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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
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

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
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
Completed
Winners are awarded

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
Oct 18, 2016
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We have 100% of technology needed off the shelf to make all buildings Net Zero Carbon! Build Wealth Locally - Create Jobs - Save the Planet!
Jun 15, 2016
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Student project to identify campus wide efficiency opportunities and demonstration of new HVAC control architecture: reductions of 20-40%
Jun 15, 2016
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Use SaveOhno's proven gamification model to engage thousands of MIT students/alumni in implementing CoLab ideas and reducing emissions.
Jun 15, 2016
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Jun 14, 2016
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Jun 13, 2016
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Jun 13, 2016
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May 23, 2016
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Bonzer provides a clean mobility alternative to support a reduction of 80% GHG emissions target by 2050 because of urban population growth
May 23, 2016
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Integrating energy use activities on the Internet of Things platform to monitor energy activity and benchmarking at MIT for decision making.
May 20, 2016
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@ Earthcarbon, Mitigate your carbon footprint by adopting a CDM program in your life, instead of third party certification.
May 20, 2016
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May 19, 2016
Anyone
Going to bed early and having more sex can help address climate change by reducing electricity use, stress, and carbon footprint.
May 17, 2016
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To save electricity with the help of students, teachers and parents.
May 13, 2016
Anyone
CO2 is swept away to space by the solar wind and flares. By coordinating lasers & microwaves we amplify these natural events so CO2 escapes.
May 3, 2016
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Collect fruit seeds with students help, grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, request to save seeds & use next year
Apr 25, 2016
Anyone
Create software wich simulates how activity of each person and building in campus affects the weather on the planet.
Apr 9, 2016
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Decentralization of Power and Self Sufficiency in every aspect is the way to move forward in this World.
Mar 26, 2016
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MIT should implement campus sustainability best practices plan for reducing campus greenhouse gases.
Mar 15, 2016
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MIT should implement its part in the 25 year Net Zero Action Plan for Cambridge to get to net zero emissions.