Since there are no currently active contests, we have switched Climate CoLab to read-only mode.
Learn more at
Skip navigation
Contest Image

Fostering Climate Collaboration in Boulder, CO 2016

VIEW Proposals
Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Sep 24, 2015 11:00 EDT - Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST - Mar 2, 2016 05:00 EST
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Mar 2, 2016 05:00 EST - Mar 13, 2016 11:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Mar 13, 2016 11:00 EDT - Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT - Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
How can we build community engagement and connectivity around climate change?

Boulder is a community that houses, per capita, more tech and natural food start-ups, impact investors and entities working on behalf of our environment than anywhere in the world—boasting nearly 100 climate-oriented organizations and roughly 3,000 climate experts. Yet, with this bounty of committed community members, we lack awareness of one another, as well as cohesion and the ability to effectively align our collective agendas for greater impact. We’ve found that we are not alone; lack of collaboration is a struggle recognized in many communities, nationally and internationally and is often due to a shortage of resources—time and money—to collaborate.

This contest is seeking dynamic, self-renewing platforms that will build community engagement and help leverage and coordinate existing efforts in the community for a magnified impact. Note that we are not seeking outright climate change mitigation solutions—we have an abundance of those. Rather, our goal is to foster enhanced collaboration and greater understanding of community action partners—and identifying them is our first step. While this contest is soliciting ideas for Boulder, CO, we encourage proposals that can be adopted by communities worldwide.

40 Proposals
Engaging low-income community leaders and CU students in energy and water conservation to cultivate sustainability.
This Alliance creates a physical and virtual infrastructure for collective impact through cooperation among all climate related stakeholders
We are creating a model for collaboration among community members to design and create food-producing green spaces in urban neighborhoods.
Celebrate Diversity, Sustainability & Resilience with hands-on and online Knowledge Maps to interconnect our stories using Systems Thinking.
Plan for a DEDICATED FACILITY to foster collaborative meetings, events, and education about climate change, resilience and smart growth.
A free and easy-to-use local climate news and events plugin, designed for local orgs and news websites. Similar to embedding YouTube videos.
Foster climate collaboration in Boulder, CO, through a community art project that engages neighborhoods in its co-creation.
Drastically Reduce GHGs w/ What We Eat while Creating Collaborative Space for Climate Institutions: Plant-Based Foods Produce Far Fewer GHGs
Science shows that meaningful collaboration & engagement requires social-emotional safety and skill in navigating conflict. Here's the how.
Wikis and #tags, used in a collaborative way, become a means of building common ground, co-innovation and resilience facing climate change.
An open source musical performance for schools to use to jump start youth engagement in authoring their own city's plan for resilience partners w/ cities to coach residents to save $2K / yr off cost of living by cutting 1/3 off carbon footprints in a 90-day challenge
An online platform that interconnects and empowers community efforts towards carbon neutrality while tracking and promoting the results.
To educate and encourage our staff, students, and broader community, on the importance and avenues, for energy conservation.
A community challenge to sequester carbon and create resilience through regenerative projects, art and community engagement.
Climate change is a community issue. Let's create public art murals together that connect, educate, motivate and inspire!
Local government needs a parallel citizen organization which helps provide a 360 degree perspective.
Our goal is to promote environmental and climate literacy and motivate youths in schools and colleges to protect their local environment.
A comprehensive online climate-focused hub including an equity crowdinvesting component, a community bulletin board, discussion forums, etc.
AQIQ bridges the gap between citizens and climate scientists by providing communities with low-cost greenhouse gas monitoring tools.
#Boulder, can we be #carbonfree? Help us build a platform for citizen-engagement around achieving carbon neutrality:
Combining the strengths of the B corp. and non-profit structures to provide a highly flexible approach to environmental community building.
Our workshops and online platform facilitates collaboration that leverages existing community action for amplified local impact.
Climate Action Ramps Platform builds just-right connectivity among climate actors to mobilize large-scale actions and amplified advocacy
Ready. Set. GO! The race to a green future is ON! Sign up for the race here: #ClimateSolutions @ClimateCoLab
Join this fun neighborhood event spotlighting ways you can #FossilFreeYourLife along with neighbors, local businesses and nonprofits!
Carbon neutrality is no longer sufficient to address climate change. The only possible bridge to a survivable future is carbon negtive.
Living in Boulder is like living w/ a smoker for 3 months/year b/c air pollution. The Vivergy site lets residents team up to clean the air.
Any true progress to combat Climate Change requires policy. We will address this issue by developing a community-based public policy center.
21 is an ultra dynamic website proposal, that aims to create that spark to connect as much disciplines and people as possible
Companies and societal groups can be clustered in terms of their potential to create 'shared value'.
This proposal is a set of tools to build our own stakeholder consensus both for political actions and for renewables development plans.
Collaborate with Earth directly about any effort and ask, How can I be more harmonious with Earth, asking less of Earth and more of myself?
Who and why to connect with & buy from? Video's on local people's visions of the future and their sustainable products & services clarify.
Plant-based foods drastically reduce GHGs! Combat climate change with what we eat & create a collaborative space among climate institutions
Once A Week, Give Our Beautiful Planet A Day Of Rest. A Green Sabbath Day.
Correct LINK: