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Upcoming Events
  1. San Diego Fixit Clinic

    December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. 7th Annual Zero Waste Symposium

    February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. San Diego Fixit Clinic in Chula Vista

    April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

San Diego Fix-it Clinic

Upcoming Events:

2nd Saturday:
Second Chance Beer Company

4th Saturday:
The Leeds Ranch (Vista)

November 16th:
Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library

3/4/2019

We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn’t work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why don’t we just fix it?!

History of Fix-it Clinics:

Peter Mui, from the Bay Area started this idea of Fixit Clinics because the biggest items that are disposed of right now are electronic devices and textiles that needed a simple repair/mend but it is so much easier to toss and buy than to try to fix. By creating what he likes to describe as do-it-together disassembly at local libraries and/or Makerspaces he brought together the community of trades people to share their skills with their fellow neighbors on how to troubleshoot and repair their appliances, clothes, electronics (the list can be endless) at these hands on clinics. This program has been adopted throughout the country and has received overwhelming support in every community.

The City of San Diego has adopted the Zero Waste Plan and while recycling is great alternative to properly disposing broken and/or unwanted material it should be the last resort not the first. Providing a venue and opportunity to learn to fix broken materials, teach a man to fish mentality, we are both helping our environment and teaching a new skill to potentially the next generation.

This program is perfect for retired tradespeople, veterans and just handy individuals to share their skills with the community and allowing pre-teens and teens become assistance or apprentices to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Coaches we will recruit. This is an ideal inter-generational program that works with seniors and veterans and potential partnership within the County of San Diego.

For more information about Peter Mui’s Fixit Clinics go to http://fixitclinic.blogspot.com/

3 Responses to San Diego Fix-it Clinic

  • Hello,

    Are there any more fix-it clinics offered downtown ?? I used to LOVE the Bicycle repair sessions held at Downtown San Diego library.

    Thanks for possible considering other sites than the current North county one…..

  • Hi there, we do not have any plans on hosting any other San Diego Fix-it Clinics in the Downtown area, but we are exploring other options close to. I do believe the Bicycle Kitchen program at the downtown library is still an option. Thanks for the interest!

  • I hate to throw things away and have a number of items that no longer work, but I suspect could be repaired….radio, electric air pump (not a big air compressor), a battery powered watch, etc. Is there any place I could leave these things for someone to repair? After they are (hopefully) repaired you can give them away or do whatever you wish. I do not need them.

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