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Netherlands’ Repair Cafes Curb Consumerism

How awesome is the idea of a repair cafe? Very simply, it is a place you take your old, broken-down items, buy a cup of coffee and get your things fixed so that you can continue using them.
"In Europe, we throw out so many things. It’s a shame, because the things we throw away are usually not that broken. There are more and more people in the world, and we can’t keep handling things the way we do. I had the feeling I wanted to do something, not just write about it. But I was troubled by the question: “How do you try to do this as a normal person in your daily life?”"
- Martine Postma, Founder

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Netherlands’ Repair Cafes Curb Consumerism

Source: Triple Pundit, Fri May 25, 2012
How awesome is the idea of a repair cafe? Very simply, it is a place you take your old, broken-down items, buy a cup of coffee and get your things fixed so that you can continue using them.

New road concrete developed that actually cleans the air

Source: Auto Guide, Tue August 31, 2010
Wouldn’t it be great if cars put out less pollution? You can breathe a sigh of relief, because researchers have discovered a breakthrough that will lead to reduced pollution and cleaner air.

Club of Rome: Global thinkers tackle warming this article opens in a new window

Source: Sideways News, Fri October 23, 2009
The Club of Rome will hold a Global Assembly about climate, energy and economic recovery between 26th and 27th October in Amsterdam.

Prisons Closed Due To Chronic Lack Of Inmates

Source: Javno, Mon June 01, 2009
During the 1990s, the Netherlands was faced with a lack of prison capacities, but now it has (fewer and fewer) prisoners.

Museums Around the World Open their Doors at Night Offering Special Attractions

Source: Art Daily, Sun May 17, 2009
More than one thousand French museums showed their most original presentations and free of charges, this Saturday night to attract the public to the 5th European Long Night of Museums, which this year had the support from UNESCO.

Paper, wood and copper that changed the world

Source: Gloucester County Times, Sun April 05, 2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Galileo Galilei was not impressed by the telescope he came upon, suggesting the invention by the Dutch that supposedly would open the sky for exploration was a mere "toy."

Pair rescued in Bermuda Triangle

Source: BBC News, Tue February 24, 2009
Off the Bermuda Triangle - A man from Greater Manchester has spoken about being rescued near the Bermuda Triangle after being lost at sea for 40 days.

Cardboard Duvet for a Cause

Source: Funky Finds, Sun January 18, 2009
The Netherlands - Peggy van Neer and Erik van Loo launched a private initiative to raise money for the homeless ... The creative duo designed a high-quality duvet cover that features a photographic print of a cardboard box.

Incredible Hotel Made From Salvaged Wine Casks

Source: Inhabitat, Fri January 16, 2009
Stavoren, Netherlands - Ever fallen asleep alongside a good glass of French wine?

Dutch city kept warm by hot-water mines

Source: Times Online, Fri October 10, 2008
Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands - In an age of rapidly rising fuel bills the discovery of vast supplies of free hot water sounds too good to be true.

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