Submitted by: Katerva
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 – 06:10 PM EST
NEW YORK, Mar. 17 /CSRwire/ - While Katerva’s Global Award Council is deliberating to select the final 2013 Katerva Award winner, who will be announced in early April, we are pleased to announce the Katerva People’s Choice voting period is open. Voting began on March 7th and continues through March 28th. While the finalists are activating their own communities, Katerva invites all interested in innovation and sustainability to join the voting and explore these impressive finalists—50 innovations chosen because they represent real breakthrough for a more sustainable future.
You can view and vote at: katerva.net/home/accelerate/2013_award_nom.
"Katerva is not just interested in 'good' ideas; the ideas we are after will create big changes in how we live on this planet,” says Katerva's founder, innovation expert Terry Waghorn. Founded in 2010, "Katerva's approach places emphasis squarely on action for a sustainable future—creating and implementing solutions to sustainability-related concerns," he says. Katerva is the first truly open worldwide platform for change.
Katerva comes from the Latin word caterva, meaning “crowd.” It's our belief that the wisdom of the crowd—energized, organized, and leveraged, holds the key to the world's most pressing challenges.
The 2013 Katerva Award Finalists and Category Award Winners are:
Winner: Kiva U
Finalists: Aflatoun, EDF Climate Corps, Equitable Origin, Integrity Action
Winner: Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro
Finalists: Aviva Investors, B LAB, GiveDirectly, Publish What You Pay
Winner: Bycatch Reduction
Finalists: Conservation Evidence, Marinexplore, Mongabay, Rare
Winner: Aquion Energy
Finalists: Empower Generation, Mera Gao Micro Grid Power, MPOWERD, Sakti3
Winner: Practical Action’s Zeer Pot Clay Fridge
Finalists: Growing Power, Robot Gardener, SeaChar - BioChar, SRI Int’l Network & Resource Center (SRI-Rice)
Winner: WE CARE Solar
Finalists: 50 Million Missing Campaign, HealthPhone, Mobile for Reproductive Health, One Billion Rising
Winner: Solar Ear International
Finalists: DRACO, Oxitec, Sabin, Vaxess Technologies
Winner: MBA Polymers
Finalists: AquaSentinel, Duke Toilet 2 Water, Eole Water, Solidia Technologies
Winner: The CityCar (MIT Media Lab)
Finalists: Leveraged Freedom Chair, Lit Motors, Riders for Health, Zambikes – Zambulance
Winner: ARCHIVE Global
Finalists: IBA Hamburg, Spatial Collective, Sustainable Preservation Initiative, Vertical Forest
For more on each finalist and to vote, please visit katerva.net/home/accelerate/2013_award_nom.