Appropedia dreams of a â€śsustainable world without poverty â€“ a world of prosperity, quality of life and a stable climate, through sharing wisdom and best practices and through application of appropriate technologies.â€ť Their aim is to find collaborative solutions to todayâ€™s most pressing sustainability and international development issues. They do this by providing a forum where individuals, organizations, governments and societies to communicate.
Appropedia is an open-knowledge wiki: a type of website that allows anyone to add, remove, or edit content. Content on the site includes: instructions for undertaking different projects, technical data, examples of best practices, designs, photos, illustrations, tips on finding help; tips on obtaining supplies, collaboration pages for co-creating solutions, and discussion pages to comment on work completed and work that needs to be done.
Appropedia is a living resource library of individuals and organizations working towards a sustainable future so that efforts are spent on creating new solutions rather than duplicating past work.