Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Purpose Prize

We just learned about the Purpose Prize and one of its 2009 recipients, a man named Tim Will. Mr. Will was recently awarded $100,000 to help bring broadband to his Appalachian county and linking local farmers to chefs in Charlotte through an online farmer’s market, bringing laid-off factory workers back to farming. The Purpose Prize provides five $100,000 and five $50,000 awards to U.S. residents over 60 who are creating innovation solutions to address society’s most pressing problems—domestically and abroad. If you know anyone who is putting their passion to work for the greater good, visit the web site to learn about the 2010 nomination process.

http://www.encore.org/prize

1 comment:

Timothy said...

Katy,
I just read your blog. Thank you so much for spreading the "word"

At best, our food system is dangerously centralized, hierarchical and petro-chemically dependant. We must find ways to decentralize our food system, as well as, develop and support entrepreneurs and small businesses to produce our sustainable food.

If any of your readers would like to try and duplicate what we are doing here in Appalachia, in their own area, have them contact me at twill@foothillsconnect.com

Tim Will
Purpose Prize Fellow
http://tiny.cc/MDwlo #encorecareers