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Awards finalists attempt to solve world sustainability issues

Published by Julia Salerno, May 31, 2011.

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge rewards integrated, whole-systems approaches to solving the world's sustainability crises. The finalists are providing workable solutions to the world's most significant challenges, including spanning ocean restoration in Madagascar, protecting indigenous knowledge in the Congo Basin, combating women's illiteracy in India, and technologically connecting the remote developing world to the communication grid.

The winner will be revealed during a three-day series of events, June 8 to 10 in New York City and will receive a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of their strategy to solve humanity's complex and entrenched problems.

Visit the website to view the final solutions:

Industry Partners
Caesarstone Canada PC350 Interface Levey Industries Samsung keilhauer
Altex Midgley Knoll Hunter Doulgas Williams Sonoma For The Trade Shaw Contract
Architex Benjamin Moore Arconas Cosentino Lauzon Mohawk Group