George McRobie

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George McRobie was a colleague and friend of E. F. Schumacher's "for twenty years. In 1965 he helped him form the Intermediate Technology Group. On Schumacher's death he became chairman of the Group and later president of the Soil Association in Britain, a founder of the New Economics Foundation, and head of a postgraduate course in appropriate technology at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years his work has taken him around the world to help communities find practical solutions to problems through appropriate technology. But more than just a technologist, he has a warmth and breadth of understanding for people that is apparent in his talks. His book Small Is Possible,published by Harper and Row, is an account of some of his experiences on his travels." [1] His wife Sybil McRobie died in 2007.

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  1. The Community's Role in Appropriate Technology, E. F. Schumacher Society, accessed November 13, 2009.
  2. Team, Jeevika Trust UK, accessed December 12, 2011.