Because the deadline for entering Climate CoLab 2012-2013 contests was Sat. June 15, 2013, the Referral program is now closed.
But you can still help develop solutions to climate change!
The Climate CoLab is a site where people from all over the world can work together to develop proposals on what should be done about climate change. Read more about the CoLab.
Become a Member (it’s free) and you can Comment on and Support a proposal in one of our 18 different contests on topics from Waste Management to Scaling renewables in emerging economies to Urban Adaptation: Climate Resilient Cities.
The creators of the winning proposals will be invited to present their ideas before investors and business, industry, and government leaders at the Crowds & Climate conference at MIT this fall, and the creators of the top-ranked proposal will also share a Grand Prize of $10,000!
We provided those who entered their email address a unique link to share with friends and colleagues through Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail. If one of your friends (or a friend of a friend of a friend, etc) wins the $10,000 Grand Prize, they'll win a share of the $2,000 referral prize! See how it worked
Here is the Consent Form that all participants had to complete.
This referral prize was inspired by the MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team and was proudly powered by ImpacTree, where donating to causes is social too!
It might play out like this: Alice enters her e-mail address below and we give her a unique invite link like http://climatecolab.impactree.org/1. Alice then e-mails her link to Bob, who also enters his e-mail address below so that we can give him a unique invite link like http://climatecolab.impactree.org/2, which he then posts to Facebook. Bob’s friend Carol sees the link, signs up to get her unique link, http://climatecolab.impactree.org/3, which she then posts to Twitter. Carol’s follower Dave then sees the link, signs up for the CoLab and creates (or helps to create) the best-ranked proposal, winning him the Grand Prize of $10,000. Once that happens we send Carol $1,000 for inviting Dave, Bob gets $500 for inviting Carol, and Alice gets $250 for inviting Bob.
We are asking you to participate in a research study conducted by Thomas Malone from the Center for Collective Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). The purpose of the study is to better understand how community referrals work in online social networks. We are also interested in analyzing the impact of community referrals in relation to subsequent activity on the Climate CoLab site, and more generally how to design and grow online communities. You should read the information below before deciding whether or not to participate in this study.
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