Are winning awards a blessing or a missed opportunity – what could a fit for purpose award system look like?

I am forever grateful to the people who raised awareness of the work our organisation Action4Agriculture (formerly Picture You in Agriculture) is doing.

I am grateful for the people who nominated me for awards.

I am grateful I was awarded agriculture’s most prestigious accolade.

I will be very blunt it’s what the award giver does when some-one wins the award that tells you whether the award was about them or the greater good.

My experience is too few people/organisations who lift people up and give them a platform for their cause have thought about what their role is in the “collaborating and co-design” process for the “greater good” looks like

We cant do it alone and we cant do it in silos. Organisations who genuinely care about the greater good embrace their award winners and say how can we collaborate and co-design a better world together

As one of those award winners I am finding award giving organisations who genuinely walk their talk short on the ground.

We can create a better world for everyone or we can better our world.

That’s our choice.

The last twenty years has taught me there are so many people doing extraordinary things that could be brought together to multiply their impact.

What has your experience being ?

What could a fit for purpose award system look like?

The text below is from a recent newsletter identifying the the top climate non profits. Is the fact there are so many non profits in this space part of the problem.?

Have we lost the capacity to connect, collaborate and co-design?

Are humans the problem?

There are SO many important causes to support (e.g. human rights, human health, ending poverty, ending wars, education, racial/social/economic justice, ending world hunger, animal welfare, and many more). They’re all 100% worth supporting.

But we are at risk of losing all of the gains we’ve made over the decades in these areas if we don’t address the overarching planetary emergency.

Because the planetary emergency is not only undermining all of these issues simultaneously – it’s threatening to take out the very building blocks of our society and economy.

Society relies on a healthy, stable biosphere for food, water, clean air, shelter, livelihoods, and much more…and our biosphere – this place we call home – is under attack.

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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