Make, Learn, Share and Repair. But what does it really mean?
Make, Learn, Share and Repair are our core principles and have deeper roots than you may think.
In striving to achieve these principles we contribute towards community cohesion, reducing social isolation, improving the local circular economy whilst taking steps towards becoming carbon neutral and ultimately do our bit in helping to reduce climate change.
By encouraging our creative community of makers, menders, crafters and fixers to support our aims we are one step closer towards achieving our goals.
More broadly speaking, the roots of the project are characterised through the broader eco ideology of Reduce, Renew, Reuse (and Repurpose) - considered to be the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money.
Brighton’s first Tool Library
Our first step was achieved thanks to the launch of Brighton's first Tool Library.
It’s not a new idea, there are Tool Libraries all over the world and we are but one in long chain of organisations spearheading The Sharing Revolution...
The global sharing revolution is happening right now and together we are spearheading Brighton’s first community sharing initiative
... but the Tool Library is just a stepping stone, and once established we will cultivate and encourage our growing community to practice and learn traditional vocational techniques, developing new skills and experiences through the sharing of knowledge and creative ideas and maybe we'll make some new friends along the way?
Along with regular repairs sessions and by up cycling objects to sell, we can generate additional funding for the workshop, improving it’s sustainability and contributing further to the local circular economy, providing a local solution to the global problem of waste, over-production, and our throwaway consumer culture.
The Community Workshop
Our next step, and perhaps our biggest challenge, will be to find a more appropriate space for the community to unite and collaborate – in other words, The Community Workshop – enabling us all to share our expertise and creativity.
This workshop space, along with the tool library, will allow many items, objects and materials to be re-used or re-purposed that may otherwise have been left discarded or stored indefinitely unused. Timber Offcuts, fabric remnants, surplus fixings, paint, adhesives, paper, card and so on.
And... by forming bonds with likeminded organisations we can collaborate on mutual aims, offering further incentives and opportunities for all of you, our member and volunteers, strengthening community bonds and adding even more to the circular economy.
So, when we say -“Delivering the Tools and Space to Make Learn Share & Repair” - there’s much more to it than meets the eye.
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