You don’t need to be a scientist to apply for one of MIT Climate CoLab’s contests. And if you have the next big idea, you could win $10,000.
MIT Climate CoLab is a global, web-based community designed to pool intelligence, a process that is similar to Linux or Wikipedia. The purpose of the contest is to develop new ideas to address climate change.
The new contests are seeking ideas, initiatives, policies and technologies in these areas:
- Land Use: Agriculture, forestry and waste management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change and waste
- Transportation: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector
- Buildings: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector
- Carbon Pricing
- Energy Supply: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector
- Adaptation: Adapt to the impacts of climate change
- Shifting Attitudes and Behaviors: Mobilize individuals and societies to shift attitudes and behaviors to address climate change
Contest winners will be invited to MIT to share their work, and will become eligible for the $10,000 grand prize. The contest is open to the public. Applications are due September 10. Find more information at MIT Climate CoLab.