I own the domains McGyver.school and mcgyverschool.com - just in case.
McGyver (the original) is probably my favorite TV show of all time, in large part because it reflects my own philosophy of making do with what you have on hand - be creative with what you've got. (A rather dishy leading man has absolutely nothing to do with it).
I also hate waste. However, as Joe Jenkins, author of The Humanure Handbook, says - it's only waste if you throw it away.
McGyver School, therefore, is designed to keep stuff out of the landfill.
The idea is to teach people everywhere to Fix It, Don't Nix It.
In other words, instead of just throwing away something that is damaged, broken, in need of TLC, repair it, repurpose it, upcycle it, find another use for the components..
Try it yourself: See calendar for details.
Friday afternoons - 1:00 to 5:00.
Learn to mend or repair books, paper, prints, clothes, linens, picture frames, boxes,
Saturday afternoons - 1:00 to 5:00
Upcycle - use glue, paint and imagination to turn hard to recycle objects into something useful and fun.
Second Sunday - 1:00 to 4:00
Repair café: tools and stuff with plugs
Or consult the Repair Registry to find a professional who can help.
Just don't throw it away.