Calling for news of allied eco-competitions and crowdsourcing!
Apr 17, 2013
Please add links and brief info about other climate and sustainability contests here. For some other contests it may help CoLab members to prepare their entries here, gather comments and make improvements, before submitting elsewhere. Similarly, members are welcome to copy their entries made elsewhere and add as a proposal in the Climate CoLab. (Check contest rules in case other sites require unpublished work only). Thanks!
Apr 17, 2013
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is the largest annual worldwide competition for sustainable entrepreneurs who can instigate change. The challenge is looking for products or services that combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. The products or services should: 1. Reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by an amount you can roughly estimate 2. Be developed enough to execute 3. Be realisable as usable product or service within the next two years 4. Preferably have integrated Cradle2Cradle principles in their designs Besides these criteria, the jury will also look at factors as: Communication potential, courageousness and creativity. Entry for the seventh edition of this competition opened today, until 17 July 2013. For more information have a look on www.greenchallenge.info, and hope to see many of you among this years entries!
Apr 17, 2013
Many thanks Minne - a super allied contest!
May 21, 2013
From http://twitter.com/Stuartkudos Award http://www.savemeamericas.com/Conservation-Entrepreneurs.html "Open to entrepreneurs under the age of 25, the award will be given to the individual or company that the panel of judges believe have developed the most innovative technology that will have the greatest DIRECT impact on conservation."
Jun 4, 2013
From http://www.c2ccertified.org/challenge "Calling innovative manufacturers to design a product for the affordable housing market that is safe for human and environmental health and is designed for re-use. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and the Make It Right Foundation are challenging manufacturers to design a product for the affordable housing market. Up to twenty finalists will receive two months of media exposure and promotion for their products leading up to the announcement of the winners. The winning entrants (up to 3) will share a cash prize of $250,000 with 1st place receiving $125,000, 2nd winning $75,00 and 3rd getting $50,000. Winners will also benefit from valuable publicity through blogposts, press releases, partners' websites, social media buzz-up, and a high profile announcement at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo."
Jun 8, 2013
http://thecleanrevolution.org/news-and-events/news/earthhack-crowdsourcing-the-solution-to-climate-change EarthHack is a new competition that was just co-launched by The Climate Group, IKEA and Philips. The prize is US$25,000 and asks competitors to reimagine existing technology for a more sustainable home. Submitted ideas can explore potential solutions for a myriad of different types of homes: from basic dwellings to large apartment blocks, but all entries must reimagine latent technology to create or conserve energy.
Jul 26, 2013
The West Africa round of the International Environmental Moot Court Competition is an annual event that is carried out by EGI in collaboration with Stetson's Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy. It seeks to build the capacity of undergraduate students from these countries to use international environmental law to address disputes related to access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. The 2013-2014 theme is "Sea Turtle Protection and Cultural Practices." The West Africa Round will take place in November 2013 in Buea, Cameroon. Countries that can take part: Law Schools and Universities with Law programs from the following States: Benin, Cape Verde, Côte D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, DR Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tomé & Principé, Chad, and Rwanda Winners will compete at the finals of the International Environmental Moot Court competition at Stetson's Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy in Florida, USA, from April 10 to April 12, 2014. To find out more about the West Africa Round in November 2013, get in touch with Ms. Ulrike Kahbila (LLB): firstname.lastname@example.org, TEL.: 00237 33778882 and check out our website: www.engov-institute.org