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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


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Summary

There are 5 types of people that can really bring about change

  1. People who don't know about climate change
  2. People know about climate change and don't know how to address it or share that information with others 
  3. People who actively involve themselves in educating others about it through print media, internet, meet ups, events etc.
  4. People at ground level track the climate changes and report them
  5. People who are policy makers who might or might not be aware of climate change and have serious power to make change at government polices.

 

I propose an app that connect the first four types of people, in an engaging way and spread awareness about how real is climate change, to help the last type of people to make informed decisions.


What actions do you propose?

I propose an app that allows user to know about various ways the climate change is affecting their daily lives. When they share the message / article, they get karma points which they can redeem for a awareness tshirt or goodies that will help the cause more. A picture is worth a thousand words. Allow a complex concept of how climate change affects in one image or a video, that one can easily explain to others.

App should be informational, pushes articles, images and videos collated from various sources like blogs, websites, tweets that talk about climate change. 

App should be actionable, alerts climate change related activities like camps, workshops, events in and around the place.


Who will take these actions?

  1. People who don't know about climate change
  2. People know about climate change and don't know how to address it or share that information with others 
  3. People who actively involve themselves in educating others about it through print media, internet, meet ups, events etc.
  4. People at ground level track the climate changes and report them
  5. People who are policy makers who might or might not be aware of climate change and have serious power to make change at government polices.


Where will these actions be taken?

  1. At individual level by understanding the seriousness and spreading the word
  2. At local level for educating kids, neighbors
  3. At region level by organizing awareness events
  4. At government level for making policy
  5. At world level, through internet, via sharing images and videos that depict how serious is climate change.


How will these actions have a high impact in addressing climate change?

  1. Education starts at home.. parents teaching kids, kids talking about it in school.
  2. People who never knew how they can affect the change, now have ways to spread the word and be active proponent of the climate change in one or the other way
  3. Policy makers, with various inputs and avenues to know how elsewhere in the world people are trying to spread the word and information of how others in the world are planning to bring about change, can make informed decisions
  4. People just being aware of how serious the climate change is might bring out the best in them to take actions that matter.

 


What are other key benefits?

  1. Better policies
  2. Better awareness
  3. Concentrated efforts


What are the proposal’s costs?

Time and effort of inspired individuals to build and maintain the app


Time line

5-8 months


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