Wednesday, August 10, 2005

We've Got a Winner...

First, apologies for my absence yesterday... another meeting day. It suddenly dawned on me also that school starts in less than two weeks -- yikes -- when I go on vacation, I really go on vacation...

When I posted on Monday about photographer Edward Burtynsky, I had no idea that he was one of the recipients of TED's 2004 Prizes. Thanks to Anna for pointing that out, as well as noting the unique nature of the prizes: promotion of three wishes by the recipient.

I must admit -- TED is one of those programs that has fallen through the cracks of my attention span, but after spending a little time on their website, I realize that was a major oversight on my part. So, in order to make up for my ignorance, I'd like to offer up space on sustainablog for addressing the first of Edward's wishes: "To encourage a massive and productive worldwide conversation about sustainable living." The plan of execution involves promoting WorldChanging (something I'm happy to do, obviously) as part of a media campaign incorporating Burtynsky's work along with Sagemeister's design. Take a look at Burtynsky's wishes, as well as those of the other winners, U2's Bono and scientist Robert Fischell, and offer your suggestions for other ways I/we can promote the ideas that TED espouses (although I freely admit that I see no role I can play in finding cures for brain disorders...).

Finally, I am happy to promote WorldChanging regardless of the situation, and am grateful for their promotion of sustainablog, but, hey, WC folks, who's a guy got to sleep with to get on your link list/blogroll???

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