US$100,000 for World Changing Ideas

[via Kevin Roberts] (emphasis and notes mine)

The truth is, there can be no progress without ideas and great ideas often make trouble as they challenge, change, and transform us. Take the winner of the award in 2005, the Light Up The World Foundation. [K: I am extremely proud to say the Light Up The World Foundation was started by a professor at the University of Calgary. There are many cool stuff done in Calgary!] How could a Light Emitting Diode change the world? Well, if like millions of people your life virtually comes to a stop when the sun goes down, it could change your world easily. […]

Entries close 28 September 2007. For more information check out or email Norma Clarke at

[K: The prize is $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in Saatchi & Saatchi consultancy.]

I found this beautiful and insightful Light Up The World video during my research.


2 Responses to US$100,000 for World Changing Ideas

  1. Jeremy Carter says:

    Are you still submitting ideas to change the world

  2. kempton says:

    Thanks Jeremy for your kind words and think that I am smart or insightful enough to submit my own ideas to change the world. (big smile) But what I am doing is I have finally got in touch with Dave Irvine-Halliday of the Light Up the World Foundation in Calgary and I am helping Dave in small ways that I can. For example, check out Dave’s blog which I help encourage him to start and write.

    Together we can change the light up the world one home at a time.

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