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Reducing consumption 2013

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jun 1, 2012 EDT - Jun 16, 2013 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2013 EDT - Jun 30, 2013 EDT
Proposal revisions
Finalists can improve their proposals

Jul 1, 2013 EDT - Jul 18, 2013 EDT
Selection of winners
CoLab members vote and judges also select winners

Jul 19, 2013 EDT - Aug 31, 2013 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 1, 2013 EDT
How can we reduce consumption of greenhouse-emitting goods and services?

Reducing consumption can limit the greenhouse gases emitted as part of the production of goods and services. There are three primary ways consumption can be reduced: shifting the basket of goods and services consumed toward items with a lower emissions footprint; slowing the overall rate of economic growth; and slowing the rate of population growth. This contest seeks innovative and effective ways to reduce consumption. See more…


23  Proposals

Proposal name

Hand to Solar to those who live from hand to mouth in rural AfricaDaniel Kaudo

Sustainably, cost effectively and efficiently selling solar lights at the price of kerosene thereby reducing consumption of kerosene

Reduce consumption & GHG emissions through dietary and other changesRichard Hamlin

We need a comprehensive strategy that does not rely on a single entity, but involves as many people and organizations as possible.

The Calorie CurrencyS. Hesse + S. Pobst

Report and disclose embodied energy in all products from food to building materials using a familiar human-scale unit - the calorie.

Fast Solution To Climate Change Is On Your PlateViv Null

Mitigate climate change by a rapid reduction of the short lived climate pollutants by advocating for less meat consumption globally.

Suburbia, food and workSteven Myburgh

Households represent the end source of consumerism, where food and other resources are waste. What if they were channelled to be resources?

Untitled Proposal 1300709Bill Kendrick

Create hydrogen from water applying the right temperature, the right way.

Material Content Labels for Electronic ProductsCynthia Elliott

Institute a product labeling program for appliances and electronics describing material contents, their sources and its recyleability.

Transparency on the longevity of goodsclemens

Create shopping transparency on the longevity of goods to foster long-lasting goods and ban planned obsolescence

Create a High Carbon (Element C) Economy!Let Us Dare

Develope a 'High Carbon Economy' by converting GHG emissions into raw materials, like Carbon & use them to create Green Goods & Services.

EZ-EV Open Source Electric Kit CarZWheelz

My goal is to create a global network of electric vehicle micro-manufacturers and designers to produce local open source electric vehicles.

Untitled Proposal 1202839Bishnu Barman

The use of UV-sensors to reduce water consumption in homesAnas Zyadin

UV-sensors can be installed in showers to determine the quality of water, thus, divert clean water to storage tanks for re-use.

Electricity-generating workout bicyclesKathryn Rees

To expand the use of stationary workout bicycles that generate electricity in college/university gyms across America

Smiles Take Less EnergySmiley Energy Team

Frowns use more energy than smiles. Science interfaces our efficient bodies through frowns. When this tech makes us smile, the result is..?

Sustainable Trade Practice is possibleSandeep Goswami

Ideating on the recently concluded Accenture Sustainability 24 Webinar,

Move Your Green - The Sustainable Global NetworkMauricio Villasenor

The mission of Move Your Green is to facilitate people's access to a sustainable world, involving green companies worldwide.

Untitled Proposal 1202228Fernando Bacelar

Identifying Hyper Consumption Reduction MethodologiesCaptain D

Both Individuals & teams will compete using techniques requiring the least energy to complete challenges highlighting normal daily activity.