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Winner Spotlight: Climate Change is Elementary

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Dave Finnigan and his team gained recognition in the Youth Action on Climate Change contest with their entry, Climate Change is Elementary: Huge Green Fundraiser for Schools. As the Judge’s Choice Winner, the team presented their idea at the Crowds and Climate conference. The entry proposes a system where green industry vendors offer discounts to […]

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Webinar: City of Cambridge’s contest on the Urban Heat Island Effect

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Learn about the City of Cambridge’s contest on the Urban Heat Island Effect  Webinar:  Tuesday, Dec. 16, 11:00 AM Eastern Time (4:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time) The “urban heat island” effect is when an area within a city is significantly warmer than its surroundings. Exacerbated by climate change, this phenomenon can result in increased energy use (especially […]

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The Climate CoLab's new Project Manager

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Laur Fisher joined the Climate CoLab in 2012 as the project’s Community & Partnerships Manager.  The Climate CoLab team is excited to share that she has recently been appointed the role of Project Manager. Rob Laubacher, Associate Director at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, had been overseeing the Climate CoLab since the first contest in 2009 and […]

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Winner of Climate CoLab Social Network Prize Announced

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In an effort to attract the best ideas from around the globe for the 2014 contests, the Climate CoLab team encouraged its members to spread the word with the $2,000 Climate CoLab Social Network Prize. Inspired by the MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team, our researchers structured the prize with the hope that it would motivate members […]

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Congratulations to our survey raffle winners!

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As part of our effort to improve the Climate CoLab and better design online communities, earlier this year we conducted two surveys to understand our members’ demographics and how the Climate CoLab has affected their views on climate change. Survey participants were entered into a raffle for 3 iPad minis, and we would like to announce the winners from […]

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Winner Spotlight: Recycled Debris for Adaptation to Climate Change

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The 2014 Climate CoLab Judge’s Choice Winner title in the Waste Management contest went to REACC (Recycled Debris for Adaptation to Climate Change), a model developed by marine biologist and environmentalist Victor Blanco. The proposal provides a management plan to reduce and recycle debris from cement production, an activity with high greenhouse gas emissions. Victor and […]

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