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The Alternative Nobel Prize
October 3, 2007 1:16 AM   Subscribe

The Right Livelihood Award "celebrates and supports people of vision. People who have ideas and apply them in concrete initiatives for the public good. They give hope for tomorrow, for a world in peace and balance. They demonstrate how we can overcome oppression, war, poverty, the destruction of our environment, and a widespread sense of meaninglessness and fear."
posted by homunculus (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Right Livelihood Award

...brought to you by the Hanso Foundation!

Seriously, in SF shows/movies the charities with vague we-love-everybody websites like that always turn out to be a front for doomsday bio-weapon development or something.
posted by Avenger at 1:38 AM on October 3, 2007


Ah, thanks, homunculus, needed to read something inspiring. This award seems to have been around for a while, since 1980, and given to interesting people. I like that Daniel Ellsberg got one last year.
posted by nickyskye at 2:02 AM on October 3, 2007


Avenger, I think this is in the Star Trek universe.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:27 AM on October 3, 2007


Finally a post that's concerned with important things like the state of our planet. I just joined Metafilter a few days ago, and have been looking for something to comment on . . . Am I just too serious? or just obsessed with green things in general?
posted by lamarguerite at 8:28 AM on October 3, 2007


Finally a post that's concerned with important things like the state of our planet.

All my posts are concerned with important things!
posted by homunculus at 8:59 PM on October 3, 2007


"celebrates and supports people of vision"

Am I the only one who read that and thought, "Huh. You mean, as opposed to the blind?"
posted by mono blanco at 6:51 AM on October 4, 2007


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