Project 10 to the 100th

“New studies are reinforcing the simple wisdom that beyond a certain very basic level of material wealth, the only thing that increases individual happiness over time is helping other people.”

Project 10100

Project 10100 is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. Google asks that if you have an idea that you believe would help somebody, to submit it to them. They are committing $10 million to fund up to five of the final ideas.

To submit your idea, complete this form and upload your 30 second video using YouTube or Google Video.

You can submit as many entries as you want.

Ideas must be submitted by individuals, not organizations.

Submit your idea focused on one of the following 8 categories (Pay attention to #8):

1. Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?

2. Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?

3. Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?

4. Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?

5. Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?

6. Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?

7. Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?

8. Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don’t fit into any category at all.

On January 27, 2009, the public (THAT’S YOU) will select twenty semi-finalists from 100 of the project submissions. An advisory board will then choose up to five final ideas for funding and implementation.

What will the Advisory Board look for in your idea?

Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
Longevity: How long will the idea’s impact last?

What will your idea be? How can you use this with your students to make the connection between their lives and their community, their country, or even the planet?

There’s about 20 days left. Click here to read more about Project 10 to the 100th.

9 thoughts on “Project 10 to the 100th

  1. I have submitted an entry – would be interested in what others think of my ideas?

    Click the lnk in my name and please comment here about what you think in reply.

  2. @KD Mains – Best of luck with your application!
    @ Pali Madra – I’m looking forward to seeing what the public gets to put their 2 cents in on.

    …can’t wait!

  3. Fred Christie says:

    I came across this blog post about Google’s “Project 10 to the 100th” while looking around on the Internet for what is being said about this project, and I just want to say a simple thank you for writing about this project in your blog, particularly as it relates to stimulating the student in this endeavor and fostering ideas that enhance our global connections.

    For you to write about a project like this already says something about what you want out of life – i.e. (as Google puts it) something “beyond a certain very basic level of material wealth, the only thing that increases individual happiness over time – helping other people.”

    I wish you all the best with your ideas for this great project, and just want to say that I’m very happy to be a part of this common effort of searching for ways to help other people with you, and with all the people participating in this project around the world (I’m a part of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute, who are also participating in this project:

  4. Hi Fred,
    Thanks for your kind words. I took a look at some of the suggestions your readers left and WOW – What great ideas. I hope Google takes some of them and puts them to good use!


  5. Babu Rao Basala,Guntur says:

    Excellent Idea to kick the ball rolling, since humans on this planet accustomed to see their surroundings in colored glass, ignoring the quantum of harm & destruction, being caused to both life & nature on this earth. In my view, here is a chance to rightly assess the merits of this wanton human growth & take remedial measures. Yes, here is an opportunity to show right direction to the vast human race, to protect itself from imminent catastrophe. Now, at least a section of human race starts seriously thinking of ways to save this planet. All the best to all the participants.

  6. @ LIsa

    Thanks Lisa – It is not less than a week away from finding out who submitted the top 100 idas that go up for the public vote. So saying anyone who wants to get their idea considered needs to get their skates on and get the idea submitted.

    Lisa are you submitting any ideas by any chance?

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