I had a note from bankMECU (the old CSIRO Credit Union) to say it was donating to the Alternative Technology Association.

Since 2003 the ATA has been 'sending volunteers throughout East Timor to install small, inexpensive solar power systems that provide lighting for thousands of of households, community centres, orphanages, schools and hospitals in remote rural villages.'

$50 will buy a solar panel for an East Timorese family.

Forgive the off-beat use of the ASC list, but given the ecological and technical nature of the program (and the old CSIRO connection), perhaps this program will appeal to some ASC list readers.  Maybe ASC should select a charity every year?

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All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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