Many of you will remember that I put a short film together for UniquEco Designs when I returned from Africa. I'm very happy to report that they are one of twelve finalists in the World Challenge 08!!
World Challenge 08 is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level. The winner will receive a grant of $20,000 to put back into their project/business, and two runners up will each receive $10,000. Your vote for UniquEco Designs can help give them the resources they need to open up new markets for their products.
When you sign in to vote you are asked why you picked this particular project. My answer: "I met Julie Church when I was traveling in Kenya and made a short film about her business. I was (and continue to be) impressed by the way this work cleans the environment, provides a sustainable income for the workers AND celebrates art as a medium for conservation. The people at UniquEco are doing great work and I'd love for them to get the support they need to do more."
The polls are open now and you can vote up through November 21st (midnight GMT).
It takes nothing but a moment of your time. I love giving away other people's money for a good cause, don't you?