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SDG12 Responsible consumption and production

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Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Appropedia projects contributing to this SDG[edit]

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Winnowing is a process to remove lighter particles of chaff, dirt, etc from grain and other products typically by throwing it into the air and blowing air on it.
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Step by step instructions for how to build a solar water condenser out of a large drum/barrel. Also has step by step instructions for how to build a solar water condenser that is left unattended for extended periods of time.
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An adjustable heated bed that we could adjust to heat only the parts that we want to print on. (limit use of power to what is needed)
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5-gallon vermicomposting system
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The purpose of project CCATBox was to design a composting toilet system to be used at CCAT in order to save water and recycle the nutrients that were being flushed away.
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Building garden beds and growing within a controlled environment will make the plants grow healthier and also will prevent toxic chemicals from leaching their way into whatever will be grown in the beds.
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This project is a solar charger designed and built by Humboldt State University students who are involved in the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT). Panels were placed on the roof and will be used to charge USB powered devices.
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Die "Waschen & Spülen" ist ein umweltwissenschaftliches Projekt der Humboldt State Universität, welches durch Jeffrey Steuben, Annie Welbes und Tim Dower realisiert und in der Toilette im Untergeschoss des CCAT umgesetzt wurde. Es handelt sich um eine Modifikation der Toilette, die es dem Benutzer ermöglicht Wasser zu sparen, in dem das Abwasser des Händewasschens zum Spülen der Toilette wieder verwendet wird.
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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.
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The goal of the project was to implement a solution that would protect and beautify the cob installations at CCAT.
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This project is designed to give a basic understanding to anyone who may be interested in the mechanics involved in converting the energy of wind into electrical energy. This is a basic knowledge that could spark interest in others and initiate further study.
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This display will be hands-on where a child can use their own power to operate an electronic device. The importance of this project is to plant the seed in a child's mind of understanding how human power is simple, yet can be utilized in so many ways. The hands-on display will need to be durable and able to withstand regular abuse from kids.
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The objective of this project is to assist CCAT by improving their greywater treatment system. Team ECO-PLUMBERS designed a particulate filtration system, which is built to remove particulate matter from kitchen wastewater.
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Constructed, with the help of CCAT and student volunteers, from stick frame and infilled with papercrete and clay-slip straw with a recycled brick base, and covered by a cedar shingle roof. This wall will then have information signs attached for visitors of CCAT campus.
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A large solar farm (250 MW) is proposed on the Carrizo Plain that will take up about 1,900 acres. This project will benefit the area with a renewable energy source and educational value from the public viewing areas, but may endanger some wildlife in the area as it is close to the Carrizo Plain National Monument that has a vast wildlife population. An EIR was released in 2010 addressing these issues.
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Food dehydration is both a desirable and appropriate technology for many reasons which include increasing the shelf-life of food without having to use refrigeration, and reducing product size which can maximize storage space. Also, the process of dehydration is used to enhance foodstuffs directly (e.g. jerky, fruit leather) and indirectly (e.g. spices).
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Compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs) can be additions to solar water stills, solar water pasturizers, and solar cookers. CPCs can increase the output of these devices along with their efficiency by concentrating the sunlight to make the device more effective.
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The DIF wanted to construct a space for the viejitos of Parras who do not have families to be able to relax and enjoy a meal and the company of others, and enlisted the help of the HSU Parras program.
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A solar panel that produces enough energy to charge a smaller battery or a device
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The OSAT is Drip irrigation assembly combining the stake and drip emitter with tubing. The drip irrigation system has been around for years, but this is the first of its kind to be 3D printed.
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The objective of our project is to take organic waste including dog, cow, and horse excrement, as well as kitchen waste and recycle it. Methane is a harmful greenhouse gas that can potentially be harnessed as a clean-burning renewable fuel.
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ESCO stands for Energy Service Company. ESCOs provide services that include developing, designing, and (sometimes) financing energy efficiency projects, installing and maintaining the energy efficient equipment involved, measuring, monitoring, and verifying the project’s energy savings, and assuming the risk that the project will save the amount of energy guaranteed.
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The purpose of my project is to determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources.
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This extruder allows you to create cheap filament from ground/pelletized plastic
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The objective of the main unit is to provide enough dehydrated food to significantly contribute to the sustenance of the two individuals who will be living in the pod during the summer of 2012.
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The Flock House project is a concept to provide a new form of housing for different migrating populations throughout the world.
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The team was challenged with the task of developing a bicycle powered generator capable of generating 100+ watts while enabling the use of all types of bicycles. This project is intended to increase the general public understanding of renewable energy and allow for any cyclist to take part in generating energy.
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The objective is to create a human powered generator that produces energy in an entertaining and innovative way that may be operated by people of most ages and capabilities.
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The objective is to design a power meter which displays two types of data: the status of the battery and the power generated by volunteers for the Flock House. The display must be clearly visible from at least 20 feet and be visually appealing to the public.
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This OSAT is a garden hose splitter that can be used to split water streams from a common garden hose nozel. This splitter can be customized to any desired size, and can be paired with multiples of itself to further increase splitage.
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This garden water sprinkler can be easily used to sprinkle water on a certain given region of garden by inserting a jet stream of water.
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Ghetto2Garden is a project in the Dominican Republic carried out by students from Humboldt State University in the Practivistas Dominicana Program in collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Collectivo RevArk, and Ghetto2Garden. This project provided Ghetto2Garden with solar electricity to power lighting, outlets, and a water pump.
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The need that this fulfills is to provide light to any area without the need for a power/electrical hookup, as well as possibly providing a way to charge a phone in a certain situation.
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The house already operating with a grey water system will be able to conserve water by controlling how much water is used and where it drains to. The water source will be from the water catchment already in place as well. This washing machine won't demand any electricity.
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A project where Humboldt State University (HSU) students obtained a solar suitcase from the non-profit We Share Solar. The solar suitcase is a portable, small scale solar system. These students constructed and tested the solar suitcase then gave a presentation and taught a class of college students how to build this solar suitcase and test it in a learning environment. The purpose of these solar suitcases is to provide electricity to rural/poor locations in the world. After the construction of small and larger solar suitcases for this project, some were sent to developing countries to provide some citizens with electricity.
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This 3D printable device is a portable, easy to use unit that uses a limited amount of water. Could help prevent spread of sicknesses in a village or house without access to running water.
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The basic design are buckets that can be suspended by any rope over each other with holes in the bottom to allow excess water in each bucket to spill through and water the next plant below.
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This project is designed so that it could be used for tracking the sun light and convert it to electrical power using the solar panel.
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Wheel hoes are fantastic labor savors in larger gardens and organic farming. Folks who are handy in the shop can build one from an old child's bicycle very inexpensively
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An open looped, solar hot water system was repaired in Humboldt County. Both of the dribble valves were replaced for this repair.
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This site is a personal experience about learning how to start a solar company. The author first did a lot of research online about solar and how to start a solar company. Next, initial costs were discussed. The author found some very helpful websites to aid in their learning and suggest attending trainings and classes to learn more.
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This Bottle Stripper turns PET bottles into long strips that can be used to weave baskets, use as fishing line, use as a type of rope, or possibly even as 3D printer filament. This design spools the strips automatically as it operates.
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The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an initiative launched by France and India during the Paris Climate Change Conference in December 2015 and aims to meet the Paris Agreement goals. It is relevant to countries that receive a lot of sunshine each year and the ISA helps that country to harness and use that sunlight as a renewable energy source.
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The objective of this project is to build a compost system for the WCIA that will handle their green waste materials, as well as provide a nutrient source for their on site community gardens.
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The objective of this project is to transform the landscape located at the front entrance of the Jefferson Community Center and Charter School.
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Our objective for the water project for the 2014 Practivistas Dominicana Program in La Yuca is to replace the flat piping system, used to catch rainwater runoff from the roof, with a gutter that will obtain more water.
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The objective of this project is to provide inexpensive potable water and water for cleaning to the local school in La Yuca, Santo Domingo by use of rainwater catchment. Replacing purchased water with captured water may allow funds to be allocated for other important services.
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Students from Humboldt State University that were part of the Practivistas Dominicanas program traveled to a city called La Yuca in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This group of students built a solar power system for a school there that allows the school to run lights and fans and function when there is a power outage in the area as well.
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The objective is to fix the ecoladrillo schoolroom by adding a new plaster to the walls, fixing the floor, and fixing the ventilation of the room using natural building techniques.
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In the summer of 2012, Humboldt State University students returned to the Dominican Republic to improve the system to simplify the process of removing the system's rotating parts. With the help of UNIBE students and La Yuca community members, the wind turbine was upgraded to be more safe and efficient.

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