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The Boond mission is to solve some of the biggest global challenges - adequate lighting, access to clean drinking water and pest control affecting the remote areas of the world. Through its innovative environment friendly pro

http://www.boond.net/ The Boond mission is to solve some of the biggest global challenges - adequate lighting, access to clean drinking water and pest control affecting the remote areas of the world. Through its innovative environment friendly pro

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Awesome! Thank you, and happy new year to you too!

Thank you for all this food for thought! I will get back in touch in the new year!

Hi Meena, thank you for the links!

The permaculture lifestyle courses could have a strong CDT (craft, design and technology) element - the curriculum design could include DIY construction and installation of basic solar panels in one's home, for example. (As a lay-person I am assuming one can make a low-cost versions of particular renewable energy technologies... one could offer these courses for free, and charge only for the equipment to encourage people to sign up?).

Graduates of the course could be given a tool to measure their own energy consumption/ carbon footprint, and incentivised with a prize (an ecological vacation, maybe, though that may be a bit energy-indulgent) for adopting renewable energy practices to a significant degree over the course of the next year, or helping to sign more people up for the course.

This is all assuming that this is an urban, middle-class community...