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Hemant Wagh

Mar 21, 2015


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Cogent argument, could it be possible for this idea to use a theme that would help involve the un-connected in the efforts to improve the climate ! Link to such a proposal is below- kindly go through it and let it be known. Thanks..

Peter Suchmann

Apr 9, 2015


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Please continue to refine your ideas and add clarity when you can. I would love to see specific ideas - clearly outlined by you and your group. Keep Going!

Jennifer Perron

Jun 10, 2015


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Hello Steven, Thanks for your proposal to the Climate CoLab. I'm one of the catalysts, helping provide comments and feedback, in an effort to help strengthen proposals. Thank you for sharing your proposal and information on rethinking cities using the circular economy. A few suggestions that you might address in the piece: A) While in a larger sense, understandably, your audience for this proposal effectively is everyone-- all types of actors-- in the summary you seem to switch back and forth between a municipal level focus and individual action. Ultimately, we'll need both, but for clarity of the piece you might opt to focus in on one, or to explain at what scale you think this type of proposal could be most effective. B) In a similar vein, while conceptually this proposal is globally applicable, you might also address some geographic scope in your proposal, or highlight regions might tackle this approach sooner, or that are already leaders in this realm. You could also give specific references from your work in Australia to provide examples. C) Regarding the "proposal costs" section, you might make reference to the fact that, at least at the municipal level, there are frequently up-front costs to achieving energy efficiency gains (e.g., retrofitting, insulation, etc.) or to transitioning to renewable sources of energy. You could of course reference that some of these approaches can be cost-efficient over time, but there is an attached physical cost for some efforts. Thanks for your contribution.