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Development Center for Appropriate Technology

DCAT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the health of the planet and our communities by promoting a shift to sustainable construction and development practices through leadership, strategic relationships, and education. Our work addresses institutional barriers to this shift with a particular focus on building codes and standards.
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P.O. Box 27513
Tucson , AZ 85726-7513
Contact Person: David Eisenberg
Phone: 520-624-6628
Fax: 520-798-3701
E-Mail: strawnet@aol.com
Website: http://www.dcat.net

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DCATís work is inspired and guided by the belief that our decisions will determine the well being of all future generations. We believe hopeful and positive options are available to meet current and future needs, preserving and enhancing the natural regenerative capacities of our planetary life-support system. Human life and nature are intimately connected and we must care for nature as we care for ourselves; evolving sustainable, life-enhancing human systems and built environments that are fully integrated with nature.

Technology is the application of ideas, energy and resources to solve problems and create change. Appropriate technology is that which strives to minimize negative consequences to all life, connects people with each other and nature, and does not create dependencies on systems beyond their ability to control. Thus, we value elegant solutions that enhance community self-sufficiency, build local economies, and draw on cultural wisdom.

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