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Vote now for the 2012 Katerva People's Choice Award

Vote for a company you've never heard of that could change the world at www.katerva.org/vote/

Submitted by: Katerva

Categories: Sustainability, Ratings & Awards

Posted: Jan 16, 2013 – 12:22 PM EST


LONDON, Jan. 16 /CSRwire/ - For the first time, the general public is invited to vote for the Katerva People's Choice Award for the best new innovative sustainability project making a positive impact to change our world. Voting is currently open on the Katerva website at www.katerva.org/vote/. Winners will be announced 30 January 2013.

The Katerva Award has been referred to as the Nobel Prize of Sustainability, highlighting the most innovative projects from around the world. This year marks the first time Katerva has opened up the process to the general public with a People's Choice Award. Katerva's network of experts from around the globe have spent the better part of a year evaluating projects in each of ten categories. Five projects in each category have been retained as Finalists for the 2012 Katerva Award (due to a tie, 51 Finalists).

Top projects in each category are listed here:

    Food Security: International Development Enterprises India, The GROW BIOINTENSIVE Agriculture Center of Kenya, Future of Fish, The Savory Institute, Backpack Farm
    Behavioral Change: The Humblefactory, StatSilk, C-Change, Foldit, SHFT.com, Eco-Household Training (6 Finalists in this category, due to a tie)
    Economy: LanX and Local Capital Markets, Solidarium, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, AMEE, WaterCredit
    Ecosystem Conservation: Amazon Conservation Team, Blue Ventures, Forest Trends, Liquid Robotics, Reef Check Foundation
    Gender Equality: Womankind Worldwide, VOICE 4 Girls, The Gender Equality Project Foundation, Embrace, Safe World for Women
    Materials & Resources: The Water Initiative, Pasteurization Technology Group, Nano Ganesh, MIT SENSEable City Lab Forage Tracking, WikiCell Designs
    Human Development: Sino-implant (II), Holomic LLC, Bioneedle Technologies Group, Asthmapolis, EyeNETRA
    Energy & Power: Eco Fuel Africa, A Liter of Light, Center for Rice Husk Energy Technology, Liquid Metal Battery Corporation, Gram Power
    Transportation: Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System, Kenguru, Streetline, Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3), YikeBike
    Urban Design: The Living Building Challenge, Kéré Architecture, AguaClara, 5 Stone Green Capital LLC, ¡Echale! a tu casa

"To solve the complex sustainability challenges we face as stewards of our planet, will require innovative solutions across a wide range of disciplines and economic sectors. Katerva provides a much needed and novel forum for this to happen, as evidenced by the innovation and entrepreneurship embodied by this year's 51 Finalists for the Katerva Award," states Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr, Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, USA.

From these 51 Finalists, one Katerva Award Winner will be selected and supported by members of the Winner's Circle, a group of businesses and committed experts, in order to enable the winning project to achieve maximum impact. The Katerva Award Winner and the Category Winners will be announced on 30 January 2013. For information on all of the projects, see the Katerva website, www.katerva.org.

Katerva comes from the Latin word caterva, meaning “crowd.” It's our belief that the wisdom of the crowd—organized, holds the key to the world's most pressing challenges. For more information, see www.katerva.org.

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