At the Edmonton Tool Library, part of our mission is to reduce our impact on the environment through shared resouces. Borrowing a tool rather than buying new is not going to save the planet in isolation, but if lots of people are able to make this small change in addition to a host of other small changes with sustainability in mind, we can make a difference.
when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.”
-Howard Zinn, playwright, author & social activitst
And that's where the idea for our Bingo card comes from. The activities are geared towards DIY, repair & sustainability - many of the activities you might already be doing on a regular basis, others might take a little more effort, but we hope to inspire you to do just a little bit more than you're already doing to reduce your own impact on our planet.
We hope you'll play along, have some fun & share your adventures along the way!
1. FOLLOW THE EDMONTON TOOL LIBRARY, EARTH'S GENERAL STORE & KIND ICE CREAM ON INSTAGRAM &/OR FACEBOOK.
2. COMPLETE FIVE ACTIVITIES IN ANY LINE & POST PHOTO EVIDENCE ON FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM USING THE HASTAG #ETLBINGO.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN ETL MEMBER TO PLAY. COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ANYONE IN ALBERTA AGED 18+ AND IS NOT ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM IN ANY WAY. ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT 16 NOVEMBER. MULTIPLE ENTRIES PERMITTED, ONE ENTRY PER LINE COMPLETED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED 19 NOVEMBER.
- The ETL Team
The Edmonton Tool Library recently hosted the city’s first ever Repair Café!
We were thrilled to see so many community members show up with a wide array of items on the day of the event. Our volunteers channeled their talents to repair everything from bread makers to backpacks to bikes, diverting almost 150 lbs (or 70 kg) from landfill! One person attended to learn how to thread a sewing machine; another couple brought a lawn mower with a stubbornly stuck nut. Happily, nearly all attendees’ needs were met with the skills (and strength) of our volunteers.