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Morton Bast

editorial coordinator, TED


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What's your million-dollar idea to change the world?

Every year, the TED Prize is given to one innovative thinker who has what it takes to make a difference -- by putting one million dollars into action in order to fulfill a world-changing vision.

Since nominations are open for the 2014 TED Prize, we wanted to put our heads together with you, the TED community, and brainstorm even further: How would you choose to make an impact with one million dollars? What would you like to see as next year's TED Prize wish to inspire the world?

This is a space for you to get your mental gears turning. If you would like to officially nominate a mentor, colleague, friend -- or even yourself -- head to www.tedprize.org by Sunday, June 16.


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  • May 28 2013: I would take the idea of "Earthships" or passive sustainable living and take it to the slums around the world. People are living in garbage, they just don't know how to live in garbage properly. Sustainability and recycling are really 1st world problems but if we effectively use 1st world ideas in the 3rd world and tremendous amount of good can be done. I would also use the communities to begin implementing the best TED ideas for how society and education can be done better.

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