BFI is pleased to announce that a comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge.
Kate Orff, founder of 2014 Fuller Challenge Winners Living Breakwaters, and Pete Malinowski, project director of the Billion Oyster project, speak in depth on their collaboration and the impact of the Bucky award on Brian Lehrer TV, of WNYC and NPR. See the interview here!
The press coverage of this year’s Fuller Challenge cycle has been massive—check out this recent article, with insights from Bucky, BFI staff, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and David Sorkin, co-chair of the Staten Island NY Rising Community Reconstruction Committee.
Gardens for Health is pioneering the integration of nutrition-based agriculture into the clinical care of malnutrition. The innovative group partners with rural Rwandan health clinics to implement healthcare strategies that include nutritional education and home gardens of nutrient-rich foods for each family.
2011 Fuller Challenge Winner Blue Ventures has formed a vibrant new network in Madagascar to advance integrated Population-Health-Environment initiatives. Read more about it here!
2014 Fuller Challenge Finalist the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic has released a policy report titled “From Curse to Cure”, which encompasses their broadened scope of work in policy and advocacy, in addition to the programmatic work highlighted in their Fuller Challenge proposal.
2013 Fuller Challenge Finalist and outstanding citizen science "enablers" Public Lab are launching a Kickstarter campaign for another stellar resource: their do-it-yourself Homebrew Oil Testing Kit.
BFI Catalyst Program participant 596 Acres and their Living Lots project is hosting a Brooklyn fundraiser on October 2.
2011 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist Sheila Kennedy, principal of KVA Matx, a design firm known for material innovation in architecture and urbanism, has been awarded the prestigious Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture and sustainability.
2011 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist Sanergy is in the news again for their whole systems approach to solving the sanitation crisis in Kenya.