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Shifting Attitudes & Behavior 2015

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
How can we shift perceptions, values, norms, and attitudes about climate change?

The seriousness and scale of the problem of climate change can sometimes create complexity, confusion, indecision, and ultimately, inaction. Behavior is shaped to a large extent by the dominant values, social norms, and attitudes of our society, but these forces aren’t well-aligned to the long-term, often subtle impacts of climate change. To combat this global problem, this contest seeks ideas on how to shift public perceptions of climate change: How do we promote norms and attitudes that recognize the importance of climate change issues? How do we turn individual and organizational inertia into concrete actions? How do we get the public energized in solving issues about climate change? We are especially looking for proposals that are fresh, achievable and scalable — ideas that are sustainable over the long term, and can be replicated in communities around the world.

11 Proposals
Jul 14, 2016
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National level campaign on energy conservation and renewable energy in Indian schools aimed towards building a network of Energy Ambassadors
Apr 11, 2016
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People are sloppy in part because prices let them be. In many cases it's cheaper to pollute than to conserve or recycle. We can fix tha
Feb 29, 2016
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New Climate Magazine speaks to the next wave of climate leaders—engaged citizens who are learning a new relationship to our world.
Jan 29, 2016
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It’s 2050 and your granddaughter, Ohno, is suffering. Your climate action today will shape her future.
Oct 22, 2015
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Jul 14, 2015
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To change attitudes, change incentives. Let's make a digital currency that awards new coins to people who voluntarily offset carbon.
Jul 14, 2015
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Targeting underserved renewable energy adopters, we will make solar accessible and desirable with an info hub & national ad campaign.
Jul 14, 2015
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Mindful Meerkats is a playful lifestyle tracker that inspires to take life and happiness in your own hands via day-by-day challenges.
Jul 14, 2015
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Create an online platform for crowds to score community risk and readiness, spur local discussion, and swap adaptation strategies.
Jul 13, 2015
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Showcase motivating personal and community climate change stories and shape stories into artistic pieces to change public attitudes.
Jun 12, 2015
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Messages on alternatives to slash and burn cultivation will be photosilkscreened and kiln-fired on eco-sustainable household items.