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The environment & poverty
countries have a poor environmental record, and it's no coincidence.
Poverty dictates that the cheapest methods be used regardless. Easing
poverty by showing people ways to make income makes it affordable to
choose goods manufacturing options that are not environmentally
damaging. We assist people to make income and offer them clean methods
of production as alternatives to current toxic and environmentally
There are numerous
schools in the developing world that can not afford books or any
teaching aids. Our school educational materials help relieve poverty by
enabling more children to succeed in obtaining skills, qualifications
Some of our research finds
practical ways to turn discarded materials into useful goods. This
enables people in poverty to help meet their basic needs, and reduces
the need for new manufacture & international transport of goods.
We tightly control material use in our books to keep resource use to
We provide educational materials electronically for those that can
access them this way.
Conservation of Resources
Some of our books show people how they can use less natural resources
while achieveing much the same result.
of our books teach ways to reduce use of natural resources. The
reduction in resource use from these books far outweighs the resources
used in the books themselves.
Recycling & Re-use
way we fund our activities is through the collection, re-use and resale
of goods, some of which would otherwise end up in landfill. This
reduces the need for new manufacture & international transport
goods, and reduces landfill. And it partially funds the work we do that
helps more people in poverty to survive.
limited range of printable tools replaces traditional tools while using
a small fraction of the resource use. These are particularly useful for
school education in the developing world and some small scale home
A small school pack costs £40
A large school pack costs £100
Can you help us?
Together we can
Library is a non profit organisation producing a library specifically
for people in poverty around the world.
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