Last year, we featured Wild Gift -- an organization that supports people who inspire others to live in harmony with each other and with nature. And the application deadline for 2008 is coming up on April 1st! Each year, five lucky applicants are given the opportunity to realize their project ideas. The recipients of the Wild Gift get a package which includes leadership training, deep wilderness trekking, and cool cash to help turn their ideas into action.
The organization favors projects that will improve natural and social conditions in communities and serve as models that can be replicated – the Wild Gift is one that keeps on giving. Past recipients have launched a nature writing program in California, a solar power firm in India, and a consultancy that helps establish community farm operations in the USA.
Here's a photo of last year's winners on the trek in Idaho at the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness:
:: Wild Gift