21 Oct 2008
The 2008 Schumacher Award
I was deeply honoured last week to be the recipient of the 2008 Schumacher Award. It is, as much as anything, a huge recognition of the amazing work you are all doing across the world trying out this simple set of principles and tools. When it was presented at the Schumacher Lectures in Bristol, I dedicated it to everyone active in Transition, without whom it would all just be a collection of ideas. So although this beautiful wooden award will reside at Transition Towers (and no, it’s not like the FA Cup as some have asked, I don’t have to give it back next year) it partly belongs to all of you, so well done. At least they spelt my name right, unlike the Independent’s Top 100 Environmentalists, where I was very flattered to come 77th, but they spelt my name wrong (Hoskins indeed….!). It is great to see this work starting to appear on peoples’ radars.