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Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 EST - May 23, 2016 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jun 7, 2016 EDT - Jun 15, 2016 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 EDT - Jul 31, 2016 EDT
Winners are awarded

Aug 1, 2016 EDT
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.


93  Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

How Siri can save the world! Or What if Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Now et al can save the planet!Dan Cruz and Michelle Cruz, husband and wife team are involved in HR training and anything about how humans learn and communicate.

“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? (What if aside from Siri, we can talk to Cortana, speak to Google Now and in a jiffy compute for us our individual carbon foot prints. Allowing us make clear and definite, yet simple actions or choices in our daily living.

Smart insight, smart savingIpsum Energy

Provide insight in consumption up to appliance level with Smart insight of Ipsum. Shift behavior through competition and cash prices. - Bringing transparent energy data to rental housing

If we want to reverse climate change, we have to reach people who don't think about it. Let's make climate-friendly housing decisions easy.

Corporate Social Responsibility Estimator (CSRE): CSR Tool for Alumni and OthersReshoring Initiative

Develop free online CSRE to include social responsibility in corp. sourcing/siting decisions to minimize manufacturings environmental impact

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

Once A Week, Give Our Beautiful Planet A Day Of Rest. An Emission-free Day. A Green Sabbath Day.

Combating climate change with participation of local people.Satyadeep Neupane

The idea is to combat climate change together with common people's participation in reducing GHGs level from the atmosphere.

School Cafeterias Harbor Opportunities for Food Waste AlleviationCore Shift

Through our efforts of regulating food waste in schools we can help overcome methane's impact on climate change!

Rural Implement community sensitization to protect forest & biodiversityADM nonprofit

Sensitize rural community to protect environment and fight against poverty

Zero Budget Save Electricity ProjectPraksh Sukdev Kolhe

To save electricity with the help of students, teachers and parents.

My Energy Xpert: a home and small business energy management solutionenergyX Solutions

My Energy Xpert is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.

Soil&Co reversing climate change by changing the way we grow, consume foodSoil&Co

Soil&Co empowers farmers and consumers to reverse climate change by providing access to more sustainable practices of farming and consuming

Green is the new CoolEric Opu

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

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

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

Compare your energy consumption against others!

Harnessing local currencies to encourage a greener lifestyle within communities.Julia Panther

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

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

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

A street of Medellíns is an environmentally friendly place. Solutions in C02 emission by renewable energy, mobility, waste and habitat.

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

Energy conservation awareness using Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey in different categories of consumers: A Case Study

Human Evolution.Tommy Barlow

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

Watershed Moments, Healthy Oceans Maritime Festivals are fun, fund-raising events to preserve our watersheds and promote direct action.

Socialising a net zero emissions futureClimateWorks Aust

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 economyGeoff Beacon

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

Comedy4ClimateChange - How do we create new narratives around solving climate change through humor and comedy?

The Great Transition Communication Blitz for March 2017Andrew Gaines

Millions of us communicating through our networks to inspire passionate mainstream commitment to solving global warming.

Youth for Climate AgentYFCA

Creating a platform which is drives by youth to engage people to be climate agents for doing climate actions.

Instructive media via #tags, wikis and apps for allJan Goossenaerts

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

To win against climate change we need to up our Climate Chess game – a lot!

Delivering Actionable Climate Knowledge - Right Information, Right TimeThe Climatographers

A low-carbon transition – how much faster if we had “actionable knowledge?”

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

Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Aeroponics is heaven on EarthAurora Nguyen

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 pumpsRob Shirkey

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

The first climate lifestyle brand and media platform that treats extreme weather events as a hotbed of opportunity and innovation.

Cinema for social changeNaresh Bhatt

Climate change documentary changes people's behavior during film presentation.

Marine Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and ProfitsiWENN

Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Marine Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and ProfitsiWENN

Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Barcode v/s Plastic WasteClara Salina

Governments should charge supermarkets all plastic they sell with the products, Public Administration would maintain the duty of control.

Barcode v/s Plastic WasteClara Salina

Governments should charge supermarkets all plastic they sell with the products, Public Administration would maintain the duty of control.

Going Greeen TV ShowRobert Nganga

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

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

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

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 ResilienceHemant Wagh

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 Pant

Facebook immediately raise public awareness worldwide to inform & motivate people to take action about climate change.

Urban Edible StreetSiti Nur Diyana Mahmud

Encourage the local urban neighbourhood to fight climate change through growing their own food

Climate Change Too Hot Not to HandleNaresh Bhatt

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

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

The real scientific reasons to expect human caused global warming has been ignored. Energy balance for earth needs to be clarified.

evolutionR - Save Our Planet by going carbon neutralevolutionR

The online platform to unite individuals and corporations in creating a carbon-neutral world.

Make Prices Reward "Green" ChoicesThe Geonomists

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

Community-Specific Behavior Change CommunicationMartin Kailie

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

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

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 envirotainmentRebecca Sansom

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.Diptanu Chaudhuri

afforestation of deserts.

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

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

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

A game for cultivating sustanable climate actions by kids for kids!

Innovative approaches toward Climate information communicationDagmawi Abegaz

Climate information communication is crucial to understand climate as a major influence, to recognize risks and to take informed responses

Collective intelligence incentives to promote ecologically friendly actionsTBD

Promote ecologically friendly behaviors like walking instead of using a car. Incentive based on gamification elements will be provided.

The Global 50/50 LotteryRobert Schreib

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 USRob Martin

Political movement needed to get climate change legislationRob Martin

Climate change affects fashion changeBukatsudo-Fashion

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

Sharing Japanese recipes such as eco-friendly culture, wisdoms and manners with people of the world and generating their eco-action.

Climate ClubDennis Peterson

Global price per ton, enforced by import duties on nonparticipants

How WATER VAPOR causes Climate ChangeStoney Meteorology

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

Phil Tetlock's work suggests that forecasting tournaments may moderate polarizing policy debates by focusing on accountability.

Implementing a Global Action PlanMobilize Now

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

Solar Poem MachineWilliam Erbil

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 PageJacob Brown

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 ( DO NOT SUPPORT this OLD Post ON KICKSTARTER PLEASE!!!!!!)

NOVA series explaining climate changeJohn O'renick

You don't have to "believe in" climate change if you understand the simple physics behind it.

Ecofiction ChallengeWSF:WriFoSustFuture

Write the world the way you want it, and read the visions of others. Story! a powerful route to change.