[permaculture] Fwd: Dave Eggers' TED Prize wish: We need your story

Nicholas Roberts nicholas at themediasociety.org
Fri Jan 30 10:50:38 EST 2009

anyone got permie stories for TED ?
Nicholas Roberts
[im] skype:niccolor

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From: TED PRIZE <TEDPRIZE at mail6.subscribermail.com>
Date: Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 1:55 AM
Subject: Dave Eggers' TED Prize wish: We need your story
To: nicholas at themediasociety.org

               Dave Eggers' TED Prize wish: We need your story

We're thrilled to announce the exciting new version of
designed to help you get involved with your local public school.  The site
was created in response to the wish of Dave Eggers for 1000 members of the
TED community to participate in a project for local kids.

Since Dave delivered his wish, TEDsters have stepped up and formed inspiring
and creative partnerships and posted their stories on the site.  We have
nearly 200 stories so far, but to reach our goal of 1000 stories, we're
going to need your help. And the good news is that it's now much simpler to
get involved.

You no longer have to dream up a program from scratch. Thanks to a
partnership with VolunteerMatch, you can browse existing needs out there
being requested by schools in your area.  Pick an opportunity, step in and
then share your story to inspire others.

Seriously, please take a few minutes right now to look into the schools near
you. It could transform some kids lives… and yours.

Here are some examples of what other TEDsters have already done.

Katy Klassman from Vosges came up with a "Travel the World Through
Chocolate" workshop series that teaches kids about the world through making
truffles.   Here's a fun video about their project –

Longtime TEDster and National Geographic contract photographer Mike
Hettwerrecruited some well-known friends and worked with the 826CHI to
run a
photography workshop in inner-city Chicago.

Mark Dwight, Rickshaw Bag founder (and supplier of TED gift bags) took
inspiration from both Dave Eggers and TED Prize Winner Karen Armstrong and
has been working with 826 in San Francisco to develop a book with students
around the Golden Rule.

Various TEDsters are working with Holly Jones to help with the launch of
Capitol Letters, an 826 inspired center in Washington DC.    There are many
ways you can get involved in helping with the launch.   Everything form
design support for the upcoming store and physical center to consulting on
curriculum development. A full list of needs for this project is at

We need your help in making Dave's wish a reality.  See what's happened, get
inspired, and share YOUR story at:


Thank you so much to Hot Studio for designing this incredible site.

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