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Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate 2016

7days until Voting Period ends
Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

01/15/16 EST - 05/23/16 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

05/23/16 EDT - 06/07/16 EDT
Proposal revisions
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06/07/16 EDT - 06/15/16 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

06/16/16 EDT - 07/05/16 EDT
Voting Period
CoLab judges select winners

07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
Completed
Winners present to potential implementers

08/01/16 EDT
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How can we mobilize individuals and society to shift behaviors in order to address climate change?

“Personal action is the first step to systemic change.” Simran Sethi

We want your ideas on how to transform the climate change movement from a story of stagnation to a story of concrete action.Climate change is happening. This is known. The problem is urgent, but for so many reasons- fearmongering, inertia, politics- society is not acting aggressively enough to address it. Information is important, but inspiration is paramount. The complexity and scale of the problem of climate change creates confusion, indecision, and inaction. To break the stalemate, we need to find new ways to provide accurate, engaging information that helps people make informed decisions around climate change in their everyday lives, organizations, and communities. To combat this global problem, this contest seeks ideas on how to empower people to take their first steps on a journey of committed, collective action.  How do we energize the public? How do we connect global climate change to what matters most to individuals? How do we connect with individual and community values to promote the adoptions of environmentally and economically sustainable behaviors? We are looking for proposals that are original, achievable and scalable— ideas that are sustainable over the long term, and can be replicated in communities around the world.

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Creating A New Culture Around Climate ChangeEtho

6/15/16 Team only
How transforming fear, anger, and confusion into compassion, clarity, and hope will inspire environmental action.

Break climate conversation out of its shell!Jumpstart Talk

6/15/16 Team only
Jumpstart talk of climate change in the media by injecting public voices asking climate related questions.

DearTomorrow, a promise to the future about climate changedeartomorrow.org

6/15/16 Team only
To shift behavior and broaden the climate culture, we invite people to send open letters about climate change to loved ones in the future.

Climatecoin 2016Dennis Peterson

6/14/16 Team only
To change attitudes, change incentives. Let's make a digital currency that awards new coins to people who voluntarily offset carbon.

Low Carbon City Initiative: From Citizens To the WorldLow Carbon City Team

6/14/16 Team only
A Citizen-led initiative for the collective construction of Low Carbon Cities

What is climate change and what do I have to do with it?ENGAJAMUNDO

6/14/16 Team only
We seek to empower young Brazilians by showing them that we are part of the solution to overcome current problems caused by climate change.