Prepare, Sustain, Thrive and Survive Simply

Appropriate Tech Sharing to Inspire You to Action

Appropedia is a Wiki site for collaborative solutions on sustainability, appropriate technology, poverty reduction, and permaculture. There are  7,199 articles on the site with more than 300,000 edits.

As one example, engineering students at Humbolt State University collaborated with the Water Pod — an art and sustainability project on a barge that floated around NYC in 2009, showing people alternative solutions for living. They used a rocket stove for cooking, Duchamp de Loo for human waste management, rainwater collection & purification, wind power, etc.

Here are some categories on the Appropedia site with articles that will fire your imagination and get you on the road to action.

Built environment


Food and agriculture



Go to Appropedia to learn how to make and use AT free without concern about patents. Anyone can add to the collective open-source knowledge base by contributing ideas, observations, experimental data, deployment logs, etc.

Mike's Look at Life

Photography, memoirs, random thoughts.


All things TRUTH all things REYMEGA


An innovative approach to Science, Philosophy, Politics and Economics


Where everyday is the start of a new adventure

Little Dragon Farm

Back to basics living for a new century

Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting

Cosmetic Formulator with Natural Products experience.

Where Are We Going?

Thoughts on the Future of Human Life


Green Thumbed Vagabond

Deep Green Permaculture

Connecting People to Nature, Empowering People to Live Sustainably

L.Y.L. Coop Farm

Growing the nation's food, one city at a time

Homeplace Earth

Education and Design for a Sustainable World


Self sufficency, dignity and security.

Dedicated to freedom in our lifetimes

The Stay-at-home Scientist

Science, Gardening, Work-Life Balance

The Interior of Leaves

A Garden In the Making


A fine site

NuVote Reach

Political Co-Dependency Intervention

Kape Country

My Search For The Simple Life

Sincerely Liz

Home Decor & Craft Supplies for creative people

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