The Alt Nobel

I just got word that the The Right Livelihood Award Foundation will announce its 2011 Laureates on Sep 29. Have you heard of these “Alternative Nobel Prizes”?

I wasn’t familiar with the awards and so looked them up…

"Unlike the Nobel Prizes (for Physics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry, Literature, and Peace), the Right Livelihood Award has no categories. It recognises that, in striving to meet the human challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification. For example, people who start out with an environmental goal frequently find themselves drawn into issues of health, human rights and/or social justice. Their work becomes a holistic response to community needs, so that sectoral categories lose their meaning." 

I look forward to the announcement and to learning more about the nominees and awardees.