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Alexia Parks

Mar 3, 2016
03:13

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This proposal, with on-going updates, is currently a semi-finalist in Fostering Climate Collaboration in Boulder, CO


Zipora Otieno

Mar 16, 2016
08:33

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Very strong in content and well though out. However, you need to come up with ways of engaging and providing incentives for the private sector especially those not considered 'green businesses' The big question is: What's in it for the private sector?


Alexia Parks

Mar 17, 2016
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Thank you Zipora for your thoughtful question. My response to "What's in it for the private sector?" The private sector includes K12 students and their families, including extended family such as grandparents. The BENEFIT to the private sector includes actions required to score points for each of the 21 GREEN QUESTIONS. Each time students and their family take an action - there are 21 actions in all -  to become more *energy smart,* *energy efficient,* and *resilient,* the student(s) win ECO coins. The coins can be traded in at the end of the 30-day challenge for prizes and cool stuff. At the completion of the 30-day challenge, those families that score a total of 250 points receive a GREEN STAR that can be placed in their front window, or front door. This is a sign to their neighbors that they are environmental leaders. Others in their neighborhood can then turn to them to ask: "What did you do to make your home more energy smart. It's using a CHALLENGE and a REWARD to help shift behavior in response to a changing climate. There are 21 actions that - when taken together - bring more style, comfort and energy efficiency into the home.

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