Grand Prize Winner
“"As high performance green buildings increase in complexity," Dahan writes in her proposal, "we need to give building technicians the skills to maintain buildings and achieve high performance energy goals." The curriculum, when in full motion, is projected to save 111 million metric tons of carbon each year in the United States alone.
Adele Morris is a fellow and policy director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings Institution. She proposed a carbon tax that creates pro-growth tax reform, while also protecting the poor and reducing the deficit.
Anne-Marie Soulsby and Mandolin Dotto Kahindi
The proposal presents Tunza Kwa Faida (Benefits for All), a platform that combines a radio show and two-way text messaging to help coastal Tanzanians increase their resilience to climate change.
Job Taminiau, Gordon Schweitzer, Kathleen Saul and Sardar Mohazzam
The group from the United States, Netherlands, and Pakistan proposed installing community-funded solar projects on unused federal rooftop space, which, they predict could mitigate millions of tons of CO2 emissions.
I suggest how to leave the dispute about historical responsibility for climate change behind and unleash the power of example.
Systems thinking leads to a regional desalination plan to replace a narrowly conceived, costly and destructive groundwater pumping plan.
Mangroves to address sea level rise and coastal erosion.
Implementation of climate strategy at Municipal level by empowering and training local actors with focus on agriculture and water resources.
Climate adaptive energy conserving commercial building envelopes with analytical tool COFA:Climate Optimized Fenestration Assembly.
As high performance green buildings increase in complexity, technicians need the skills to maintain buildings and achieve energy goals.
Unless sufficiency is addressed with same rigour as efficiency, energy usage is inadvertently increased resulting in a rebound effect.
Food bikes are the low capital, low footprint alternative to food trucks, bringing positive economic and community development.
Save the Baby: Global Data Commons created by digitized maternal and infant health record for disaster risk management.
Pay people to use less electricity at key moments when their energy is coming from the grid's most carbon-intensive power plants.
fulFILL aims to combat the waste epidemic by revolutionizing the way we consume common household products.
Reforestation as convergence of climate change mitigation and adaptation with socioeconomic well-being and ecological restoration.
FutureCoast: a fun storymaking game with voicemails leaked from climate-changed futures. They appear in our time as mysterious chronofacts.
Fossil fuel divestment campaigns shift public opinion, empower young organizers, and generate sociopolitical willpower for climate action.
eRev finances V2G-capable electric vehicles so they provide grid storage, generate revenue, and cost less than traditional vehicles.
Employing a new form of scalable regulation, we can launch a global cap-and-trade today that sidesteps politics and incentivizes the masses.
Use a carbon tax for pro-growth tax reform, protecting the poor, deficit reduction, and reducing less efficient policies.
A revenue neutral, steadily rising fee on GHG emissions will steer the economy to a clean energy future and establish US climate leadership.
Cement Production is the 4th global fossil carbon emission activity and itÂ´s time to reduce and recycle debris for healthy environment.
Uncontrolled greenhouse gas emission from sewage waste will be reduced by using simple technology like utilizing this waste in making biogas.
Solutions platform users collaboratively share adaptations to improve livelihoods & increase coastal Tanzanian's climate change resilience.
CLIVE allows citizens to visualize 3D sea-level rise and storm surge scenarios at local community scales using past data and IPCC models.
Bring cities to energy independence through carbon, energy and cost neutrality.
A crowdsourcing platform that provides funds and educational resources to encourage adoption of green infrastructure practices in cities.
A people-funded green energy revolution that reconnects people to energy and repositions the US as a global leader.
Kids promote the program. Vendors selling green products automatically give discounts to parents and rebates to PTAs for family purchases.
Empower youth to advocate for a just valuation of their future in the economics of climate change, thus unlocking ambitious climate action.