Articles tagged with: sustainable
Since the 1960s many efficient, innovative, low-cost and sustainable products have been invented that can help to solve problems of the poor like power cuts (solar energy), pollution (recycling, zero-waste production, alternatives for fossil fuels), insufficient shelter and sanitation (development of cheap and sustainable housing), drought (simple water pumps, and irrigation systems), faulty management of natural recources (cheaper and more sustainable alternatives for the use of wood, water; innovative re-use of materials) etc.
Research shows that often distribution of these products is limited. 90% of the worlds population is poor and …
At Goodget.org we are working with a growing group of dedicated volunteers to start our database, and make sustainable, cheap and innovative products available for the bottom of the pyramid aka ‘the poor’.
In the mean time, we offer you some links that can give an idea of what we think are goodgets.
Design for the other 90% – an exhibition of goodgets in the Cooper-Hewitt National design museum in New York: other90.cooperhewitt.org
Organisations that sell their own goodgets, often using a microfranchising model: www.barefootpower.com, www.toughstuffonline.com, www.solarsister.org
An academic wiki of goodgets: www.appropedia.org
Often a …