Grand Prize Winner
Dr. Geoffrey Hay and the HEAT team
"We're excited about being recognized and having our work recognized, but we're also excited about the other proposals we've been in the company of. There were some outstanding proposals, and we're grateful to have been part of that group", says Hay in a thank you video.
Peggy Liu and Chenyu Zheng
JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy), a Shanghai-based non-profit organization, were awarded an Honorable Mention for their proposal, "Reimagine prosperity; reframe sustainability; reshape consumerism". Their "China Dream" project seeks to develop a new, more sustainable vision of the good life for the growing Chinese middle class.
Hops production is threatened by climate change. Farmers must adapt to secure the benefits of their enterprise.
Africa contributes the least of any continent to global warming. People living on the continent are in line to be the hardest hit.
Poverty stricken & war torn, Nicaragua's people strive for healthy environs & Cecalli has ambitious plans to improve life via reforestation.
Woody Agriculture converts annual cropland to staple-food-producing woody plants, capturing 3 times the carbon. It's time to scale it up.
Using energy efficiency as an incentive for formalization of illegal buildings in Montenegro.
Streetlamps are part of the city's street furniture. Their electricity consumption represents a high percentage of a small-size city budget.
As in SO2 mitigation, spontaneously remove CO2 from power plant flue gas using wet limestone scrubbing.
Mass-producible integral fast reactor modules can power every country on earth for nearly a millennium with waste products already at hand.
Here's a collaborative approach that at-risk communities can use to move forward with adaptation. Help us implement it!
Empower the disadvantaged community through participatory photography to reveal unheard vulnerability and form adaptation capacity.
FREE personalized HEAT Scores, HEAT Maps, Hot Spots, GHG estimates and waste-heat comparisons/competitions for homes, communities & cities.
Team members: Viv Baker, Gerard Bisshop, Diana Donlon, and Francesca Allievi. A "Cool Food" rating system indicating climate and other impacts would empower consumers to choose climate-friendly foods.
Use a carbon tax for pro-growth tax reform, protecting the poor, deficit reduction, and reducing less efficient policies.
A run-of-river hydroelectric system with a novel new approach that fundamentally differs from the standard hydro methodology.
Crowdfunding channeled through Microfinance gives urban and rural poor access to renewable energy to transform lives.
Let's make climate change personal--with a map to show Americans how floods, storms and wildfire could impact their homes and businesses.
Team members: Rebeka Ryvola, Bo Uuganbayar, Rocio Sanz, Angel Hsu, and Vrinda Manglik. Meet CliO! A virtual green pet who responds with your low-carbon lifestyle choices.
A bottom-up mobility-centered approach, to simply get individuals from A to B by intelligently using available data and mobile devices.
This call-to-action is a change management initiative, to change how the building industry views and deals with waste and other resources.
Increased fracking will create sites for CO2 sequestration. The gas/oil piping will be suitable for CO2 once the well is largely exhausted.
States require drillers to "buy" wasted fuels from gas utilities. The utilities deploy methane-sniffing drones and mobile sensors.
A replicable grassroots education teaching the skills and mindset for local resilience, powered by new and viable economic models.
A planning approach that uses common tools in innovative ways to communicate about climate change and facilitate adaptation decision-making.
Prepare Vietnamese cities' housing infrastructures for potential seasonal migrants influx from Ca Mau and Kien Giang provinces, Vietnam.