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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, […]

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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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Press Release: Grand Prize Winner Announced 2016

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PRESS RELEASE MIT Project Awards Innovative Climate Proposals, Presents $10,000 Prize Climate CoLab uses a crowd-based approach to surface high potential proposals CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This week MIT’s Climate CoLab honored 27 climate change projects at its conference on the MIT campus. The winners presented business models, social enterprises, public engagement campaigns, digital tools, and other […]

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2016 Climate CoLab Winners Announced!

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  In February 2016, the Climate CoLab opened over a dozen contests on key challenges in addressing climate change. Nearly 500 proposals were submitted to the platform, and evaluated by expert Judges, who then selected 136 Semi-Finalists. Authors had a chance to revise their proposals with the Judges’ feedback before entering a second round of evaluation, where 60 proposals were selected as […]

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