing e-waste. We explore these initiatives' unexpected benefits, such as fostering community connections and improving mental health.
00:04 Introduction and Welcome
00:29 Discussion on Repair Culture
05:32 Introduction of Guest - Charlotte Bullock
05:46 Charlotte's Journey to Founding Chiswick Repair Cafe
09:31 The Concept and Process of Repair Cafe
18:00 Challenges and Solutions in Repairing Electronics
21:11 Interesting Items Brought to the Repair Cafe
22:23 The Joy of Repairing
23:09 Recruiting Volunteers for the Repair Cafe
24:26 The Repair Cafe Community
26:19 Unusual Items Brought to the Repair Cafe
29:02 Demographics of the Repair Cafe
29:40 The Impact of the Repair Cafe on the Community
30:43 Unexpected Benefits of the Repair Cafe
35:11 The Carbon Calculator and the Environmental Impact
36:57 Personal Journey and Impact of the Repair Cafe
40:36 Advice for Starting a Repair Cafe
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FOR MORE ON CAIT:
More of Cait’s work can be found at:
World Threads Traveler - Online resource inspiring consumers to make more conscious and sustainable decisions with an emphasis on alternatives to the mainstream fast fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and travel industries while also providing educational tools to help raise awareness on the climate crisis.
Climate Collab - Climate conversations podcast series that uses the power of storytelling and personal narrative to illuminate the climate crisis, inspire global change, and realize a healthy and united future.
Cait Bagby - Collection of opinion, interview, and educational articles
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FOR MORE ON SARAH:
Check out Sarah’s other Award Winning podcast.
Conning the Con Podcast - Runner Up in the International Women’s Podcast Awards 2021
Stop the Killing Podcast - with Cohost Katherine Schweit, Former Head of the FBI’s Active Shooter Program.
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