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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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Climate CoLab Winners’ Spotlight of DearTomorrow: “Promises for the Future” on Climate

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  Winners of the 2016 Climate CoLab “Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate” contest, “DearTomorrow,” are using the latest insights from social science to build climate awareness. Founded by Jill Kubit of New York and Trisha Shrum of Colorado, DearTomorrow is combating a major hurdle in climate action–making the issue feel personal and directly relevant to […]

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Winners’ Spotlight: Winning 25°C team meets with Argentinian President

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Climate CoLab Winners, the IBTA Kiri Team, meet Argentine President & Minister of the Environment Two members of the ITBA Kiri Team, Marco Esposito & Lucia Osimani accept congratulations from Mr. Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina The “Kiri” team proved that an idea does not have to be overly complicated in order to have relevant potential for […]

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Introducing ClimateX: An open online experiment in climate action at MIT

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Developed in partnership with the MIT Office of Digital Learning, MIT Office of Communications, and MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, two MIT alums & Climate CoLab winners, Rajesh Kasturirangan and Dave Damm-Luhr, recently launched a new open online experiment aimed at turning climate knowledge to action called ClimateX. Based on their winning proposal in Climate CoLab’s MIT Alumni contest, the team […]

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Climate CoLab Members Featured As SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Finalists

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Two Climate CoLab teams were featured as Finalists in a 2016 Start-up Showcase at SXSW Eco in Austin, Texas this week: 1) A 2016 Waste Management Contest Judges’ Special Commendation for Novelty, Tycycler; and 2) A 2015 Buildings contest Judges’ and Popular Choice winner, Cornucopia Group, for their Hempcrete proposal. Tycycler, who’s team originates from […]

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