The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is a huge contest where the goal is to fulfill Mr. Fuller's ideal of using understanding
to create solutions that help the most people while using the least amount of resources.
Go check it out if you want to be inspired for your own Evokation, and/or maybe want to learn something, and possibly even offer to help out... These finalists are the ones who move on to the final round of judging, to determine the single winner of $100,000 in funding for the project. The finalists are:
Barefoot Women Solar Engineers of Africa, Asia and Latin America
A Call to Farm : FarmShare
Living Building Challenge
And here is more information about them all.
As an aside, several years ago I had a project (called Local Cabbage) that I believe would do very well in this contest, and I'd started to really invest myself in entering the contest and making the project a reality, but my personal life was thrown into utter chaos, and I never was able to do the work to finish the project or enter the contest. But now, having been so inspired and supported here at Evoke, I'm honoring that old project by creating a new one, the Human Powered School that I've been going on and on about lately, which reflects a similar ideal of using what we know about health and growth to help people get more of what they need to really thrive. Which is why I'm so excited to be a part of Evoke and to think that my dream of making something awesome for the world might actually happen this time. :-)