Icast International Center For Appropriate & Sustainable Technology

Rating: 4.94 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Environment, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 8745 W 14th Ave Ste 220 Lakewood CO 80215 USA

Mission: iCAST's mission is to promote sustainable development using a triple bottom-line approach that promotes environmental health, economic viability and social responsibility. iCAST projects are designed to encourage self-sufficiency based on the development, application and commercialization of appropriate and sustainable technologies.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Having worked in a diverse array of projects at iCAST, I have found the diverse array of projects to be highly impressive. From micro-lending in Pakistan, textbooks for Tanzania, Green Jobs workforce training, to helping local businesses become more energy efficient, this is the epitome of a can-do attitude. It's an honor to be given the opportunity to contribute to such a wonderful organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Using some of my work in helping a wide variety of companies.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not do a thing to change it.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

In the short time I have been working with iCAST I have been extremely impressed with the organization's involvement in so many different social and environmentally responsible initiatives. Constantly looking for innovative ways to address the multitude of issues facing the world today, iCAST is expanding its reach across the globe furthering its mission of creating positive change in communities that need it most.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Currently working to achieve results

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase sustainability of funding sources

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

iCAST has help me in so many ways. They gave me training in Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency, but not only did I take a class with them I have worked with them hands on as an admin assistant. I learned even more with hands on experence. I was able to help others and iCAST meet dead lines and be apart of the team. With gaining the knowledge that I did with iCAST I now have a job where I can use what I have learned with them and help others. Thanks iCAST.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to help others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make any changes I think it is a good organization

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Getting involved with the iCAST team has broadened my horizons, period! I came in to use their computers for job search and ended up with a whole new outlook on life and some great experiences to help make my new vision a reality! I started with the OSHA class and went on to Green Construction, from there I was made part of the iCAST team to help modify a curriculum for a carpentry class. I have been amazed at the warmth and support offered by all the staff in helping individuals meet and beat thier potentials in the wide variety of experience opportunities available here. Their goals and visions are an inspiation to everyone and I see hope in the eyes of clients and staff alike. I couldn't say enough about how much good I see this operation doing when i think of what they are accomplishing with so little. They are a beacon of hope for this community and the Earth.

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I have experienced eye opening knowledge of the challenges our planet is facing while being given the tools to start making a difference in my life and the lives of our children. I came here a carpenter and have gained skills in IT, management, communication, research, global consciousness, and much more. I feel more a part of a bigger cause than myself by being a part of such a great team of individuals united in a vital struggled to do great things in peoples lives that will effect out planets furure.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have been involved in the staff meetings and am thoroughly impressed with how they are directed towards always making this oganization better in all ways possible. These people really care. More funding is what is needed. In the hands of iCAST it will be put to the best possible use. More money to better serve everyones better interests is all I could want for iCast.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience with iCAST was through the Denver Green Jobs Initictives, in the Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency and BPI Certification. I was excepted into the internship, inwhich I monitered classses, technical writting, special projects, and a numberous other activities. My leadership skills where very helpful, but my computer needed some improvement. I worked with power point, excel, word, etc., that improved these skills that needed more work. I have had two great role models, in Chris Stone, and Laura McGaughey who have been a blessing in helping me grow confidence and encouragement, along with the rest of the staff. I feel that iCAST has played a vital role in the success of the Denver Green Jobs initctives program, and helping those who are disavantaged, lack self convidence, and feel like they have no place in the marketplace. I beleave that iCAST has so much to give and is a vital part in developing a positive hope in a world of dispare. I still volinteer with the iCast office at denver Green Jobs Initictives, to try to carry on what I have expericenced and give back to those in need of a encouraging role model.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Encouragement, mentering, and training

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The internship could be longer, and each intern, assigned a special project that would impact what iCAST is all about.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to iCAST through Denver Green Jobs Initiatives. iCAST was doing the Solar training. I was enrolled in this class. During my training the iCAST personel asked the students if they would like to volunteer in the iCAST office. I volunteered, when I first started volunteering I was told I would be doing technical writing. This scared the B-Jesus out of me because my writing skills are not that good. I excel in Math and Science but I've never been known for my writing skills. Through a lot of patience on the iCAST's staff part and a lot of hard work on my part I became a technical writer. Then I became a paid intern. iCAST offers internships to the student at DGJI and it is a confidence builder and helps to build work skills. Being able to say you worked as an intern will help make me more marketable to future employers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My skills as a writer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Large so it can employ more people and make the internships longer

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Matt, and I was a volunteer working for iCAST through the University of Colorado in Denver last fall from September through December. Over the course of that Service Learning opportunity, I was quickly made to feel like a part of the team, working with the home office staff. iCAST really does amazing work, particularly in the areas of renewable energy technology and sustainability.

Some of the projects that I was working on included installing a bio-diesel facility in Stratton, CO, refitting a sawmill in Delta, CO to use their own wood waste to dry the lumber, and conducting Energy Efficiency studies throughout the city of Denver, installing new and more efficient improvements to the houses there.

My experience working with iCAST was 100% positive, and I highly recommend it to anyone in the Denver area who is looking to volunteer for a company that is making a difference for people on a daily basis.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Akron CO, Stratton CO, Lakewood CO, and Denver CO. In each of these locations iCAST was helping local communities use local resources, together with iCAST expertise and project management, for local benefits.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish that iCAST had another office location, as their location in Lakewood can be a bit of a hassle to get to if you aren't taking the bus.

 
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