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Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate 2016

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
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

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
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.


18 Proposals

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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.

Science Meets Art: Shaping Behavior through DesignMundo

6/15/16 Team only
Sparking action to address climate change through Persuasive Technology platforms that form a world of data art sustained by Herd Mentality.

No-Cost Carbon Neutrality: Insetting Mitigation Into Goods and Services GloballyCCC

6/15/16 Team only
Organizations sell carbon neutral products/services at no cost by integrating offsets into shelf prices. Purchase of goods funds mitigation.

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.

Visualizing Climate Change With Virtual Reality at Climate Resilience Centers.Team Climate-Smart

6/15/16 Team only
“Climate Adaptation & Resilience Centers” will make climate change REAL, PERSONAL, AND ACTIONABLE for all. ARCs will empower collaboration.

Activating people through discovery, engagement & awarenessImvelo

6/15/16 Team only
A platform that enables individuals to enjoy a pro-environmental lifestyle by providing useful information and corresponding actions

DearTomorrow, a promise to the future about climate

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.

Making educational institutes an institution for changing attitudes of people.Technoholix

6/15/16 Team only
"Energy Partner"- A model for Energy conservation, Resource management, Public awareness though Educational institution and young students.

Surf for ClimateEcosurf

6/15/16 Team only
Together we will learn what is the behavior change necessary in our daily actions to decrease the climate changes.

Want to get people involved? Go localetoilefilante and 1 other

6/15/16 Team only
We can tell people what's wrong on a global scale, but if we want them to act we need to go local.

What if Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Now et al can save the planet!danmic

6/15/16 Team only
What if Siri et al can tell us that simple changes in our personal lifestyle can make the big difference in reducing our carbon footprint?

The Pledge: A National Campaign for Individuals to Reduce US Emissions by 1%jbrew1017

6/15/16 Team only
A unified, national social media campaign tracking individual pledges to reduce emissions and providing personal and collective feedback.

Communicating a systems view of climate changethealternative and 1 other

6/15/16 Team only
Climate change is a symptom of a larger malaise arising out of our existing worldview. The proposal focuses on alternative worldviews

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.

Sustainability2020 - GLOBAL - Home Energy Challenge & Online GREEN QUIZalexiaparks

6/13/16 Team only
Ready. Set. GO! The race to a green future is ON! Sign up for the race here: Sustainability2020 GREEN QUIZ #ClimateSolutions @ClimateCoLab

Tupperware parties meets climate activism - no plastic!Climate for Change

5/22/16 Team only
Small gatherings in people's homes each of which generates more, allowing deep, transformational engagement at an exponential scale.