ICAST (International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology)
ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise with a history of designing and launching programs to meaningfully impact communities and provide sustainable resource solutions.
To provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to communities in a manner that builds local capacity.
Based in Lakewood, CO, ICAST started as an initiative at the Engineering College at the University of Colorado at Boulder. ICAST projects are designed to encourage self-sufficiency based on the development, application and commercialization of appropriate and sustainable technologies.
ICAST also provides opportunities for university students to learn how academic studies and concepts such as sustainable development can be practically applied to the real-life problems facing disadvantaged communities. Through participation in service learning projects, students enhance technical and business skills while learning valuable lessons in teamwork, communications, and social entrepreneurship.