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Finding likeminded people and organizations
If you're looking for people or organizations who share your particular interests in sustainability and development related areas - appropriate technology, solar power, cycling or whatever your interest is - here are some ways to find people.
It may be that you want to find people from around the world, or your own area, or you're going to a new city or country and want to find people there.
Ways to find people:
- Browse the Appropedia Locations category
- Browse the Appropedia "Users by interest" category
- WiserEarth allows searching by interests, language, and location.
- Enter a country or topic name, e.g. Ecuador - this will list any organization based in that country or mentioning that country in their profile. If you only want organizations based in that country, enter country:Ecuador (replacing Ecuador with the country you want).
- Click "Advanced search" just above the search and you get more options to narrow it down, or can change the country. (Be careful with "Areas of focus" though - start typing, but you need to wait for a drop down list of options to appear, and select one.)
- Web search e.g. Google:Kuala-Lumpur+appropriate-technology (and search in the local language if you can)
- Look up social networks that allow you to find people by interest (and perhaps location) - Social networking lists a number of sites that might be helpful.