Entries for the Roddenberry Foundation’s US$1 million prize fund for the four “best ideas for a boldly better future” are now open.
The four categories; food waste, plant-rich diets, education, and gender equity, stem from the 2017 Project Drawdown coalition. The Coalition of scientists, economists, and other experts rank and catalog the most effective solutions to global warming. Coupling these four categories was found to have the “greatest potential to slow the pace of global warming—even more than switching to solar, electric, or wind energy”.
Lior Ipp, CEO of the Roddenberry Foundation, says “These findings opened our eyes to a set of solutions that need to be a part of any conversation about climate change […]. These issues [are] critical in their own right but we now know how integral they are to the health of the planet”.
The application process spans two rounds of assessment. Firstly, a peer-to-peer review from those who share a commitment to the work. A panel of expert judges, including Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg, will judge the second round.
This year, applications for the Roddenberry Prize are open to non-profit organizations, businesses, coalitions, universities, or other institutions. Furthermore, the winners will receive US$250,000 and public recognition for their work.
Applications and nominations are now open and the Roddenberry Foundation Prize website is receiving entries until July 12, 2018. The Foundation will announce the winners in November 2018.
For more information on the entry categories, click here.