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Voting for the Katerva People’s Choice Award Announced

Submitted by: Katerva

Categories: Sustainability, Ratings & Awards

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 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:

  • Behavioral Change:

Winner: Kiva U

Finalists: Aflatoun, EDF Climate Corps, Equitable Origin, Integrity Action

  • Economy:

Winner: Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro

Finalists: Aviva Investors, B LAB, GiveDirectly, Publish What You Pay

  • Ecosystem Conservation:

Winner: Bycatch Reduction

Finalists: Conservation Evidence, Marinexplore, Mongabay, Rare

  • Energy & Power:

Winner: Aquion Energy

Finalists: Empower Generation, Mera Gao Micro Grid Power, MPOWERD, Sakti3

  • Food Security:

Winner: Practical Action’s Zeer Pot Clay Fridge

Finalists: Growing Power, Robot Gardener, SeaChar - BioChar, SRI Int’l Network & Resource Center (SRI-Rice)

  • Gender Equality:

Winner: WE CARE Solar

Finalists: 50 Million Missing Campaign, HealthPhone, Mobile for Reproductive Health, One Billion Rising

  • Human Development:

Winner: Solar Ear International

Finalists: DRACO, Oxitec, Sabin, Vaxess Technologies

  • Materials & Resources:

Winner: MBA Polymers

Finalists: AquaSentinel, Duke Toilet 2 Water, Eole Water, Solidia Technologies

  • Transportation:

Winner: The CityCar (MIT Media Lab)

Finalists: Leveraged Freedom Chair, Lit Motors, Riders for Health, Zambikes – Zambulance

  • Urban Design:

Winner: ARCHIVE Global

Finalists: IBA Hamburg, Spatial Collective, Sustainable Preservation Initiative, Vertical Forest

For more on each finalist and to vote, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Jean Brittingham Director of Operations and Sustainability
Phone: +1(801) 712-6577
Twitter: @Katerva


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