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Fostering Climate Collaboration in Boulder, CO 2016

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Sep 24, 2015 11:00 EDT - Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST - Mar 2, 2016 05:00 EST
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Mar 2, 2016 05:00 EST - Mar 13, 2016 11:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Mar 13, 2016 11:00 EDT - Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT - Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
How can we build community engagement and connectivity around climate change?

Boulder is a community that houses, per capita, more tech and natural food start-ups, impact investors and entities working on behalf of our environment than anywhere in the world—boasting nearly 100 climate-oriented organizations and roughly 3,000 climate experts. Yet, with this bounty of committed community members, we lack awareness of one another, as well as cohesion and the ability to effectively align our collective agendas for greater impact. We’ve found that we are not alone; lack of collaboration is a struggle recognized in many communities, nationally and internationally and is often due to a shortage of resources—time and money—to collaborate.

This contest is seeking dynamic, self-renewing platforms that will build community engagement and help leverage and coordinate existing efforts in the community for a magnified impact. Note that we are not seeking outright climate change mitigation solutions—we have an abundance of those. Rather, our goal is to foster enhanced collaboration and greater understanding of community action partners—and identifying them is our first step. While this contest is soliciting ideas for Boulder, CO, we encourage proposals that can be adopted by communities worldwide.

4 Proposals
Mar 13, 2016
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Drastically Reduce GHGs w/ What We Eat while Creating Collaborative Space for Climate Institutions: Plant-Based Foods Produce Far Fewer GHGs
Mar 13, 2016
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We are creating a model for collaboration among community members to design and create food-producing green spaces in urban neighborhoods.
Jan 29, 2016
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Engaging low-income community leaders and CU students in energy and water conservation to cultivate sustainability.
Jan 28, 2016
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A free and easy-to-use local climate news and events plugin, designed for local orgs and news websites. Similar to embedding YouTube videos.