Do you have a great idea, invention or innovation that can help to solve the climate crisis?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has opened submissions for the the 2014 Climate CoLab contests. Fashioned after a “wiki” social community platform, the CoLab crowd-sources innovative ideas in multiple categories through annual competitions. As of last year, the community had grown to more than 10,000 members. The more than 400 proposals received in 2013 in 18 categories netted 28 winners from the U.S., India, China, South Africa, Nicaragua, Australia and Mexico.
The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change.”
The 2014 contest categories include Energy Supply, Buildings, Agriculture & Forestry, Consumption of Products & Services, Transportation, Industry, Waste Management and Public Attitudes & Behaviors. Upon submission, each proposal is evaluated by CoLab experts and judges. Members can vote for their favorite innovations. In November, finalists are announced and winners will have an opportunity to present their ideas at at the Crowds & Climate Conference at MIT.
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