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Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate 2016

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Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
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How can we mobilize individuals and society to shift behaviors in order to address climate change?

“Personal action is the first step to systemic change.” Simran Sethi

We want your ideas on how to transform the climate change movement from a story of stagnation to a story of concrete action.Climate change is happening. This is known. The problem is urgent, but for so many reasons- fearmongering, inertia, politics- society is not acting aggressively enough to address it. Information is important, but inspiration is paramount. The complexity and scale of the problem of climate change creates confusion, indecision, and inaction. To break the stalemate, we need to find new ways to provide accurate, engaging information that helps people make informed decisions around climate change in their everyday lives, organizations, and communities. To combat this global problem, this contest seeks ideas on how to empower people to take their first steps on a journey of committed, collective action.  How do we energize the public? How do we connect global climate change to what matters most to individuals? How do we connect with individual and community values to promote the adoptions of environmentally and economically sustainable behaviors? We are looking for proposals that are original, achievable and scalable— ideas that are sustainable over the long term, and can be replicated in communities around the world.

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92 Proposals
May 22, 2016
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Creating a platform which is drives by youth to engage people to be climate agents for doing climate actions.
Feb 22, 2016
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Write the world the way you want it, and read the visions of others. Story! a powerful route to change.
Feb 26, 2016
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The Solar Poem Machine translates and delivers poems from communities around the world impacted by climate change into American art museums.
May 23, 2016
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Watershed Moments, Healthy Oceans Maritime Festivals are fun, fund-raising events to preserve our watersheds and promote direct action.
May 23, 2016
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POWERFUL GLOBAL SOLUTION - We have the technology, solid theory, & large body of studies demonstrating the veracity of this effect.
Jun 16, 2017
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Apr 11, 2016
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Matriots, target the most sensitive body part—the wallet. Make prices tell the truth. Earth as object of speculation? Not with geonomics.
May 20, 2016
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A low-carbon transition – how much faster if we had “actionable knowledge?”
May 20, 2016
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To win against climate change we need to up our Climate Chess game – a lot!
May 23, 2016
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Energy conservation awareness using Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey in different categories of consumers: A Case Study
Feb 29, 2016
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Promote ecologically friendly behaviors like walking instead of using a car. Incentive based on gamification elements will be provided.
Jun 15, 2016
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Climate change is a symptom of a larger malaise arising out of our existing worldview. The proposal focuses on alternative worldview
May 26, 2016
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Through our efforts of regulating food waste in schools we can help overcome methane's impact on climate change!
Feb 29, 2016
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Man as added WATER VAPOR to the air for years. It is a Green House gas. Million times more WATER VAPOR in air than CO2. What does it do?
May 24, 2016
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Soil&Co empowers farmers and consumers to reverse climate change by providing access to more sustainable practices of farming and consuming
Jun 15, 2016
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Apr 28, 2016
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Encourage the local urban neighbourhood to fight climate change through growing their own food
Jun 7, 2016
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Once A Week, Give Our Beautiful Planet A Day Of Rest. A Green Sabbath Day.
May 27, 2016
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The idea is to combat climate change together with common people's participation in reducing GHGs level from the atmosphere.
Feb 29, 2016
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Create a global lottery to raise the funds needed to fight global warming.
May 17, 2016
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The first step towards mitigation of climate change effects is the awerenes of environimentally friendly sources of energy, renewable energy
May 19, 2016
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A simple, low-cost way to communicate the hidden costs of fossil fuels to end users and drive change upstream. Watch the videos for more.
Feb 29, 2016
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May 25, 2016
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Mar 7, 2016
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I believe in the promise of a consciously evolving humanity. I also think there is a lot of power to be harnessed through entertainement.
May 23, 2016
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RE-volv empowers people to fight climate change by crowdfunding a revolving fund for solar installations for places they care about.
May 25, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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May 14, 2016
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Going to bed early and having more sex can help address climate change by reducing electricity use, stress, and carbon footprint.
Jun 15, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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Mar 19, 2016
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Create an interactive platform, where similar climate change impacts and solutions can be shared and the world can raise a voice as one.
Apr 25, 2016
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The real scientific reasons to expect human caused global warming has been ignored. Energy balance for earth needs to be clarified.
May 7, 2016
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The real scientific reasons to expect human caused global warming has been ignored. Energy balance for earth needs to be clarified.
Jun 15, 2016
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We can tell people what's wrong on a global scale, but if we want them to act we need to go local.
Apr 28, 2016
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Using Television worldwide to inform & motivate people to take action about climate change.
May 19, 2016
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Climate change documentary changes people's behavior during film presentation.
Feb 29, 2016
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Implement the 2015 award-winning Global Action Plan, “Make Climate a Top Priority for Action by Every Global Citizen and Organization.”
Jun 14, 2016
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If we want to reverse climate change, we have to reach people who don't think about it. Let's make climate-friendly housing decisions easy.
Mar 19, 2016
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Design community-specific behavior change communication and cascade messages through schools, green clubs and women farmer groups.
Jun 14, 2016
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A Citizen-led initiative for the collective construction of Low Carbon Cities
May 23, 2016
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A street of Medellíns is an environmentally friendly place. Solutions in C02 emission by renewable energy, mobility, waste and habitat.
May 23, 2016
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Community currency systems (Time Banks/LETS) can be harnessed to reward and encourage green behaviour among their members, and beyond.
Feb 29, 2016
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Multiple disciplines of the life sciences are being negatively affected by global warming. Our media messages need to reflect that.
Feb 22, 2016
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You don't have to "believe in" climate change if you understand the simple physics behind it.
Jun 15, 2016
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Feb 29, 2016
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Sharing Japanese recipes such as eco-friendly culture, wisdoms and manners with people of the world and generating their eco-action.
May 21, 2016
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Wikis, #tags and apps used collaboratively become a means of dematerializing and enhancing knowledge conversion processes
Feb 24, 2016
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Using a simple message on your browser, you get a carbon footprint of your internet use. Old, slow climate change becomes urgent & tangible.
Jun 15, 2016
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A unified, national social media campaign tracking individual pledges to reduce emissions and provide personal and collective feedback.
May 18, 2016
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Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal
May 18, 2016
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Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal
May 20, 2016
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Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal
Mar 15, 2016
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People don't realize how real is climate change is and how it affects them and their loved ones and others around them. Lets educate them
May 23, 2016
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Compare your energy consumption against others!
May 2, 2016
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Facebook immediately raise public awareness worldwide to inform & motivate people to take action about climate change.
May 5, 2016
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Collect fruit seeds with students help grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, with request to save seeds & use next year.
Jun 14, 2016
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Free online CSRE to include social responsibility in corporate sourcing/siting decisions to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact
Feb 29, 2016
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Implement a quality seal for long-lasting products to give transparency and a competitive advantage over planned obsolescence products.
Feb 22, 2016
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/green-diversity/2007971155?token=5a8d6506 ( DO NOT SUPPORT this OLD Post ON KICKSTARTER PLEASE!!!!!!)
Feb 29, 2016
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Phil Tetlock's work suggests that forecasting tournaments may moderate polarizing policy debates by focusing on accountability.
May 23, 2016
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Design settlements with internal financial mechanisms to create sustainable lifestyles. e.g. A high internal price on CO2 emissions.
Feb 29, 2016
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A game for cultivating sustanable climate actions by kids for kids!
May 17, 2016
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May 23, 2016
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Join the FIGHT for survival. «First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one» -- Will McAvoy -- Say goodbye to Denial!
Apr 19, 2016
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The online platform to unite individuals and corporations in creating a carbon-neutral world.
May 23, 2016
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This campaign aims at rebranding and promoting pro-environmental behavior such as recycling as fashionable, hip and trendy. In short: Cool.
Jun 14, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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Talk of climate change must prevail in public media as much as the economy. We will prompt selected journalists to raise probing questions.
Mar 6, 2016
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afforestation of deserts.
Feb 29, 2016
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Global price per ton, enforced by import duties on nonparticipants
Jun 14, 2016
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To change attitudes, change incentives. Let's make a digital currency that awards new coins to people who voluntarily offset carbon.
Dec 14, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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“The fate of our planet will be determined in the next few decades, through our technological, lifestyle, and population choices” Bill McKibben, A Special Moment in History It’s so difficult to communicate climate change because climate change to us humans is so abstract and gradual and makes us tend to under think the threats of climate change. (1) Google Trends two years ago noted searches of the term climate change has been on a declined since 2004 with majority still so skeptical and even disavowed the science behind it. (2) What if Siri can bring that interest to climate change again? What if Siri can also convince non-believers and believers alike that simple changes in our personal lifestyle can all make the big difference in reducing our personal carbon footprint?
Feb 29, 2016
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Climate information communication is crucial to understand climate as a major influence, to recognize risks and to take informed responses
May 23, 2016
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Comedy4ClimateChange - How do we create new narratives around solving climate change through humor and comedy?
May 23, 2016
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The #ParisAgreement marks a new day on climate action. How do we best engage new audiences to work towards a net zero emissions future?
Jun 15, 2016
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A Prototype for DEDICATED PHYSICAL FACILITIES Designed To Promote Multi-Stakeholder And Cross-Jurisdictional Climate Collaboration by utilizing V.R.
May 22, 2016
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Small gatherings in people's homes each of which generates more, allowing deep, transformational engagement at an exponential scale.
May 18, 2016
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Governments should charge supermarkets all plastic they sell with the products, Public Administration would maintain the duty of control.
May 18, 2016
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Governments should charge supermarkets all plastic they sell with the products, Public Administration would maintain the duty of control.
May 23, 2016
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CarbonToSoil is a non-profit organisation educating & creating awareness about reverse climate change, and connecting consumers and farmers
Feb 29, 2016
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In order to broaden awareness about climate change, we show photos of fashion from 30 years ago, nowadays, and 30 years anticipation.
May 20, 2016
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Aeroponics efficiently produces food, eliminating some of the worlds greatest disasters, pesticides and genetically modified foods.
Feb 23, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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"Energy Partner"- A model for Energy conservation, Resource management, Public awareness though Educational institution and young students.
May 22, 2016
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Millions of us communicating through our networks to inspire passionate mainstream commitment to solving global warming.
Jun 13, 2016
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May 25, 2016
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Apr 25, 2016
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Human activity simulation in buildings towns economy according the position of sun. A map of particular activity influencing weather forecat