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Sustainable Village Catalog

Sustainable Village Catalog

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Yes, the world globeability is at hand and sustainability has become a bad word amongst a lot of folks. Others prefer to see it as a new word which means a new begining. You will have to make up your own mind. In the meantime visit their web site at: http://www.thesustainablevillage.com/index.html
Yes, the world globeability is at hand and sustainability has become a bad word amongst a lot of folks. Others prefer to see it as a new word which means a new begining. You will have to make up your own mind. In the meantime visit their web site at: http://www.thesustainablevillage.com/index.html

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The Sustainable Village
717 Poplar AveBoulder, CO80304Tel 303-998-1323 • 888-317-1600email us at:info@thesustainablevillage.com
Website:
For our completeinventory of over 8,000 products:www.thesustainablevillage.com.
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possible to eradicate hunger andilliteracy as well as provide clean water,sanitation, education and health care foreveryone. The UN Development Agencyestimates it would require an additional$40 billion annually, intelligently spent.We have the technological solutions; it’stime for implementation.No one country or organization alone cansolve these global issues. It’s up to all of us, the global community. We canincreasingly network and leverage ourstrengths in partnership with each other.One important step is for the thousands of public and private organizations alreadyinvolved to proactively share information,understanding and resources. Worldwidesustainability will require the largestpublic/private collaboration in history;forged out of necessity, globalin its reach and unparal-leled in its purpose.The SustainableVillage works toimplement positive,small-scale solu-tions to globalproblems. Weleverage renew-able energy, appro-priate technology andmicroenterprise ideas toimprove quality of life,save money, create jobs,increase productivity andprotect the environment. These antidotesto poverty, social injustice and poor edu-cation also prevent the all-too-commoncycle of violence.Additionally, sustainable developmentsolutions address multiple social problemssimultaneously. Public sector problemsare inextricably linked and requirecomprehensive, systemic solutions. Forexample, a single project can create jobs,reduce the spread of disease, economizeresources and produce clean energy.The Sustainable Village connectsorganizations, projects, volunteers andknowledge. We provide technologicalservices required for internationalsustainable development projects.Focusing on developing countries, we aidprojects dealing with energy generation,public health, sustainable agriculture,safe water, long-distance communicationsand micro-enterprise employment. Allof our profits go toward funding andpromoting renewable energy and micro-enterprise activities.
PROJECT FUNDING AND NETWORKING
We connect projects withfunding sources and contactsdoing similar work. Wecharge for – as well asdonate – services andequipment.
SYSTEM DESIGN ANDENGINEERING
We engineer all types of sustainable developmentsystems: from solar, wind, bio-mass and micro-hydroelectricity generation torainwater catchment, waterpurification and communications. Wehave the expertise to identify theappropriate technology and design foralmost all requirements and budgets. Wehave 35 years experience and thousandsof successful installations worldwide.
EQUIPMENT AND PARTS SUPPLY
With the largest selection of renewableenergy equipment in the world and long-standing relationships with over 1000manufacturers, we can ensure the mosteconomical systems.
Sustainable Development in Action
W
e have eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts to feel and hands to act. Our worldhas escalating problems that we can no longer ignore. One billion peoplestruggle to survive on one dollar a day, 80% of the global population lives in sub-standard housing, 70% are unable to read, and 50% of everyone on the planetsuffers from malnutrition.
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35,000 children die from hunger daily, and every majorecosystem is in measurable decline.
Sustainable Journal Entries . . .
Sept. 10th, 2001, late afternoon.
I con-clude an agreement to sell my remain-ing 49.9% interest in Jade Mountain,Inc., which had recently merged withReal Goods into Gaiam Energy Tech. Istart seriously considering my retire-ment plan of focusing on my book business (www.awrbooks.com).
Sept. 11th, early morning.
I wake upto the news of the terrorist attacks onthe World Trade Center andWashington, D.C. It’s such an obviousattack on business that it makes mewonder how the business communitycould respond. What are the “roots of terrorism”? What conditions conspirein the creation and education of a ter-rorist?
Sept. 14th.
I read an article about anAfghani mother of several childrenwho is asked what she plans to dogiven the possibility of bombing raidsby the US. She answers that it wouldbe a blessing if she and her childrenwere killed, that their lives are toomiserable, poor and hopeless for themto care about staying alive.
Sept. 15th.
Instead of retiring, I decideto start a new business dedicated tousing appropriate technology productsin ways to provide more education,health care, small businesses, and newopportunities for people living inremote areas of developing countries.
October 1st.
Sustainable VillageArticles of Organization filed.
October 31st.
Jade Mountain movesout and The Sustainable Village takesover the space at 717 Poplar Avenue.
November 5th
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First employee, AldenTaylor, starts.
December 12th.
We’re back and run-ning with 16 people and new projectsin Columbia, Nigeria, Iceland, TheUnited Arab Emirates, Nepal,Indonesia, Kenya, and Tibet.
December 14th
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New working part-nership with members from theInternational Hospital for Children,representatives from the US andPakistani governments, EngineersWithout Borders–USA, and the RockyMountain Institute to improve anddevelop Afghani refugee camps usingappropriate technology and sustain-able development.Steve Troy
Founder and Manager,The Sustainable Village
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The Sustainable Village: offering the physical,financial and intellectual toolsfor visionsof sustainability to become reality.
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Worldwide sustainability will require thelargest public/private collaboration in history; forged out of necessity, global in its reach and unparalleled in its purpose.
 
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INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
We help organizations get all the hard-ware they need to remote locations.
INSTALLATION AND TRAINING
We provide our own on-siteinstallation experts or wecan network organiza-tions with expertsliving in the samecountries as theirprojects. We alsohelp train peopleto install and main-tain renewableenergy and sustain-able developmentsystems.
WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT,PRINT PRODUCTION AND MARKETING
Our veteran graphics and marketing stafhelp renewable energy and sustainabledevelopment organizations improve theirInternet presence, communicationsmaterials and marketing. We chargegroups that can afford these services anduse the profits to help groups doingimportant work but on shoestringbudgets.
History and Heritage
We’re a new organization with old anddeep roots in sustainability. Steve Troy,one of the pioneers in appropriatetechnology, began working in thedevelopment field in 1966.Since that time he hasfounded or co-founded 14businesses includingJade Mountain, RealGoods, PlanetarySolutions and GaiamEnergy Tech. Hecreated The SustainableVillage specifically to dothis important work indeveloping countries.
Partners, Customers andSuppliers
We work with local and internationalnon- and for-profit organizations,religious and secular groups,governments and individuals – anyoneworking with sustainable development.We network and share resources,leveraging each other’s skills so that wecan all go further. We search out the bestsuppliers of renewable energy andappropriate technology products andconstantly update our web site with ourlatest discoveries. We supply tools formanufacturing products in developingcountries and import the goods back fordistribution in the US: products "Madewith Renewable Energy."
An Invitation to You
Do you see, hear and feel our planet’schallenges and want to take action? If so,please partner with us. Are you involvedin a sustainable development project thatcould use seasoned expertise inengineering, hardware procurement,delivery, installation or communications?We could make it easier and lessexpensive. Do you have a good idea for aproject, product or micro-enterprise?Please let us know so we can share itwith our global audience. We want tomake sustainable development happen inevery way possible. It would be an honorto serve and work with you.Sincerely and Enthusiastically,Barrett C. Brown
 International Development Director 
Micro-Enterprising
Very small businesses calledmicro-enterprises are built ondreams and hard work, but theassistance they need is often inshort supply. Nowhere is thismore apparent than in parts of theworld where equipment, trans-portation and reliable electricityand telecommunications can behard to come by. This catalogand our accompanying web siteserve as tools to foster new oppor-tunities for rural entrepreneurs.We complement the partner-ship between micro-enterprisesand their supporting organiza-tions. Our mission is to forge newconnections that will enablemicro-entrepreneurs to locate theresources they need, increasetheir customer base and expandinto new markets. We can link your organization to people readyto help. If you need a portfolio of micro-enterprise opportunities tooffer to communities, or arelooking for one yourself, we’ll getyou started. If you want to expandyour organization’s reach, wellmake the introductions. If you’recreating a product or a newmicro-enterprise, we’ll exploreoffering it to the world via ourbusiness-to-business network,web site and catalog.Micro-enterprises are criticalto eradicating poverty on theplanet.
One idea, one job, onefamily, one community at a time:let’s do it.
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The Sustainable Village offers the physical, financial and intellectual tools for visions of sustainability to become reality.

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