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The National Center for Appropriate Technology

The National Center for Appropriate Technology
A member of the NCAT staff for over 14 years, Mary Anne Skuletich has extensive knowledge of computer hardware, software and networking topology and protocols; including DOS, Novell, Xenix, Windows, Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems. Ms. Skuletich has held the position of NCAT’s Network Administrator for the past eight years, encompassing technical support, configuration implementation and management, network monitoring, LAN hardware and applications, performance analysis, investigating and recommending solutions for enhancing reliability and future growth needs. She administers all E-mail, RAS Systems, TCP/IP and Dialup networking, telecommunications, and end-user support and training as well as database design and multimedia presentations.

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San Diego Architectural Foundation Date: 03/12/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm A BEEP Workshop & Volunteer Recruitment Event will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at NewSchool of Architecture & Design Auditorium 1249 F Street, Downtown San Diego (click here for map) At the workshop, SDAF and the BEEP Steering Committee will introduce the BEEP Lesson Manual, test select BEEP Lessons, and identify volunteers to support the three envisioned program paths. If you have interest in participating, supporting, or sponsoring BEEP, or for more information on SDAF Education programs, please send an email to

Countryside Management Association CMA Countryside Management Association he CMA, previously known as the Association of Countryside Rangers, is the professional association for countryside staff in England and Wales. It is aimed at all those involved in the practice of sustainable countryside management. It provides many local training and social events, an annual training conference, and a good magazine full of relevant news and stories. Most counties have a local representative, and hold regular meetings. PermaculturePower Permaculture Ideas Great source of Permaculture information. Permaculture Media Blog Documentaries, videos and ebooks related to permaculture, indigenous people, (alter)globalization, ecology and activism. The content on this website is inspired by the work of permaculture co-originator David Holmgren.

E. F. Schumacher Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher (16 August 1911 – 4 September 1977) was an internationally influential economic thinker, statistician and economist in Britain, serving as Chief Economic Advisor to the UK National Coal Board for two decades.[1] His ideas became popularized in much of the English-speaking world during the 1970s. He is best known for his critique of Western economies and his proposals for human-scale, decentralized and appropriate technologies. According to The Times Literary Supplement, his 1973 book Small Is Beautiful: a study of economics as if people mattered is among the 100 most influential books published since World War II,[2] and was soon translated into many languages, bringing him international fame. Schumacher's basic development theories have been summed up in the catch-phrases Intermediate Size and Intermediate Technology.

Home energy generation Home energy generation Renewable energy technologies like solar panels, wind turbines, and biomass heaters are becoming increasingly popular. These are effective alternatives to fossil fuels and will help you to meet your own energy requirements and reduce your home's carbon dioxide emissions. Grants may also be available to offset against the cost of installation. Further details of these grants are available on the BERR microgeneration website. How to Establish a Small Space Intensive Food Garden Permaculture Research Institute Editor’s Note: This post is a good reminder to ensure you take good before, during and after photos as you implement projects! Case studies like this become an awesome portfolio for yourselves, and help people to see the practical potential in permaculture. It can be totally inspiring, and help get people moving on the ground! Case Study – Noela’s Garden, as installed by Geoff and Nadia Lawton This is a story about a garden that Nadia and I were asked to establish in 2006.

UK-SPEC - UK-SPEC The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the value of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It describes the requirements that have to be met in order to gain these qualifications, and gives examples of ways of doing this. UK-SPEC should enable individuals and employers to find out whether they or their staff can meet the requirements, and explains the steps necessary to achieve professional registration with the Engineering Council. Our registrants carry many responsibilities, including the need to observe a professional code of conduct. These are described here, together with advice on how to maintain registration.

Permaculture Ideas Rainbow Valley Farm was established in 1988 by Joe Polaischer and Trish Allen on what their neighbours referred to as 'rubbish land'. Wall-to-wall gorse weed, and deemed unfarmable. The most inspiring thing for me was observing such a richness of life, and such diversity in an evidently established state, and then discovering that it was all done in less than 15 years! Practical Action - technology challenging poverty Latin America In Peru and Bolivia, we help communities set up small-scale technological solutions in remote areas where there is no access to basic services, including electricity, heating, clean water and sanitation. Western Africa Building on our recent extension of consultancy work into west Africa, Practical Action has recently set up an office to deliver impact at scale in Francophone west Africa.

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