Appropriate Technology

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Technology

Appropedia, one of the major sources of inspiration for this site, is devoted to “collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development through the use of sound principles and appropriate technology and the sharing of wisdom and project information.” The following is from their “About” page: Appropedia has been described as an “appropriate technology wiki,” but it is much broader than that – it is a green wiki, and a wiki for all matters of international development and aid. But most importantly, Appropedia is an …Read the Rest

Vinay Gupta’s Science & Engineering in the Public Interest

Vinay Gupta’s Science & Engineering in the Public Interest
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Global Change

I first came across Vinay Gupta through his article on the State of the Art in Appropriate Technology (2007), where …Read the Rest

Solar “Business in a Box” for Africa

Solar “Business in a Box” for Africa
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Energy

By Andrew Purvis “Entrepreneurship brings dignity, it brings hope for the future”, says Andrew Tanswell, CEO of ToughStuff, winner of …Read the Rest

Demos

Demos
Monday, December 26, 2011
Global Change

“IDEAS AND ACTION TO PROMOTE THE COMMON GOOD” From their About Us page: A multi-issue national organization, Demos combines research, …Read the Rest

Ashoka’s Changemakers

Ashoka’s Changemakers
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Entrepreneurship

Ashoka’s Changemakers. From their About Us page: EVERYONE A CHANGEMAKER Ashoka Changemakers® is the world’s fast track for social change. If your …Read the Rest

Worldchanging

Worldchanging
Friday, December 23, 2011
Global Change

“Reads like a smart, hip mini-encyclopedia of what’s new and what’s next in green technologies and earth-conscious ideas.” – Business …Read the Rest

Ashoka

Ashoka
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Entrepreneurship

From their About Us page: Ashoka is leading a profound transformation in society. In the past three decades, the global citizen sector, …Read the Rest

Voluntourism

Voluntourism
Monday, December 19, 2011
Voluntourism

Voluntourism seems an almost universally appropriate solution. It can be done at the ends of the earth, or just in …Read the Rest

Ask Nature

Ask Nature
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Nature

AskNature.org is a beautiful and useful example of an appropriate solution that incorporates more than 1400 strategies using the Biomimicry …Read the Rest

Using this Site

Using this Site
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Global

The aim of this site is to provide a catalog of solutions appropriate to the challenges humanity faces on Earth in …Read the Rest

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