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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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