How to Mobilize Citizens for Durability

Adèle Chasson, Association Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (HOP)
Nathan Proctor, Director, U.S. PIRG Campaign for the Right to Repair

With a community of around 40 000 citizens voicing their desire for more durable and repairable products, HOP (Stop Planned Obsolescence) is the main NGO in France focusing on product durability and repair. U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) is a federation of independent, state-based, citizen-funded organizations that advocate for the public interest. Their Right to Repair campaign aims to give every consumer and small business access to the parts, tools and service information they need to repair products so we can keep things in use and reduce waste. Come and learn how HOP and PIRG managed to put durability on the agenda and build a community to make products last longer. The workshop will give participants a practical insight into the different ways to involve citizens and build a community around durability.

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