Appropedia for Sustainable Development

Appropedia is a collaborative online space for solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology and poverty reduction.

Appropedia is a wiki, and allows anyone to add, remove, or edit content. Registration is encouraged but not required for contributors. Appropedia has been described as an “appropriate technology wiki,” but it is much broader than that – it is a green wiki, and a wiki for all matters of international development and aid. It is an open site for stakeholders to come together to find, create and improve scalable and adaptable solutions.

Categories of Appropedia content include: Appropriate technology • Construction • Food & Agriculture • Green living • Energy • Service learning • Solar • Health & Safety • Medical Devices • Projects • Transport • Water

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Appropedia Highlighted Projects

University Libraries Research and Subject Guide for Sustainability Studies

Joshua M. Pearce, “Appropedia as a Tool for Service Learning in Sustainable
Development”, Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 3(1), pp.47-55, 2009.


Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke

Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Janet Clarke
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