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Spotlight: Winner gives a voice to unheard communities

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Yanjun Cai “Climate issues are social and political. Without addressing the unjust dynamics, and without giving voice to the unheard, even the most advanced technology would not be a good solution.” As a student at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Yanjun Cai started a project she calls Visible Voice, which she had been cultivating as […]

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Calling all proposals!

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What actions should be taken to address climate change? After the 2012/2013 contests closed, many of you wrote to us saying you wanted to continue working on proposals you had submitted.  Now you can! Submit your proposal in the 2014 Workspace and share it with members across the globe. In this open forum, you can try […]

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Press Release: Contest Winners Confront Climate Challenge

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Contest Winners Confront Climate Challenge Finalists from throughout the world honored at MIT climate conference. Dr. Geoffrey Hay and the HEAT team from the University of Calgary. In seeking creative new ideas to address global climate change from the bottom-up, the MIT Climate CoLab announced today the grand prize and honorable mention winners of its […]

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MIT News: Confronting climate change from the bottom up

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Confronting climate change from the bottom up MIT Climate CoLab conference tackles climate change by harnessing the power of crowds. Vicki Ekstrom | MIT Energy Initiative November 14, 2013 As international climate negotiators meet this month for the 19th meeting of the UN Conference of Parties (COP19), there’s an increasing realization that top-down efforts to […]

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Spotlight: CoLab winner sees outpouring of international support

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Working on the ground in coastal communities throughout New England, Consensus Building Institute (CBI) and the MIT Science Impact Collaborative jointly developed their proposal, Building Consensus, Enabling Adaptation, which won the Judges’ and Popular Choice awards in the Enabling Adaptation contest.  Here’s their story:

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Spotlight: Winner puts sustainability commitment to practice through the Climate CoLab

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With a background in Computer Science, Ecological Economics and Transportation; and a home on a farm in one of the most ecologically-conscious places in the USA, Galen Wilkerson was surrounded by inspiration for his proposal, Smart Mobility for the 21st Century (awarded the Judges’ Choice winner in the Transportation Efficiency contest).  Here’s his story:

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