Lonny Grafman is an Instructor at Humboldt State University; the founder of the Practivistas summer abroad, full immersion, resilient community technology program; the Advisor for the epi-apocalyptic city art project Swale; the Chief Product Officer of Nexi; and the President of the Appropedia Foundation, sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives.
Lonny has developed courses at universities in four countries and has worked on hundreds of domestic and international projects involving sustainable design and entrepreneurship – from solar energy to improved cookstoves, from micro-hydro power to rainwater catchment, from earthen construction to plastic bottle schoolrooms. Throughout all these technology implementations, he has found the most vital component to be community.
His first book, due out in December 2017, covers inspiring stories of communities coming together to catch their own rain, and how you can do it too. Www.rainbook.org