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Announcing the Climate CoLab Social Network Prize!


Spread the word about the Climate CoLab &

win a share of a $2000 Social Network Prize!

The Climate CoLab is giving away up to $2000 to people who help spread the word about the contests, and refer the Grand Prize Winner (to be announced later this fall). Inspired by the MIT Red Balloon Challenge, the Social Network Prize motivates members to spread the word about the Climate CoLab, not only to friends who might have ideas themselves, but also to friends who might know others with great ideas, too.

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up on the Social Network Prize page with your email address and get your unique link.
  • Share the link with your networks over Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, newsletters, email or other social feeds (sample text and posts below).
  • Watch your message grow in reach!

* If one of your friends you referred (or even a friend of a friend of a friend) with your unique link wins the MIT Climate CoLab’s Grand Prize this fall, then you’ll win a share of the $2,000 Social Network Prize!

Want to learn about a prior year’s winner and how they did it?

Learn more about Shane Easter and how he won the Social Network Prize!


Climate CoLab Social Media Feeds:

Follow and tag us on Twitter @ClimateCoLab
Like and share posts on Facebook
Join our group and share content on LinkedIn
Post on


Sample social media posts:

Sample Facebook posts:

  • Join a growing community of people passionate about finding solutions to climate change at the Climate CoLab! Thousands of people from around the world have come together on MIT’s Climate CoLab to submit, comment, and share solutions to climate change.  Contests are open on energy, buildings, adaptation, transportation and more, with new contests on clean cookstoves, low-carbon aviation, and implementing MIT’s Action Plan on Climate.  Win cash prizes and a chance to present at MIT! Find out more at
  • Want to help jumpstart innovative climate solutions?  MIT’s Climate CoLab wants your ideas on how to tackle climate change! Winners will be invited to present @MIT and can win a cash prize! Contests are now open and seeking proposals on the Climate CoLab! Winners will be invited to MIT to present their proposal, be eligible to win a $10,000 Grand Prize, and be invited to join the Climate CoLab Winner’s Program. Find out more at
  • Or share the CoLab’s posts with your networks!

Sample tweets:

  • #MIT @ClimateCoLab seeking your ideas on how to address climate change. Submit until May 23!

  • .@ClimateCoLab has many open contests, seeking proposals for how to tackle climate change. Lots of cash prizes! Chance to present @MIT!

  • Help advance innovative #climatechange solutions at #MIT’s @ClimateCoLab! Chance to win cash prizes and present @MIT.  #ClimateCoLab

  • Get involved with crowdsourcing solutions to #climatechange @ClimateCoLab! #ClimateCoLab

  • Or retweet the @ClimateCoLab’s tweets

Sample text description for LinkedIn, newsletters, blogs, or email

The Climate CoLab: Your ideas can help combat climate change, and you might win $10,000!

In the Climate CoLab, you can work with people from all over the world to develop high impact ideas for what we can do about climate change and submit your idea to one of over a dozen contests on topics like transportation, shifting behavior for a changing climate, and many others. If you submit one of the winning ideas, you’ll be invited to present at MIT, join the Climate CoLab Winner’s Program, and eligible to win the $10,000 Grand Prize.

Even if you don’t have new ideas yourself, you can help improve other people’s ideas and support the ones you find most promising. And that’s not all: If you refer one of your friends or colleagues to the contest via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail, and one of them (or a friend of a friend… or friend of a friend of a friend, etc.) wins the Grand Prize, you’ll receive a share of the $2,000 Social Network Prize!

Questions or Comments about the Social Network Prize?

Contact Erik Duhame, PhD Candidate at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence at eduhame[at]