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This is a draft press release. It has not been approved and may not be factually accurate. The title and contents may change drastically before its release.

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(Intended generic press release, intro for media who are new to Appropedia.)

After 4 years, 100,000 edits and more than 3000 pages, Appropedia has grown into a broad resource for all kinds of sustainability and development questions.

Founded in 2006 by Lonny Grafman, instructor in Appropriate Technology at Humboldt State University in California, Appropedia has grown through contributions of knowledge from specialist organizations, academics, students, and private individuals.

As an independent non-profit run entirely by volunteers, the Appropedia Foundation has relied on financial support from within the community as well as partners and benefactors.


About Appropedia
Appropedia is the website for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development. It is a wiki run by a dedicated non-profit foundation, and allows allows anyone to add, and edit content, and has an active community making and monitoring these changes.

The vision of the Appropedia community is:

Sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives.


Media: Appropedia has been covered in the media by Discovery's Planet Green (Do It Yourself Instructions Motherlode: Appropedia Wiki). It is also the knowledge sharing platform used by the Waterpod, the International Development Design Summit and the Hexayurt, (all of which have been covered by the New York Times and other media) as well as the Open Sustainability Network (covered by WorldChanging.com and is the service learning platform currently used by a number of university programs in the United States and Canada.

See Appropedia:For the media for more information.


COPYRIGHT RELEASE: The text of all Appropedia press releases is public domain - anyone may reuse and make derivatives of the text, with no attribution required.