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Support the Martin Peña Relief Fund

After facing the devastation from the Fall, 2017 hurricanes, power loss, and destruction to homes for more than 26,000 residents of Caño Martín Peña, Puerto Rico, are in need of help.

Multimedia story of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Over 800,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar and are resettling in Bangladesh, creating the largest and most densely populated refugee camp in the world. Most of these refugees have fled since August creating unsafe living conditions.

World Bank Divests from Fossil Fuels

In a stunning declaration, The World Bank announced that it will respond to climate change by ending its financial support for all oil and gas extraction within two years. The Bank announced this bold step at the One Planet conference in Paris in mid-December 2017, which commemorated the two year anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Video from this Year's Challenge Ceremony

"If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do... HOW WOULD I BE? WHAT WOULD I DO?” -- Buckminster Fuller. Learn about the 10 winners of the Fuller Challenge over the past decade along with 2017’s finalists. See how their projects solve many problems and address many issues with a single intervention.

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Greg Watson’s Opening Remarks from The Fuller Challenge Symposium

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Has
Prepared Us For Humanity’s Greatest Challenge

By Greg Watson

Buckminster Fuller 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony
November 10-11, 2017
Brooklyn, New York

Reflections from Greg Watson on The Fuller Challenge Symposium

Against the backdrop of our nation, and indeed the world in disarray, the
Buckminster Fuller Challenge 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration was an oasis
of hope. Even after more than forty years of working and playing in the dynamic
space defined by design science, I wasn’t taking any of what was unfolding for

Reflections from Edie Farwell on The Fuller Challenge Symposium

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award ceremony was a much-needed immersion in good news stories. Project after project of what is, in fact, working well in worldwide efforts to create whole systems solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges. Panel after panel of talented, caring, truly good people designing and delivering sustainability solutions. What a treat.

Reflections from Allegra Fuller Snyder on The Fuller Challenge Symposium

I am taking the liberty of sharing something of the excitement that we, who were able to attend the extraordinary Fuller Challenge Award Symposium, experienced. This event took a very different perspective and tactic than any that previously had occurred in connection with the Challenge Awards.