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Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate

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01/15/16 EST - 05/23/16 EDT
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05/23/16 EDT - 06/07/16 EDT
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06/07/16 EDT - 06/15/16 EDT
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06/16/16 EDT - 07/05/16 EDT
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07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
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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 Changeabohn and 2 others

5/23/16 team only
How transforming fear, anger, and confusion into compassion, clarity, and hope will inspire environmental action.

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

5/23/16 team only
A unified, national social media campaign tracking individual pledges to reduce emissions and providing personal and collective feedback.

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

5/23/16 team only
Design a Prototype “Climate Resilience Center” Which uses V.R. To Promote Multi-Stakeholder And Cross-Jurisdictional Climate Collaboration.

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

5/23/16 team only
“The fate of our planet will be determined in the next few decades, through our technological, lifestyle, and population choices” Bill McKibben, A Special Moment in History It’s so difficult to communicate climate change because climate change to us humans is so abstract and gradual and makes us tend to under think the threats of climate change. (1) Google Trends two years ago noted searches of the term climate change has been on a declined since 2004 with majority still so skeptical and even disavowed the science behind it. (2) What if Siri can bring that interest to climate change again? What if Siri can also convince non-believers and believers alike that simple changes in our personal lifestyle can all make the big difference in reducing our personal carbon footprint?

Green is the new Cooleopu

5/23/16 team only
This campaign aims at rebranding and promoting pro-environmental behavior such as recycling as fashionable, hip and trendy. In short: Cool.

CarbonToSoil reversing climate change by educating & connecting people & farmersCarbonToSoil

5/23/16 team only
CarbonToSoil is a non-profit organisation educating & creating awareness about reverse climate change, and connecting consumers and farmers

Empowering people to fight climate change by crowdfunding solar energy.RE-volv

5/23/16 team only
RE-volv empowers people to fight climate change by crowdfunding a revolving fund for solar installations for places they care about.

Making efforts visible and relevantImpact Profiles

5/23/16 team only
Compare your energy consumption against others!

Science Meets Art: Shaping Behavior through DesignMundo

5/23/16 team only
Promoting herd mentality in addressing environment-related issues through platforms that integrate design-led solutions and information.

Harnessing local currencies to encourage a greener lifestyle within communities.jpanther

5/23/16 team only
Community currency systems (Time Banks/LETS) can be harnessed to reward and encourage green behaviour among their members, and beyond.

Overcome the Inertia of DenialFight

5/23/16 team only
Join the FIGHT for survival. «First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one» -- Will McAvoy -- Say goodbye to Denial!

Want to get people involved? Go localetoilefilante and 1 other

5/23/16 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.

Climatecoin 2016Dennis Peterson

5/23/16 team only
To change attitudes, change incentives. Let's make a digital currency that awards new coins to people who voluntarily offset carbon.

District Zero Plan: Puzzle strategy, to generate low CO2 emission in MedellínLOW CARBON CITY

5/23/16 team only
A street of Medellíns is an environmentally friendly place. Solutions in C02 emission by renewable energy, mobility, waste and habitat.

Activating people through discovery, engagement & awarenessTerra Lab

5/23/16 team only
A platform that enables individuals to enjoy a pro-environmental lifestyle by providing useful information and corresponding actions

K.A.P approach for creating energy conservation awarenessTeam Mission Energy

5/23/16 team only
Energy conservation awareness using Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey in different categories of consumers: A Case Study

Surf for ClimateEcosurf

5/23/16 team only
Together we will learn what is the behavior change necessary in our daily actions to decrease the climate changes.

Human Evolution.tommybarlow

5/23/16 team only
POWERFUL GLOBAL SOLUTION - We have the technology, solid theory, & large body of studies demonstrating the veracity of this effect.

Watershed Moments/Healthy Oceans Maritime Festivals - Direct ActionWatershed Moments

5/23/16 team only
Watershed Moments, Healthy Oceans Maritime Festivals are fun, fund-raising events to preserve our watersheds and promote direct action.

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

5/23/16 team only
"Energy Partner"- A model for Energy conservation, Resource management, Public awareness though Educational institution and young students.

Communicating a systems view of climate changethealternative

5/23/16 team only
Climate change is a symptom of a larger malaise arising out of our existing worldview. The proposal focuses on alternative worldviews

Socialising a net zero emissions futureClimateWorks Aust

5/23/16 team only
The #ParisAgreement marks a new day on climate action. How do we best engage new audiences to work towards a net zero emissions future?

Prototyping low carbon lifestyles in a market economygeoffbeacon

5/23/16 anyone
Design settlements with internal financial mechanisms to create sustainable lifestyles. e.g. A high internal price on CO2 emissions.

Comedy4Climate Change - No Laughing Matter?Comedy4ClimateChange

5/23/16 team only
Comedy4ClimateChange - How do we create new narratives around solving climate change through humor and comedy?

The Great Transition Communication Blitz for March 2017andrewgaines

5/22/16 team only
Millions of us communicating through our networks to inspire passionate mainstream commitment to solving global warming.

Youth for Climate AgentYFCA

5/22/16 team only
Creating a platform which is drives by youth to engage people to be climate agents for doing climate actions.

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.

Instructive media via #tags, wikis and apps for allJago

5/21/16 team only
Wikis, #tags and apps used collaboratively become a means of dematerializing and enhancing knowledge conversion processes

Climate Chess 1.0 Isn’t Working – Let’s Move to 2.0!The Climatographers

5/20/16 team only
To win against climate change we need to up our Climate Chess game – a lot!

Delivering Actionable Climate Knowledge - Right Information, Right TimeThe Climatographers

5/20/16 team only
A low-carbon transition – how much faster if we had “actionable knowledge?”

Behavior Mod: Marine Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and ProfitsiWENN

5/20/16 team only
Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Aeroponics is heaven on Earthdarkpasteldiaries

5/20/16 team only
Aeroponics efficiently produces food, eliminating some of the worlds greatest disasters, pesticides and genetically modified foods.

Gov't mandated climate change & air pollution disclosure labels for gas pumpsrobshirkey

5/19/16 team only
A simple, low-cost way to communicate the hidden costs of fossil fuels to end users and drive change upstream. Watch the videos for more.

Tempest. The first multi-platform climate lifestyle brand.Ann Marie Gardner

5/19/16 team only
The first climate lifestyle brand and media platform that treats extreme weather events as a hotbed of opportunity and innovation.

Cinema for social changenaresh

5/19/16 team only
Climate change documentary changes people's behavior during film presentation.

Marine Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and ProfitsiWENN

5/18/16 team only
Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Barcode v/s Plastic Wasteclarasalina

5/18/16 team only
Governments should charge supermarkets all plastic they sell with the products, Public Administration would maintain the duty of control.

A Carbon Neutral Inivitive to Encourage Low-Carbon Operations and ProductsCCC

5/18/16 team only
CarbonNeutralCheckout™ is designed by CCC to motivate organizations to reduce the carbon footprint of the products and services they sell.

Going Greeen TV Showggkenya

5/17/16 team only
The first step towards mitigation of climate change effects is the awerenes of environimentally friendly sources of energy, renewable energy

Postive Gearing and Day one-Limiting UncertaintyFourth Quadrant

5/17/16 team only

Do It in the Dark: Save the Climate by Going to Bed Early and Having Sexperry

5/14/16 anyone
Going to bed early and having more sex can help address climate change by reducing electricity use, stress, and carbon footprint.

Learn the real global warming science basic. Educate self and others.OTEC is the solution

5/7/16 team only
The real scientific reasons to expect human caused global warming has been ignored. Energy balance for earth needs to be clarified.

Swami Vivekananda Fruit-Trees Expansion Mission for Rural Resiliencewaghhm

5/5/16 anyone
Collect fruit seeds with students help grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, with request to save seeds & use next year.

Using social media Facebook talking about climate changehira

5/2/16 team only
Facebook immediately raise public awareness worldwide to inform & motivate people to take action about climate change.

Urban Edible Streetdiyanamahmud

4/28/16 team only
Encourage the local urban neighbourhood to fight climate change through growing their own food

Climate Change Too Hot Not to Handlenaresh

4/28/16 team only
Using Television worldwide to inform & motivate people to take action about climate change.

Software for simulating human activity in buildings towns and weather.Activity simulation

4/25/16 anyone
Human activity simulation in buildings towns economy according the position of sun. A map of particular activity influencing weather forecat

Learn the real global warming science basic. Educate self and others.OTEC is the solution

4/25/16 team only
The real scientific reasons to expect human caused global warming has been ignored. Energy balance for earth needs to be clarified.

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

4/21/16 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.

evolutionR - Save Our Planet by going carbon neutralevolutionR

4/19/16 team only
The online platform to unite individuals and corporations in creating a carbon-neutral world.

Make Prices Reward "Green" ChoicesThe Geonomists

4/11/16 team only
Matriots, target the most sensitive body part—the wallet. Make prices tell the truth. Earth as object of speculation? Not with geonomics.

DearTomorrow, a promise to the future about climate

4/1/16 team only
A platform inspiring people to send messages about climate change to loved ones in the future to motivate action and cultural shift.

Sustainability2020 - GLOBAL - Home Energy Challenge & Online GREEN QUIZalexiaparks

3/31/16 team only
Ready. Set. GO! The race to a green future is ON! Sign up for the race here: Sustainability2020 GREEN QUIZ #ClimateSolutions @ClimateCoLab

Community-Specific Behavior Change Communicationafrica4green

3/19/16 team only
Design community-specific behavior change communication and cascade messages through schools, green clubs and women farmer groups.

Bottom-up approach to address climate change adaptationPachaVersidad

3/19/16 team only
Create an interactive platform, where similar climate change impacts and solutions can be shared and the world can raise a voice as one.

It is realIt is real

3/15/16 team only
People don't realize how real is climate change is and how it affects them and their loved ones and others around them. Lets educate them

Outreach through envirotainmentdewlaproductions

3/7/16 team only
I believe in the promise of a consciously evolving humanity. I also think there is a lot of power to be harnessed through entertainement.

Reverse the process of climate change.dipcy619

3/6/16 team only
afforestation of deserts.

Multi-discipline scientists, not just climatologists, need to spread the messagejesant100

2/29/16 team only
Multiple disciplines of the life sciences are being negatively affected by global warming. Our media messages need to reflect that.

Green Commerce: Long-Lasting Product Seal to Overcome Planned ObsolescenceGreenTeam

2/29/16 team only
Implement a quality seal for long-lasting products to give transparency and a competitive advantage over planned obsolescence products.

Climate CoLab game for kids!!FX-CC team

2/29/16 anyone
A game for cultivating sustanable climate actions by kids for kids!

Innovative approaches toward Climate information communicationdagim

2/29/16 team only
Climate information communication is crucial to understand climate as a major influence, to recognize risks and to take informed responses

Break climate conversation out of its shell!Jumpstart Talk

2/29/16 team only
Jumpstart talk of climate change in the media by prompting selected journalists to raise key questions.

Collective intelligence incentives to promote ecologically friendly actionsTBD

2/29/16 team only
Promote ecologically friendly behaviors like walking instead of using a car. Incentive based on gamification elements will be provided.

The Global 50/50 Lotteryrgschreib

2/29/16 team only
Create a global lottery to raise the funds needed to fight global warming.

Plan to make government services more effective and less costly in the UShybridman

2/29/16 team only

Political movement needed to get climate change legislationhybridman

2/29/16 team only

Climate change affects fashion changeBukatsudo-Fashion

2/29/16 team only
In order to broaden awareness about climate change, we show photos of fashion from 30 years ago, nowadays, and 30 years anticipation.

Spread of Eco-friendly Japanese RecipesJapanese recipe team

2/29/16 team only
Sharing Japanese recipes such as eco-friendly culture, wisdoms and manners with people of the world and generating their eco-action.

Climate ClubDennis Peterson

2/29/16 team only
Global price per ton, enforced by import duties on nonparticipants

How WATER VAPOR causes Climate ChangeStoney Meteorology

2/29/16 team only
Man as added WATER VAPOR to the air for years. It is a Green House gas. Million times more WATER VAPOR in air than CO2. What does it do?

Climate Forecasting TournamentGood Judgment

2/29/16 team only
Phil Tetlock's work suggests that forecasting tournaments may moderate polarizing policy debates by focusing on accountability.

Implementing a Global Action PlanMobilize Now

2/29/16 team only
Implement the 2015 award-winning Global Action Plan, “Make Climate a Top Priority for Action by Every Global Citizen and Organization.”

One Emission-free Day Per Week Can Make A Profound Impact On Climate Change.Green Sabbath Org

2/27/16 team only
Once A Week, Give Our Beautiful Planet A Day Of Rest. An Emission-free Day. A Green Sabbath Day.

Solar Poem Machinekayaerbil

2/26/16 team only
The Solar Poem Machine translates and delivers poems from communities around the world impacted by climate change into American art museums.

Burning Coal On Your Home Pagebrownoncarr

2/24/16 anyone
Using a simple message on your browser, you get a carbon footprint of your internet use. Old, slow climate change becomes urgent & tangible.

Collaborative Sharing And Buying For ClimateGreen-Diversity

2/22/16 team only ( DO NOT SUPPORT this OLD Post ON KICKSTARTER PLEASE!!!!!!)

NOVA series explaining climate changejonno

2/22/16 team only
You don't have to "believe in" climate change if you understand the simple physics behind it.

Ecofiction ChallengeWSF:WriFoSustFuture

2/22/16 team only
Write the world the way you want it, and read the visions of others. Story! a powerful route to change.