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1 Sustainable Development
Appropriate Technologies

2 Appropriate Technologies
Define the following terms; using the internet to find 3 good descriptions for each (cite each website you use) Sustainable development Appropriate technology Triple bottom line sustainability

3 Sustainable Development
“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” UN -

4 Appropriate Technologies
That is designed with special consideration to the environmental, cultural, social and economic aspects of the community it is intended for Typically requires fewer resources Is easier to maintain Has a lower overall cost Less of an impact on the environment Extract from Design for Society Nigel Whiteley

5 Triple Bottom Line Technology
This idea proposes that an organisation's license to operate in society comes not just from satisfying stakeholders through improved profits (the economic bottom line), but by improving its environmental and social performance also As such, it encompasses environmental responsibility, social awareness and economic profitability

6 Examples of Appropriate Technology
Hybrid Vehicles The hybrid vehicle typically achieves greater fuel economy than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), such that fewer air pollution emissions are generated per kilometre travelled. In addition noise emissions are reduced, particularly at idling and low operating speeds

7 Examples of Appropriate Technology
Wind-up torches Based on the innovative idea from British inventor, Trevor Baylis. ‘The Clockwork Radio’ 1994 When you crank the handle, you run a small generator which charges an internal battery or capacitor. The battery or capacitor then provides power for your device.

8 Examples of Appropriate Technology
Solar cooking Ovens that heat food using only sunlight Since they use no fuel and they cost nothing to run humanitarian organizations are promoting their use worldwide to help slow deforestation caused by the need for firewood used to cook

9 Solar Cooker Practical Task
Working in groups of 5/6 student (combination of graphics and food students). You are going to research design, and make a solar cooker, and finally test and evaluate its success at boiling water and cooking a savoury dish You will be given a basic set of materials to start with, which you can adapt and develop

10 Solar Cooker Practical Task
You are to allocate roles within the group and delegate tasks. Recording, research, ideas, decisions, etc. Use video and photography to record your work and create a visual diary of making, with notes and annotation (video, PowerPoint, sketchbook) Solar Cooker

11 Solar Cooker Practical Task
Testing and evaluation Boil water Cook a savoury dish, e.g. Baked Potatoe, Curry, Chilli con Carne

12 Links & Bibliography http://auto.howstuffworks.com/hybrid-car.htm
Nigel Whiteley (1994) Design for Society, Reaktion Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=us_ABwdiHHEC&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=main+characteristics+of+appropriate+technologies&source=web&ots=iKCvHvs-cL&sig=3YPGhpDhui5t_lr6BWC9ybRWn8E#PPP1,M1)


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