A reusable certificate of excellence is a transferable token of recognition that anyone can give, and anyone can receive, as an award doing something excellent. In theory, a collection of these certificates might behave in a manner similar to paper currency, except that self-interest would be supplanted by interest in the common good. The project’s efforts so far have focused on developing durable, wallet sized certificates, and on developing a website where each certificate can commented on as it moves from person to person. Some initial successes of this project are reported at http://wanderingawards.org.
A short promotional video can be found here.
Further development might involve distributing certificates that reward specific types of excellence, such as charitable giving, educational achievement, and participation in health and wellness activities. Anyone who would like to utilize such a system is welcome to do so, and is invited to contact the author for support materials and resources.
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