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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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Spotlight: 2011 team invites new members, refocuses proposal, takes home 2013 award

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Viv and Gerard were winners in the 2011 Climate CoLab contest.  When they received feedback to redesign their idea so it could be successfully implemented, they recruited more members to their team and developed, Cool Food – empowering climate friendly food choices on a daily basis, which won the Judges’ Choice Award in the Reducing Consumption […]

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Spotlight: Sunk Investment Map earns cred by being crowd-tested and expert-recommended

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Keith Brower Brown is the project lead for the proposal, Sunk Investment Map: Show the Personal Property Impacts of Climate Change, which won both the Judges’ and Popular Choice award for the Shifting Cultures for a Changing Climate contest.  We touched based with him to hear how he found the Climate CoLab and what his […]

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Spotlight: Mission 2030 founder nominated for "Amazing People Award" after winning Climate CoLab contest

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Renee Gratton of the Construction Resource Initiatives Council (based out of the Ottawa, Canada) has been working on the Mission 2030 intiative since 2007.  The industry’s interest in her project rose significantly after her proposal, Mission 2030 – Zero Construction Renovation Demolition Waste to Landfill by 2030 won in the Climate CoLab’s Waste Management contest.  Here’s […]

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Spotlight: Nicaraguan NGO's most ambitious project takes home the Judges' Choice Award

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Pia Jensen heard about the Climate CoLab through a friend on Twitter in the UK.  When she later partnered with Cecalli, a community-based organization in Nicaragua, to help them find funding for a reforestation project, she thought that their proposal would make a great entry for the Agriculture and Forestry contest.  Their proposal, Nicaragua: Carbon […]

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