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is the site for collaborative solutions in sustainability
reduction and international development
through the use of sound principles
and appropriate technology
and the sharing of wisdom and project
information. It is a wiki
, a type of website which allows anyone to add, remove, or edit content. Registration is encouraged but not required for contributors.
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 open site for stakeholders to come together to find, create and improve scalable and adaptable solutions. For more about our motivation, see Appropedia:Mission.
To create a new project page, first browse the project articles and subcategories below for examples and check for possible collaboration opportunities, such as articles similar to what you're considering writing. If you are looking for ideas for your own project, check out our suggested projects. It is highly encouraged to tag your projects with their status -- you can do this with a few templates. Be Bold!
CCAT Wash n Flush
. The Wash n' Flush is a Humboldt State University
environmental science 410 senior project implemented by Jeffrey Steuben, Annie Welbes and Tim Dower which is located in the downstairs bathroom at CCAT
. This is a toilet modification that allows users to save water by utilizing the wastewater
from handwashing to flush the Toilet
If you think of this project as a way of doing a DIY version of an Aqus Toilet, you'd be mostly right. These are also commercially popular in Japan.
The goals of our project were: conserve drinkable water by eliminating the use of clean, potable water to flush toilets; break down social stigma around toilet water pre-use; build awareness of creative water conservation; make toilet modification replicable, accessible, and affordable to low income households; and conserve water at CCAT.
We thought about the fact that clean, drinkable water is being used to flush human waste down the toilet. We consider this to be environmentally and socially irresponsible. Therefore, we took action.
Things you can do
Homemade house paints - exposed, exploited, examined and explained.
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| AEF greywater
: Recreating a failing greywater marsh at the Arcata Educational Farm.
| Briceland PV
: 960W photovoltaic installation in Briceland, CA.
| Solar Charged Lawnmower
: Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine.