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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.
If you haven’t already, you will soon receive an email from the Climate CoLab staff with details about the voting period. If you don’t receive that email within the next day, or have other questions, please contact the Climate CoLab staff at email@example.com
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!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
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.
Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
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.
Jul 7, 2015
We would like to thank the Judges for our selection and the valuable suggestions on our proposal. We welcome the suggestions and will incorporate them in our revised proposal. We would like to reiterate that GreenHatters is a not for profit and our mission is to create awareness for carbon emissions responsibility and spur action. In this pursuit we need to generate revenues for funding our awareness initiatives. Since we do not seek any donations and funding for our efforts we need to generate our own funds. Our product CarbonGobbler is a tools to create action for reducing carbon emissions. It is always free for the individual and small business. We only require a fee from larger employers as there is much effort needed to store, consolidate and present data. Which can be used in sustainability reporting. We add value to all sustainability efforts. Thanks again for having taken the time to peruse our proposal and for our selection as semi-finalist. We look forward to working with Climate CoLab and the City of Somerville. We look forward to engaging citizens and business of Somerville and look forward to contributing our bit to reducing carbon emissions. sadiq
Jul 13, 2015
Dear Judges, We have completed incorporating your thoughts and suggestions into our proposal. Please do peruse. Please let us know if you will have any further thoughts and or questions We look forward to working with the City of Somerville. Regards Sadiq