WASHINGTON and WATERBURY, Vt.--(Revelation to Actionsm Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change.sm competition. Three overall competition winners and seven state winners – from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont – were chosen among hundreds of creative ideas for strengthening and engaging communities across the Northeastern U.S.)--Green Mountain Coffee® and Ashoka’s Changemakers have announced the winners of their
“The range of pragmatic and innovative ideas we learned about through the Revelation to Action competition will hopefully serve as a catalyst for other communities to consider and adapt to their local circumstances.”
The Revelation to Action winners were announced at a Celebration Event held yesterday at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston. Each winner was awarded $5,000 and will be featured on www.Changemakers.com/Revelation as one of the best ideas for mobilizing citizens to build a better community.
The three overall competition winners are as follows:
The seven state winners are as follows:
A panel of five distinguished judges from the Northeastern business and academic community narrowed the diverse pool of applicants to 15 finalists based on the innovation, social impact and sustainability of each entry. The Changemakers online community then voted for the best entries, and the three finalists with the most votes were selected as overall competition winners. Green Mountain Coffee selected seven additional state winners – one from each of the participating states. For complete rules and regulations of this competition, visit www.Changemakers.com/Revelation and click on "Eligibility, Criteria and Prizes."
“We believe a simple idea can transform your street, your neighborhood, and your community,” said Michael Dupee, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., who also served as a competition judge. “The range of pragmatic and innovative ideas we learned about through the Revelation to Action competition will hopefully serve as a catalyst for other communities to consider and adapt to their local circumstances.”
"The solutions submitted to this competition are powerful initiatives for grassroots change, whether they address homelessness in Vermont, prisoner reform in Massachusetts, or better parenting programs for fathers in urban New York,” said Diana Wells, Ashoka’s president. "The Changemakers community is sharing practical solutions that inspire people to pitch in to build on the strengths of their communities.”
Click here to view a video of all the finalists in the Revelation to
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Mountain Coffee launched Revelation
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to Action thought leader interviews with Charles Best, founder of
DonorsChoose.org, and Bradford Smith, president of the Foundation Center:
Charles Best: http://www.youtube.com/changemakersvideo#p/u/9/5q93uZJ3Mlk
Bradford Smith: http://www.youtube.com/changemakersvideo#p/u/14/gIdHb7babac
About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)
As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman’s Own® Organics coffee, Tully’s Coffee®, Timothy’s World Coffee®, and Diedrich Coffee®. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters and brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Timothy’s, and Diedrich. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com for more information.
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About Ashoka’s Changemakers
Ashoka’s Changemakers is a community of action that connects social entrepreneurs around the globe to share ideas, inspire and mentor each other. Through its online collaborative competitions and open-source process, Changemakers.com is one of the world’s most robust spaces for launching, discussing, and funding ideas to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. Changemakers builds on Ashoka’s three decade history and belief that we all have the ability to be a Changemaker. www.Changemakers.com