A Presentation By Maia Coladonato
Do you have something that you love but it no longer works or is damaged and wish you could repair it?
How do we fix broken things we use and love in our "disposable" world? Where can go to figure out if something is worth repairing?
Our dumps are filling up with stuff we throw away because we no longer choose to fix things—we buy new things, which frequently aren't as well made.
The fixer movement with event-based repair, such as Repair Cafe and Fixit-Clinic, offer a solution to help divert valuable resources from landfill. These organizations are re-introducing a fixer-mentality and a curiosity of how things work, and how they can be fixed. Find out more about this movement and how you can be a part of it!
(No repairs will be done at this learning event.)
Join us for this exciting EGG event.
Thursday Morning Meeting, June 30, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Highway 9).
About The Presenter
Maia Coladonato is the co-founder of Repair Cafe Mountain View. She and her husband Greg have organized 14 Repair Cafe events in Mountain View and Sunnyvale and extended the life of hundreds of products, such as toasters, lamps, chairs, toys, clothes, computers and more.
In addition to her work with Repair Cafe, Maia has worked at Leidos (previously SAIC) for 15 years in Environmental Engineering, most recently as the Manager of Western Environmental Services. She manages projects and staff across California to help organizations prevent waste, increase recycling, use energy wisely, and operate in a cleaner environment. Her projects have included:
- Launching StopWaste.Org's campaign to transition to reusable packing and shipping materials.
- Leading outreach campaign for Tire Derived Products and tire recycling
- Leading an Air Quality Compliance team for refrigeration, vehicles, and solvent use for a National Laboratory.
Previously as an Environmental Engineer with then SAIC she supported then led the StopWaste Partnership for a decade. the StopWaste Partnership is the recycling and waste prevention business assistance that is provided by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority. She helped to divert over 345,840 tons (2001 – 2011) of waste from landfills from such companies as Clorox, Logitech, Kaiser Permanente, Marriott, and US Foods.
These are a few of a long list of successful environmental and waste reduction projects that she has supported or led.