Your Right To Repair

Your Right To Repair

By Stephanie Seferian

Stuff breaks. In 2023, stuff breaks often. Few amongst us possess the knowledge to fix the evermore complex gadgets we use every day; worse, professional repairs (if they're even available) often cost more than replacing the item outright. What's a sustainable minimalist to do? On today's episode we discuss all-things conscious consumption as it relates to home appliances, planned obsolescence, and the Right To Repair movement (it'll be fun, I promise!). Here's a preview: [3:00] An electricity primer: where it comes from and why it's important to choose energy-efficient appliances [9:00] Exactly how long our favorite household appliances *should* last (we see you, planned obsolescence) [22:00] Energy Star versus Energy Guide: What's the difference? [29:00] Everything you need to know about the Right To Repair movement  [36:00] Practical ways to maintain your appliances for longevity   Resources mentioned: Repair.org How To Use the EnergyGuide Label To Shop for Home Appliances Buy Me Once Consumer Reports ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2023 Find a Repair Cafe near you Episode #095: What's Planned Obsolescence?   * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email Stephanie and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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