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1 Week Left in Public Voting Period for Anticipating Climate Hazards Contest

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1 Week Remaining in Anticipating Climate Hazards Public Voting Period!   MIT’s Climate CoLab, in collaboration with UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R), ran an innovative contest which sought proposals that suggested new ways vulnerable communities can best prepare for climate-related hazards, and what tools could potentially be used to incentivize early action.   […]

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Seven new contests now open!

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Beginning today, seven new Climate CoLab contests are open and seeking proposals until September 10, 2017. Winners will be invited to MIT, join the Climate CoLab winners’ alumni, and be eligible for the $10,000 Grand Prize—to be selected from among winners across all seven contests. All award Winners and Finalists will receive wide recognition and platform visibility […]

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MIT Solve Initiative Announces New Sustainable Urban Communities Challenge

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MIT Solve initiative announces new Sustainable Urban Communities challenge This week, MIT’s Solve initiative announced a new sustainability challenge, presented in partnership with Climate CoLab. Cities face distinct challenges and pressures from growing urbanization: over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and this number is expected to increase over the coming years. Cities […]

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Climate CoLab Winners’ Spotlight: FlyCycle: An urban bike rack design

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The 2016 “Designing High Density Urban Bike Parking” contest winners Julia Hansen and Jeff Olinger of Cambridge, MA, are reinventing the way people store bikes in urban environments, with a bike rack design that strikes a balance between visual appeal, space conservation, and function. The concept has really taken off the ground since their participation […]

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Semi-Finalists Announced in Anticipating Climate Hazards Contest

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    We are excited to announce the Semi-Finalists in the MIT Climate CoLab and The UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative’s “Anticipating Climate Hazards” contest– an effort aimed at sourcing innovative ideas on early warning systems and actions for climate resilience. The UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) is a global, multi-stakeholder effort to accelerate […]

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Congratulations to our survey raffle winners!

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As part of our effort to improve Climate CoLab and better design online communities, in 2015 and 2016 we conducted surveys to understand our members’ demographics and how the Climate CoLab has affected their views on climate change. Survey participants were entered into a raffle for iPad minis, and we would like to announce the winners from both […]

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