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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.
|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:
See Appropedia:For the media for more information.