Lafayette Parish Library’s Downtown location was the setting on July 27, 2019, for a “Fix It Cafe” organized by No Waste Louisiana. Catherine Comeaux, a co-founder of No Waste Louisiana, is passionate about reducing waste as well as educating all of us on the benefits of reusing and repairing our possessions. The Lafayette chapter of No Waste has hosted seasonal fix it shops to engage the public in their mission to eventually achieve a no-waste culture.
Skilled volunteers assisted the public with repairs made to jewelry, toys, furniture, clothing, bicycles, and appliances as participants learned how to repurpose and repair their goods rather than discarding them.
The Advocate’s Katie Gagliano covered the Fix It Cafe and you can read more about it here.
Catherine Comeaux was a recent guest on Discover Lafayette. She is passionate about the compelling need to redesign systems to create sustainable products and encourage manufacturers to take responsibility for goods once their durable life has ended. We live in a disposable culture where we have gotten used to throwing away items used once. This was unthinkable in the past. The most important thing all of us can do as a start is to eliminate single-use plastics such as straws, cups, and bottles. You can listen to her interview with Jan Swift here.
To learn more about No Waste Lafayette, visit their Facebook page. Their next event is a Uniform Swap to be held August 3, 2019 at Deuxieme Vie Creative at 549 Jefferson Street, downtown Lafayette.