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John Barrie: The Appropriate Technology Collaborative - How to end poverty using clean, green technology

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John Barrie: The Appropriate Technology Collaborative - How to end poverty using clean, green technology

  1. 1. The Appropriate Technology Collaborative John Barrie www.apptechdesign.org
  2. 2. The Appropriate Technology Collaborative The Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC) is an award winning not-for-profit organization whose purpose is “To design new, affordable sustainable technology solutions to meet basic human needs of low income people in the developing world. The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  3. 3. ATC Appropriate Technology Designs: • Are Energy Efficient • Promote Health • Form the Basis for Micro Business • Improve the Environment • Create Economic Opportunity • Support Social Justice
  4. 4. Design Teams
  5. 5. Local Talent
  6. 6. U of M BLUELab Treadle Pump The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  7. 7. Vaccine Refrigeration
  8. 8. MSU Solar Vaccine Refrigerator The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  9. 9. ATC Designs • An award winning inexpensive solar-powered freezer to preserve vaccines. • A new simple wind generator. • A dual fuel charcoal maker that makes charcoal from agricultural waste. • A simple water disinfection technology. • Many More Online The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  10. 10. Solar / LED Replacement for Kerosene Lamps The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  11. 11. Solar / LED Replacement for Kerosene Lamps
  12. 12. Benefits • Evening Work & Homework
  13. 13. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  14. 14. Ixtahuacan Water Project The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  15. 15. Ixtahuacan Water Project The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  16. 16. 2009 – 2010 Projects • Small Scale Plastic Recycling • Gen 2 Solar Refrigeration • DIY Batteries • Small Scale Electricity Generation • Water Purification and Sterilization • Green Preschool for Quetzaltenango The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  17. 17. Where We Work Nicaragua Guatemala The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  18. 18. The Appropriate Technology Collaborative – Rural Mountain Village, Guatemala History – Hurricane Mitch, 1998 The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  19. 19. Transformative Technologies • Millions have better lives • Designers engaged in world culture • Sustainable solutions for a small planet The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
  20. 20. Thank You! The Appropriate Technology Collaborative John Barrie Executive Director www.apptechdesign.org

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