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Winner Spotlight: Climate Change is Elementary

December 21, 2014
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Dave Finnigan and his team gained recognition in the Youth Action on Climate Change contest with their entry, Climate Change is Elementary: Huge Green Fundraiser for Schools . As the Judge’s Choice Winner , the team presented their idea at the Crowds and Climate conference . The entry proposes a system where green industry vendors offer discounts to parents and rebates to PTAs...
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Webinar: City of Cambridge's contest on the Urban Heat Island Effect

December 9, 2014
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Learn about the City of Cambridge's contest on the Urban Heat Island Effect  Webinar:  Tuesday, Dec. 16, 11:00 AM Eastern Time (4:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time) The “urban heat island” effect is when an area within a city is significantly warmer than its surroundings. Exacerbated by climate change, this phenomenon can result in increased energy use (especially for...
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The Climate CoLab's new Project Manager

December 9, 2014
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Laur Fisher joined the Climate CoLab in 2012 as the project's Community & Partnerships Manager.  The Climate CoLab team is excited to share that she has recently been appointed the role of Project Manager. Rob Laubacher, Associate Director at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, had been overseeing the Climate CoLab since the first contest in 2009 and will...
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Winner of Climate CoLab Social Network Prize Announced

December 5, 2014
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In an effort to attract the best ideas from around the globe for the 2014 contests, the Climate CoLab team encouraged its members to spread the word with the $2,000 Climate CoLab Social Network Prize .  Inspired by the MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team , our researchers structured the prize with the hope that it would motivate members to spread the word not only to friends who...
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