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Harnessing the power of MIT alumni 2016

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Sep 24, 2015 11:00 EDT - Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST
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Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST - Feb 22, 2016 12:00 EST
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Feb 22, 2016 12:00 EST - Mar 7, 2016 06:00 EST
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Mar 7, 2016 06:00 EST - Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT - Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
What is the most effective thing that MIT alumni can do to help implement the MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change?

MIT believes that a key to solving the climate change problem is to engage all sectors of society—governments, businesses, non-profits, philanthropists, and many others.  As a first step in this broad engagement process, this contest focuses on a group that is very close to MIT:  its global alumni network.  This remarkable community of 130,000 people represents an exceptional untapped resource for addressing climate change. This contest seeks proposals for how this community can help implement MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change.  Authors of winning proposals will be invited to present their ideas at a conference at MIT, and the MIT Alumni Association will help share the ideas widely in the MIT alumni community.

7 Proposals
Oct 18, 2016
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ClimateX is a platform can MIT Alumni can learn climate-related science, technology and policy while transitioning into a green career
Mar 25, 2016
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MIT alumni can help implement CoLab's award-winning “Make Climate a Top Priority for Action by Every Global Citizen and Organization.”
Mar 7, 2016
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MIT 2050 – Carbon neutral, sustainable & resilient. Driven by the new MIT ADAPT Center & realized through 7 key resilient interventions.
Mar 7, 2016
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The wisdom of crowd effect denotes the surprisingly accurate estimates that crowds can provide. The MIT crowd can be leveraged in forecasts.
Mar 4, 2016
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Engage alumni in the sustainability process by creating an interactive app directly tying donations to sustainable/resilient improvements
Mar 3, 2016
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Open a revolving alumni fund for campus sustainability projects, that roll proceeds forward to do more projects.
Jan 20, 2016
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Think globally, act locally has long been a rallying cry for the only effective way to produce global change.