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MIT Climate Mitigation Solutions 2016

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
Completed
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Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
How can MIT demonstrate innovative climate mitigation solutions on campus?

In October 2015, MIT announced a goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent by 2030, and currently plans to explore reaching the scientifically necessary goal of carbon neutrality.  The Plan for Action on Climate Change challenges the MIT community and partners to invent solutions that would help realize this goal, and harness the demonstration capacity of MIT to model, scale, and deploy innovative mitigation solutions. As MIT creates a path to reducing emissions over the next 15 years and beyond, we must consider not only what actions are necessary and feasible, but which will best harness the strengths of the MIT campus and community as a test bed for climate solutions.


This contest seeks ideas which successfully help MIT meet the 32% reduction goal or beyond, and harness the unique capacity of a research institution to demonstrate climate solutions.  As a research-intensive institution in a dense urban environment, planning for a low-carbon future at MIT presents unique challenges and opportunities to demonstrate climate-savvy planning, building, and engineering – as well as human engagement and innovation.  

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19 Proposals
100% Net Zero Carbon for all Buildings. MIT 60-80% NZ for free! #DivestTheCampus -- Join the #NetZeroMovement to save the Planet!
It is economically and practically feasible, to substitute 60% of the energy we use for cooling and heating our buildings with solar energy.
Student project to identify campus wide HVAC efficiency opportunities and demonstration of new HVAC control architecture: 20-40% reductions
SaveOhno's proven gamification model will engage thousands of MIT students & alumni to leverage MIT’s technology and reduce campus emissions
Action of organizations, businesses and individuals taking action to remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as each put in to it.
Solar energy is the cleanest, most abundant renewable energy source available.
A green building is an environmentally sustainable building, designed, constructed and operated to minimise the total environmental impacts.
Bonzer provides a clean mobility alternative to support a reduction of 80% GHG emissions target by 2050 because of urban population growth
Integrating energy use activities on the Internet of Things platform to monitor energy activity and benchmarking at MIT for decision making.
@ Earthcarbon, Mitigate your carbon footprint by adopting a CDM program in your life, instead of third party certification.
Going to bed early and having more sex can help address climate change by reducing electricity use, stress, and carbon footprint.
To save electricity with the help of students, teachers and parents.
CO2 is swept away to space by the solar wind and flares. By coordinating lasers & microwaves we amplify these natural events so CO2 escapes.
Collect fruit seeds with students help, grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, request to save seeds & use next year
Create software wich simulates how activity of each person and building in campus affects the weather on the planet.
Decentralization of Power and Self Sufficiency in every aspect is the way to move forward in this World.
MIT should implement campus sustainability best practices plan for reducing campus greenhouse gases.
MIT should implement its part in the 25 year Net Zero Action Plan for Cambridge to get to net zero emissions.