SUMMIT, NJ - Green Summit, the all-volunteer independent community group that aims to educate the Hilltop City community about sustainable living, and which works to help make the community a healthier, 'greener' place to call home,  will host its second Repair Café on March 23, from 1 - 4 p.m., at Christ Church in Summit.

Co-sponsored by the Summit Area GreenFaith Circle, Repair Café is a neighborhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to simply tossing things in the trash. The men and women who do the repairs have significant skills in a wide range of categories: electronic and digital, clothing and textiles, plants and gardening, jewelry and furniture and other items made of wood.

The upcoming Repair Café event will feature the following services:

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  • small electronics repair
  • sewing and textile repair
  • wood and small furniture repair
  • jewelry repair
  • plants and gardening advice
  • bicycle repair

Community members are asked to only bring items that can be carried into the event unaided.

While the second Repair Café will again be a free event, organizers are reminding residents that a voluntary contribution is appreciated when bringing an item for repair. In addition, those bringing in repairable items will be responsible for the cost of replacement parts, if applicable.

Don’t have any items in need of repair?  Feel free to come check out our event and find out what it’s all about.  Grab a baked good in our “Café” or enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or water while you wait.

Operating with a motto of "Toss It, No Way," the Repair Café concept began in the Netherlands nearly a decade ago by Amsterdam-bases journalist / publicist Martine Postma. Green Summit ran its first Repair Café in September of 2018.

For more information, visit greensummitnj.org.

Christ Church is located on 561 Springfield Avenue.