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Educating rural communities

Louwrens van der Walt 0 Ratings 2 Discussions 0 Group posts

Posted by: Louwrens van der Walt // South African Architect

Has anyone had any experience in educating rural communities in the use of sustainable design techniques and construction technologies?

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Allison Friedman Weston, MA, united-states 0 Ratings 267 Discussions 75 Group posts

Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Hi Louwrens - We will promote this great question and work to get you some answers from someone with experience.

I thought this piece might be helpful?
http://green.wikia.com/wiki/Sustainable_housing_for_rural_families_in_Africa
(It says this url may change to wikia.com in the next weeks.)

I also thought this organization might be able to provide some advice?
https://www.ruralco.org/about-ruralco
They may be able to offer advice, or they may know who works on rural sustainable building in your area.

I also thought of a Rate It Green member in Indonesia -
https://www.rateitgreen.com/green-building-community/sustainable-building-users/dashboard/profile/Anna+at+Dome+Lombok/3441

"Dome Projects Lombok is a company creating sustainable concepts within house construction, water management and food production. Through the construction of Eco-domes, made mainly with compacted soil and lime stone, we are pushing boundaries in sustainable housing construction without neglecting quality and comfort."

You can send Anna a message through Rate It Green, or I can reach out to her if you'd like. I am pretty sure that a percentage of their work is about teaching others to make the same structures.

 

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