Awhi Mai Awhi Atu – Action Point 14
Host and promote practical workshops. Find people who can pass on practical skills to equip people for living sustainably. Connect with people in the community and build friendships as you learn new skills together.
- Tap into the skills of church members, especially retired folks
- Training and resources at Future Living Skills: www.sustainableliving.org.nz
- Host a Repair Café or Repair Fair, to help people mend clothes and toys, fix computers, small appliances, furniture etc. Find Repair Café Aotearoa NZ on Facebook, or folks like Repair Riverlution in Christchurch
- Bike repairs; find folks in your community keen to help people fix their bikes
- Make reusable menstrual pads; find Divine River on Facebook
- Clothing repairs and upcycling fabric; connect with community initiatives such as Stitch Kitchen in Otago: www.stitchkitchen.nz
- Talk to your local Men’s Shed, e.g. making ‘DIY’ bird feeders or possum traps: www.menzshed.org.nz
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From the chapter To Come Home by Anna Baird
in Awhi Mai Awhi Atu, edited by Silvia Purdie.
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