Can crowdsourcing save the planet?

Submitted by robertgnewell on 21 February 2013

Developed through MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, Climate CoLab is a project that aims to collect ideas from people across the planet for addressing the critical global issue of climate change.  Climate CoLab provides a forum for the public to submit and / or comment on innovative proposals for climate action.  The strongest proposals are selected as finalists, based on the proposed project's feasibility, novelty, impact on climate change and presentation, and the developers of these proposals will then have the opportunity to refine their proposals before the final judging stage.  Both the Climate CoLab community (i.e., public members) and a judges' panel vote on the finalist proposals, and those with the highest votes will receive People's Choice Awards and / or Judge's Choice Awards, respectively.  Contest winners will be invited to present their proposals in-person or virtually at a meeting at MIT, and, in some contests, winners will also be invited to meetings, in where their ideas are discussed with potential implementers, including policymakers, business executives and investors, officials at non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and citizen groups.

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