From its creation in 2000 the NCSD has been focused on the applicability of new people centric technologies to demonstrate how to solve increasingly clear needs that are placed by demands on natural and non-renewable resources. To reduce the demand for such one-time use scenarios for resources NCSD has worked to shape examples of practical ways to reuse and repurpose earlier technologies to adapt them for today and tomorrows demands. Our method is practical and sustainable we “teach” through “demonstration projects” new innovations to basic and proven technologies that can serve not only our current generation but well into the future as well.