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Government to subsidize painting of existing residential roofs to white and also provide a tax credit as a reward.


Guidance on collaborative pilot

This is a pilot test of a new, collaborative approach for getting work done in the Climate CoLab. It will run during March and April of 2012.

Just like in the 2011 activities, anyone can create a proposal. But there is also a community proposal, where members are encouraged to work together in a collaborative way. Any member can contribute to the community proposal as long as they are logged in.

The community proposal is like a wiki, so the history of edits is tracked, and you can revert to prior versions of the proposal if desired.

Please also use the Comments to express your opinion on whether or not you would like to see this collaborative approach used in the Climate CoLab in 2012.

Feel free to organize the proposal as you see fit. One thought—it's good to have a brief summary of the overall proposal at the top, as an aid to readers.

Also in winterless climates, paint or treat asphalt blacktop roads white with center black dividing lanes, and for winter climate roads with vertical black and white alternating stripes surface treatment.


Making all roofs white, the albedo effect, will reflect sun's heat back into space and reduce global warming.

Have govenment pay a aslphat or clay shingles a white paint treatment that extends a shingle's life, and provide a tax credit to rewards those who volunteer and cover work.



Category of the action


What actions do you propose?

Who will take these actions?

Where will these actions be taken?

What are other key benefits?

Albedo effect will reflect about 1000watts per square meter back to outer space. 

What are the proposal’s costs?

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