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Climate CoLab featured in MIT’s Climate Action Plan

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Today, MIT launched its Plan for Action on Climate Change — its vision for the role the Institute and its community can play in tackling climate change. As a part of this plan, MIT committed to “expand the capacity of MIT’s Climate CoLab … as a vital asset” of the institute, beginning with a new contest centered on the plan. […]

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Limited Progress Seen Even as More Nations Step Up on Climate

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Limited Progress Seen Even as More Nations Step Up on Climate By JUSTIN GILLIS and SOMINI SENGUPTA SEPT. 28, 2015 The pledges that countries are making to battle climate change would still allow the world to heat up by more than 6 degrees Fahrenheit, a new analysis shows, a level that scientists say is likely to produce catastrophes ranging from food […]

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2015 Conference: Confronting Climate Change at Every Level, On all Fronts

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Confronting Climate Change at Every Level, On all Fronts What could you personally do about climate change that you would be proud to tell your grandchildren? That was the question Thomas Malone, the director of the Center for Collective Intelligence at the MIT Sloan School of Management and principal investigator for the Climate CoLab project, […]

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Nike, City of Boulder and Others Run New Contests on the Climate CoLab

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Organizations work with the MIT-based center in innovative take on finding climate solutions. Today, Nike; the City of Boulder, Colorado; and the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts’s Kendall Square EcoDistrct opened up three new contests on the Climate CoLab’s open-innovation platform. The contests allow thousands of people around the world to contribute their own ideas – […]

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Grand Prize Winner 2015

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PRESS RELEASE MIT Uses the Power of Crowds to Confront Climate Change Winners from throughout the world honored at MIT climate change conference CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – An MIT initiative is using the global crowd to help solve climate change.  And with the United Nations’ climate agreement anticipated to fall short of the 2 degree Celsius […]

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Winner Spotlight: High School Senior Alex Krotz

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Alex Krotz, from San Diego, first learned about the Climate CoLab while on Facebook back in 2013. It was then that he decided he would start working on his proposal. He was chosen as a Finalist in the 2014 Industry contest, and was able to incorporate the judges’ feedback into his 2015 submission. His proposal, […]

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