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We develop knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives (read [[Appropedia:Vision and mission|our vision and mission]]).
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Explore collaborative solutions in [[sustainability]], [[appropriate technology]], [[poverty alleviation|poverty reduction]], and [[permaculture]]. You are encouraged to add to and edit Appropedia with your research on these subjects.
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Revision as of 21:13, 31 March 2020

Welcome to Appropedia

We develop knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives (read our vision and mission).

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To catch the rain cover.png Rainwater catchment around the world.
Get a paperback on Amazon or free digitally at http://www.tocatchtherain.org.


Aerial view of the marsh.
Arcata Marsh overview. The Arcata Wastewater Treatment Plant is responsible for the treatment of the sewage for the city of Arcata. The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the system that cleans our waste in preparation to be released back into the water cycle. The system as a whole is the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The Arcata Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel maintain 11 wastewater pump stations as well as all of the equipment, motors, and pumps associated with the plant. They also are responsible for the operation and maintenance, of the 55 acres of oxidation ponds and 154 acres of treatment and enhancement marshes. The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is a constructed wetland and is part of the Arcata Wastewater Treatment Plant. This use of constructed wetlands is what separates the Arcata Wastewater Treatment Plant from other Wastewater Treatment Plants. The first treatment plant was built in 1946 and discharged unchlorinated primary treated wastewater into the bay. Read more...
Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources.
Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources. Read more or check our book



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Jun 3 Food news: Jane Goodall: humanity is finished if it fails to adapt after Covid-19 [1]

May 30 Towards sustainable economies UK: Universal Basic Everything by @TessyBritton [2]

May 26 Towards sustainable economies news: Doughnut Economics crushes Death Star Economics. But, suggests Jon Alexander, there should be more creative people power in it [3]

May 15 London news: Large areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown eased [4]

May 5 The full impact of Finland’s UBI experiment is in - improving wellbeing, cognitive confidence, and a sense of personal control [5]

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Heraclitus, Johannes Moreelse
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.

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Aleiha's parabolic solar cooker
In physics, energy is an indirectly observed quantity. It is often understood as the ability a physical system has to do work on other physical systems. Since work is defined as a force acting through a distance (a length of space), energy is always equivalent to the ability to exert pulls or pushes against the basic forces of nature, along a path of a certain length.

Sustainable energy is the provision of energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainable energy sources are most often regarded as including all renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, solar energy and power, wind power, wave power, geothermal energy and power, biomass fuel and energy, and tidal power. It usually also includes technologies that improve energy efficiency.

While many renewable energy projects are large-scale, renewable technologies are also suited to rural and remote areas, where energy is often crucial in human development. As of 2011, small solar photovoltaic (PV) systems provide electricity to a few million households, and micro-hydro configured into mini-grids serves many more. Over 44 million households use biogas made in household-scale digesters for lighting and/or cooking, and more than 166 million households rely on a new generation of more-efficient biomass cookstoves.


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