Human Wisdom Award for
Contributions to a Better World
’Tomorrow’s society is being built today!’ is the idea of an
initiative of the Montreal-based publishing company Human Wisdom now
launching an invitation to people worldwide to become builders of a
better world, or ‘Human Era’ as they call it.
As part of that endeavor, the company initiated the Human Wisdom Award
Program which is being granted to people, companies and organizations
throughout the world who distinguish themselves in various fields of
human activity and deserve recognition for their contribution to a
”Each era has its pioneers; its heroes,” reads the opening statement
of the award program quoting Sergio Tripi, a former representative to
Italy of the United Nations University for Peace. Human Wisdom
realizes that while some such pioneers are publicly known, most are
not, and their valuable ideas and generous efforts invariably end up
creating little impact, mainly due to lack of exposure and support.
The Award Program discovers and brings to public attention these
’Forerunners of a Human Era’.
Launched in the summer
of 2003, the program includes seven categories: outstanding Vision,
Altruism, Constructive Initiatives, Innovation and Discovery, Sharing,
Joyfulness and Beauty. Among current laureates: the Good News Agency,
Synergic Earth, Christine Smith's John Denver Legacy and Dreams of
Freedom charity, the University for the Study of Human Goodness,
Tintota International, Utne Magazine, Problems of Humanity,
MarianneGB's Art, Voodoochilli, BTDesign Art Gallery.
Some initiatives are
well-known, while others in incipient stages; some are international
while others national or regional projects. "The Human Wisdom Award
Program considers size and present recognition as the least relevant
criteria for an initiative to receive the award," says founder Dan
Bostan. "What matters most is their intrinsic human value, their
spirit of generosity and the potential positive impact they may have
in other people's lives."
The Human Wisdom Award is not the only ‘human-oriented’ initiative of
the Canadian company. Its recently published book Terra City launches
a publishing concept called ‘Synergic Creativity’, where readers
interested in debating and further developing the subject are invited
to co-author an enhanced edition of the book. Human Wisdom also
promotes an endeavor called the Terra City Project.
"There is a lot of frustration, anger and disbelief in the world, and
we are all aware of that," says Bostan. "There is also much
creativity, goodwill and generosity in the world, of which we are not
so much aware. Many things contributed to the evolution of human
civilization but most of all the creativity, daring and spirit of
sacrifice of some of our human fellows; and this is what will carry us
forward. To intensify this process, it is essential that we all become
aware, and possibly inspired, by those generously creating, daring and
sometimes sacrificing themselves for the good of humanity."
Human Wisdom invites everyone interested to join this initiative and
become involved in searching, discovering, nominating and awarding
those who strive through their positive thoughts, talents and efforts
to contribute to a better world. Media outlets who consider becoming
official national or regional organizers of the award are invited to
contact Human Wisdom.
Details regarding the
award categories, criteria, laureates and other Human Wisdom endeavors
may be found at their website:
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