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SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Finalist!

Congratulations! Your proposal, CarbonGobbler, in the Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality in Somerville contest, has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.

Be proud of your accomplishment – more than 350 proposals were submitted and only a very small number have been advanced through these two rounds of judging.

As a Finalist, your proposal is eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as the contest’s Popular Choice award, which is determined by public voting.

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All winners will be announced the week after the voting period ends, on September 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time.

Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice will receive a special invitation to attend selected sessions at MIT’s SOLVE conference and present their proposals before key constituents in a workshop the next day, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. A few select Climate CoLab winners will join distinguished SOLVE attendees in a highly collaborative problem-solving session. Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.

Your proposal really hit on a very important issue: citizen engagement and behavior change. In a way, this is not a novel idea, and it's something all communities should be doing already. But your approach is novel and could be expanded into many different areas of life where we use energy and produce emissions.

Thank you for your work on this very important issue. We’re proud of your proposal, and we hope that you are too. Again, congratulations!



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SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Semi-Finalist!

Congratulations! Your proposal, "CarbonGobbler - Engaging Citizens and Business in Lowering Carbon Emissions" in the Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.

You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from July 1st until July 16, 2015 at 23:59pm Eastern Time.

Judges' feedback are posted under the "Evaluation" tab of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round. We ask you to also summarize the changes that you made in the comment section of the Evaluation tab.

At the revision deadline listed below, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.

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This is an interesting way to motivate people--we have a very engaged community that likes to work together.

While the platform and idea is not unusual, this approach allows for a lot of creativity and novel in the programs and contests it supports. It’s there in the that it can impact carbon emission, creates awareness ad self promoting as well as deep citizen engagements. This idea is worth pursuing. Rather than just sell the product, I would have liked to have seen a creative contest be at the center of the proposal rather then the product.

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Jamie Bemis

Apr 15, 2015
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Hi Sadiq, Can you please add more information to your proposal, and answer the remaining questions, so we can better understand your idea for lowering carbon emissions? Thanks, Jamie

Sadiq Mohammed

Apr 16, 2015
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Jamie, thanks for the note we will be completing this shortly. I will drop a note as soon as we have completed. This proposal will be relating to our proposal for shifting attitudes and behavior entry. The 1 kWh advantage, do peruse this in the meanwhile, for a quick overview. Thanks for your note. Best Sadiq

Jamie Bemis

Apr 22, 2015
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Sounds good, thanks Sadiq!

Jamie Bemis

Apr 29, 2015
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Hi Sadiq, Thanks for submitting your proposal to the contest! CarbonGobbler seems like a useful product for quantifying reductions and allowing for contests, and we will certainly consider this moving forward. Best, Jamie

Sadiq Mohammed

Apr 30, 2015
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Thanks Jamie,appreciate the input and consideration by the city of Somerville. Looking forward to working with you all. Let me know if there is will be any questions. best sadiq

Blazen Hall

Apr 30, 2015
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My favorite aspect of this proposal is that it will not only reduce carbon emissions but will also save the users money.

Laur Hesse Fisher

Apr 30, 2015
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Dear Sadiq, I saw your note in your resources section about the links not working correctly. To fix this, go to that section in your proposal, highlight the linked text and click the link icon in section's menu bar. This will allow you to edit the link. Insert a colon ":" after "https" in your link, and the problem should be solved. If it is still not working, please send me a direct message. Laur Fisher Project Manager, Climate CoLab

Sadiq Mohammed

May 1, 2015
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Thanks Laura will do the needful. Appreciate your suggestions.

Sadiq Mohammed

May 1, 2015
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Blazenhall, you are right and that is why we feel this is a workable solution, all we need to be is willing... Thanks Sadiq

Michal Williams

May 11, 2015
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This doesn't seem like a proposal. It's more like an ad for the product of an existing business.

Michal Williams

May 11, 2015
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And it appears that the business has arranged a claque.

Sadiq Mohammed

May 12, 2015
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Michal, We tried out best to answer all questions in the contest with as much information we can provide, which can be validated. Our references are a result of the dedicated work we are committed to i.e. creating awareness for carbon emissions and responsibility. We spur action via the CarbonGobbler, an easy to use application.. We try to keep it simple and cost effective that can show quick results. If there is any aspect on which you would like us to throw more light do point out and I will be happy to respond. sadiq

Michael Hayes

May 12, 2015
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Dear Sadiq, Your presentation is top notch. However, have you found any backlash from employees not wanting to be thrown into work place competition....of any type....while at home? I myself would not be overly joyed to hand a boss one more intrusion into my private life....regardless of the greater good. How can an employee opt out of your system without being cut out from the herd and retaliated against by the boss, fellow workers and possibly even outside third parties looking to harass those who are 'lagging behind' the herd of Greenhatters? Best wishes, Michael

Manohar Lal Baharani

May 13, 2015
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Dear Sadiq, Optimising energy usage for a given set of activities is welcome move by the developed tools. The proposal needs to ensure that by using such tools the life support needs are not getting sacrificed / digressed. What should be the baseline for energy use in different activities. Any comparative analysis available for environmentally benign sustainable life style. Bests, Manohar

Sadiq Mohammed

May 13, 2015
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Dear Michael123, Thanks for your comment. And you have an excellent question. The only way your boss is going to know if you are participating in the program is if you are a Winner of the internal contest. Here is how...As far as CarbonGobbler is concerned you are a Number! We no not collect personal information. The only thing we use is an email id, so we can send you alerts and notifications. The management in a firm will know that there are 1500 of their 3000 employees participating. Who they are? THAT IS SOMETHING THEY CAN NEVER KNOW. NOR CAN THEY DRILL DOWN TO YOUR DATA!! Confidentiality has been a primary concern for us from the day we went to the design board. So you as an employee are good. Don't want to participate, your choice but then you are not giving yourself a chance to win one of the commendations, rewards and or awards. It is all about personal choice. So the employees information is in good hands. Trust this helps. Best Sadiq

Sadiq Mohammed

May 13, 2015
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Dear Manohar, thanks for your comments. We are looking for small lifestyle changes like turning down or up your AC for a couple of hours, that is it. If you want to save more money, reduce energy usage and reduce carbon emissions, it is all up to you on how far you want to take it. While I doubt there are any recommended baseline on usage of appliances. What we do have in the application is National energy intensity averages both for residential and Business. On various range of parameters like, Sq.Foot occupied, No. of people in a home or office, Income range, and many others. These are US national averages and I have not seen any such level of detail from any other country, unfortunately. I do hope I have understood your question and my response throws light on your queries. Best Sadiq

Joseph Beckmann

Aug 20, 2015
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Wouldn't it be simpler to discount parking tickets to drivers below a certain annual mileage charge?? Keep the ideas simple. This one is so elaborate nobody would use it but a bureaucrat!