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Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest.

We, the Judges, have strongly considered your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, we have chosen to not advance it to the next round of competition.

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Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

Judge's Comments: I think the idea of microfinance for aquaponics is appealing and interesting. I appreciate the ambition of 100% of food and every roof top, but think this is unnecessary. Repurposing rooftops for solar is also an important for climate mitigation and energy sustainability. To what extent might these two ideas be compatible or a zero sum game?

It's also unclear how feasible it would be to gather all the needed food for a city. Would every roof suffice? Do we only really need 1 in 10? How does the weight load added by this system threaten buildings in less developed areas?

These questions aside, I think the core idea of micro financing aquaponics is an appealing way to add sustainable systems with a reasonably small carbon footprint.

How about a pilot in one country or in three cities representative of challenges/opportunities?

2015 Climate CoLab Judges

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