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Shifting Attitudes and Behaviors 2018

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
Winners are awarded

Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives and strategies can mobilize individuals and societies to shift attitudes & behaviors to address climate change?


The complexity and scale of the problem of climate change can sometimes create 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. Moreover, this large-scale, societal problem, at times does not translate into direct day-to-day impacts on people’s lives.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 energize the public? How do we connect with individual and community values to promote the adoptions of environmentally and economically sustainable behaviors? We are looking for proposals that are original, achievable and scalable— ideas that are sustainable over the long term, and can be replicated in communities around the world.

10 Proposals
Dec 28, 2017
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We will rehabilitate the land and people through proven regeneration practices by directly involving the community in hands-on education.
Dec 23, 2017
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Women are traditional knowledge keepers and this knowledge should inform climate-ready practices and policies.
Dec 21, 2017
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Climate Stories is an interactive mobile community hub for climate change engagement, planning & action.
Nov 26, 2017
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The How2Recycle label empowers people to recycle more and better, and influences brands to change their packaging to be more recyclable.
Nov 26, 2017
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Rwanda Bleu!Points is a self-funding and educative waste source separation model initiated by Pius to reduce emissions from waste in Rwanda
Nov 26, 2017
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Build a network that seeks to empower young people, providing them with tools & resources to lead collaborative sustainable energy projects
Nov 26, 2017
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Altering public sphere communication through popular media for knowledge and action on climate change in India.
Nov 6, 2017
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Catalyze the creation of community climate change stories and shape stories into artistic pieces to change public attitudes.
Nov 6, 2017
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Oct 23, 2017
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