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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

I cannot compete with the changemakers I interview, and those in YL programs. They share 400+ awards among them, including their societies’ and humanity’s finest.

I hope that you will decide to learn from them, support them and bring their example to the kids of today.


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 and honors of an unsustainable civilization that only yesterday emerged from monarchy, slavery, fascism, racism and superstition, that 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 – what do they even know of the natural laws of living on this planet? So, see I am not too impressed by awards and titles, and neither should you.

We need new quality levels. I terms of what “hero*ines” 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 society, and its guard dogs. As a consequence, innovation is seen late, and even 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

give you an idea of the level that someone operates at, the people s/he interacts with, the quality … and these awards 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 hero*ines from.

So, hats off to the good awards!

Everybody #BeMoreAwesome


If you think that what me and my friends are doing, why not nominate us next time you come an award that’s about doing good things for people and planet, education, youth, news media culture … ?

  • Your favorite Teen and Adult Hero*ines in our line-up
    If you don’t know all of them, feel free to inform me of an award, and I can recommend fitting teen and twen hero*ines
  • Eric
  • YOUTH-LEADER Magazine
  • Change Generation RISING action learning program for youth age 8-18, in cooperation with today’s Einsteins,  Gandhis and Gryffindores.