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Proposal: Building a Climate for Change Contest: Fostering Climate Collaboration in Boulder, CO 2016 Thank you for your contest entry. 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 have reviewed your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, have chosen not to advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal.” We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.
This proposal seems under-researched and unclear about how it will all be achieved. Also, the submittee didn't seem to respond to the Judges' requests.
There are a number of similar GHG emission reduction education and tracking efforts underway and it's not clear what makes this web solution distinctive.
This seems like it could be a promising effort, and a useful tool. But it's hard to know for sure. The proposal is quite bare-bones, and it would benefit from more fleshing-out.
* How do you define the problem you are trying to solve? How, then, is a platform like this the appropriate tool for solving this? (Think not only about broad social problems, but the human-scale problems that would motivate people and organizations to use the tool.) The proposal currently feels like it might produce a platform that won't necessarily find users.
* What kind of social organizing strategy will support the platform and bring users to it? Will it be mainly through working with government and other institutions? Or finding users individually? This isn't quite clear enough yet. "Promote use of it to the community" is not adequate.
* You need to explain this to a non-technical audience. There are a number of parts of this sentence, for instance, that are not clear: "Enroll residents and organizations to baseline their emissions, undertake efforts - via EnergySmart, owned/PPA'd/gardened solar, Snugg Home, etc - to reduce them and track results." As a non-expert in this field, I don't know what you mean by "baseline their emissions," or the meaning of any of the "efforts" described. How complicated will it be to enroll people and track their emissions?
These issues would need to be clarified in order for us to advance it to the next round.
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