Marine Conservationist Organization, Blue Ventures, Wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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By Steve Delahoyde Comment

Spring has come and gone and now that summer is here, we’ve long moved past the annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge shortlist and are ready to crown a winner. The prize, which hands out “a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems,” has this year been awarded to Blue Ventures, “a conservation organization that simultaneously protects marine environments while improving the standard of living in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities.” We’d try to explain exactly what it is that Blue Ventures does, which involves things like designing and implementing plans for a Marine Protected Area in the Indian Ocean, which has benefited more than 10,000 people in traditional fishing villages, but it’s probably best if we let the video they submitted for the Challenge do the talking: