• Core Values

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    2. Inclusion and Demographic Diversity

    3. Collaboration and Shared Purpose

    4. Openness and Learning

    5. Transparency and Trust

    6. Impact and Action

    7. Sustained Engagement and Participatory Culture

    8. Commitment to Civil Dialogue

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TED Prize for 2010

I want to encourage you all to pass along events, resources, links that you run across that might be valuable to share here on the YCC blog.  Here’s a great example thanks to Gerry Brodis!

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design is a non-profit community of some of the world’s most influential “thinkers and do-ers”, and previous TED Prize winners have included Bono, Bill Clinton and Dave Eggers. The prize is $100,000 to go towards current social projects as well as a “wish” – the TED community pledges to help make the wish come true.  The latest winner, Jamie Oliver, used his speech to attack the global food giants for profiting from obesity without ever investing significantly in measures to tackle the world’s most deadly – and worsening – health crisis. He asked the TED community to provide the talent, hard work and other resources needed to make the wish come true, including:

• Help to establish a good-nutrition foundation, with funding, office space and facilities
• Partners to create a traveling food theater troupe to teach kids about food and cooking in an entertaining way, and to provide basic instruction for parents and food professionals
• A partner to build and maintain a fleet of trucks for the traveling food theater
• Establishment of a network of corporate partners to invest in cooking and food education for their customers, and to champion honest food labeling
• Partners to equip and run community kitchens, and food suppliers to provide fresh ingredients
• Education experts, graphic designers, artists and writers to develop and produce creative, fun teaching materials
• Communications and marketing expertise to develop strong and effective messages for the movement
• Web designers to create a website and online social networks and communities to bring people together
• New supply and distribution pathways for fresh and healthful foods
• Establishment of a food range to generate a sustainable income for the campaign
• Corporate partners to invest in cooking and food education for their customers and to champion honest food labeling
Here’s a link for more about Jamie and TED: http://www.tedprize.org/jamie-oliver/


One Response

  1. We at the Verde Food Council just developed a Voice of the Hungry Action Plan, involving 17 participants, 8 of which were emergency food consumers and 9 were emergency food providers.
    They told their personal stories, drew pictures of the Face of Hunger in the Verde Valley, identified gaps in food services for the hungry, and recommended strategies and action steps to close those gaps.
    The participants also nominated a 16-member Action Team to implement the action plan.

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