This Week’s eChievement Award Winner
Peter Mui of Fixit Clinic
Fixit Clinic conveys basic disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair skills using peoples’ own broken things as the vehicle. By sharing these skills while transferring them to others, Peter and his team teach critical thinking through the lens of our relationship to consumption and sustainability. The Fixit Clinic Team strive to demystify science and technology so that we can ultimately make better policy choices as a society.
Since 1991, eTown has presented the eChievement Award to hundreds of folks from all over the world who are helping to make their communities a better place. Winners are nominated by eTown listeners and interviewed on-air about their extraordinary community work. Stories range from feeding the hungry to cleaning up the environment to housing the homeless.
Laura Stachel – We Care Solar
wecaresolar.org/ | Berkeley, CA
We Care Solar promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and medical devices using solar electricity. They partner with leading healthcare organizations to bring renewable electricity to last-mile health centers. Their programs enable health workers to provide timely, effective, around-the-clock emergency care.more → learn more >
Roz Babener – Community Warehouse
communitywarehouse.org/ | Portland, OR
Community Warehouse is a friendly local furniture bank, serving the Portland, OR area for over 15 years. In a nutshell, they collect donated home goods, and work with social service agencies to get those goods in the hands of those who need it most.more → learn more >
Renee Boughman – F.A.R.M. Cafe
farmcafe.org | Boone, NC
Renee Boughman worked as a chef in a fine dining restaurant for many years before deciding to create a small, local, pay-what-you-can cafe to help feed those in need in her community.more → learn more >