Got a favorite lamp that needs some TLC – Bring it over! Nathan Swanson, and the electri-geeks from Repair Café will help you save it or transform it! Plus you’ll learn a valuable skill so you can fix or upgrade the next one yourself! We’ll share examples of upcycled lamps. Suggested donation $5 (plus cost of parts if any). We’ll have a supply of cords and lamp parts handy [and we welcome donations of same!]; For more info: [masked].
Come early or stay late to check out Recyclique -- our upcycling co-op shop that provides the financial base for our educational events. We're open 3-6 pm Thur & Fri and 10am -5pm Sat.
We carry refurbished goods, practical and eclectic thrift, sustainability products, books, posters, jewelry, vintage, fair trade, & local crafts. And we're having a special discount on LAMPS, of course, this weekend! Also, books and posters special!
Join us next week: Sat. Oct. 27 at 2 pm, for a workshop on building spider web mobiles from branches and found objects; then at 6:30 pm come to our Zombie Lurch and Halloween Costume Bash: Theme: Climate Horror – C0-2 Zombies - they're everywhere! (scary climate change facts and images will be shown, not for children!)
IMPT MESSAGE: Our meet-up dues ($72 per six months) are due or we lose the site within the next couple weeks. Two or three members (including me) shared costs when they came due in the last year [I carried the bulk of the cost last spring]; most prefer to free-ride on others, perhaps because they do not value the service, don't relate to the fact that someone else pays for their use, or perhaps they don't fear loss of the network enough to contribute.
If you would like to organize events on the site, you are most welcome -- just email me at [masked] and we'll make it happen. There used to be more folks active! Meanwhile, I put a great deal of my time into planning enviro-ed and alternative economics educational events [as do others on the CommunEcos education committee] and we need to know if it is serving anyone or not; so if members of NC Powerdown do not contribute at least 60% of the dues this time, we'll let this meet-up site go, and I'll advise folks who are interested on how to stay informed of our events by other means. I think it is a shame to lose a site built of people who share important understandings of our planet's resource limitations and the need to find sustainable lifestyles and policies. But movements change, and perhaps most of you folks are now plugged in through different means. If you value these events and want to continue being part of a network of energy-conscious citizen-activists, send a check to: CommunEcos, 2030 Englewood Ave, Durham, NC 27705 within the next week. Include your return address and if we don't reach the threshold I'll return your check to you. Stay turned!
A non-profit project of CommunEcos
for more info, email: [masked]