Images and Voices of Hope IVOH Award 2012, an honor shared with the founders of Kosmos Journal, Frontline, the Director of TED

Ashoka’s re:imagine learning Challenge : Pacemaker Status for CG RISING, sponsored by the LEGO Foundation

UNITED NATIONS Online Volunteering Award for YOUTH-LEADER Teams India (2010) and Youth Rising for Peace (2012)

Official Project of the UNITED NATIONS Decade of Education for Sustainable Development DESD 2005-2014 (UNESCO), recognized with 4 x upgraded status throughout the decade, as one of only 3 projects

Official Project of the UNITED NATIONS Decade of Biodiversity 2011-2020

Baltic Challenge, Finalist

The European Council’s Education Aware Award, Finalist

Member of UNESCO Germany’s National Round Table for the Implementation of the UNITED NATIONS Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-14; sparked that youth leadership became one of three 2012 UNESCO DESD priorities


If titles and awards helped us save people and planet, we would be living in Paradise already! Oh, all those splendid biographies! All those clever people, honors and benchmarks of an unsustainable civilization that only yesterday emerged from monarchy, slavery, fascism, racism and superstition, and only begins to re-learn empathy, sensuality, leading a happy life, loving companions and children, even feeding themselves without getting sick … are u kidding? And then – the natural laws of living on this planet. So, I am not too impressed by awards and titles, and neither should you.

We need new quality levels. I terms of what “heroInes” today help us 7 billion helpless citizens find ace quality guidance for making instant mega positive changes to our communities, I have defined such a benchmark for the selection of YL HeroInes in CG RISING.

It matters who actually issues awards. How can non-awesome, non-hero people even tell? They’re always distracted by numbers and popularity in an unsustainable socety, and its guard dogs. And so, innovation is seen late, and the finest awards are revoked a few years later, when finely crafted PR masks fall, and laureates true, impure spirit shows. That doesn’t live up to the quality we need!

That’s why I invite you to look at what I do, its quality, what people say about it, and who my friends are. Make up your mind.

However, some awards do indicate the level of environments that someone knows, the quality, and they serve as a SEAL OF TRUST, especially when you know how to read between the lines. Some of these are the awards listed above. There’s a few more that I source my heroInes from.

So, hats off to the good awards!

Everybody #BeMoreAwesome