Land Use: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN) by CO2 Negative/RCP 2.6
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Judge 1: Interesting ideas, but the core elements of the proposal are scattered throughout multiple pages of miscellaneous images and other bits and pieces. It took me a while to realize that the proposal is about using nutrients from sewage or marine organisms to grow biomass to be used as biofuel or to be sequestered as biochar. In principle, this is not particularly novel, but this proposal is for very large scale efforts (on artificial islands, or...?). I recommend the proposal be re-structured into a more straightforward narrative that clearly sets out the ideas and proposed actions. Images that are not essential to the proposal could be removed to avoid clutter. A timeline of specific actions could be added-- these ideas will not all be implemented globally immediately, so what are the realistic steps to take to get there?
Judge 2: After talking broadly about the importance of dealing with climate change, this proposal recommends the formation of a 'Benefit Corporation' (B Corp.) as the primary agent of change. In my view the last thing we need is yet another organization. We need projects on the ground that can demonstrate feasibility, and then the successful ones should be scaled up.
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
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