Grand Prize Winner
Eden Full & Jake Schual-Berke
"SunSaluter's goal is to make energy and water more accessible through one simple device, and to help local entrepreneurs build businesses around it," they write in their proposal, "at a target cost of $10 per SunSaluter, this could be accomplished for $66M. We believe this could be achieved by 2024."
Beatriz Martinez, Romera, Dirk Heine, Goran Dominioni, Arne Pieters & Susanne Gaede
Beatriz Martinez, Romera, Dirk Heine, Goran Dominioni, Arne Pieters & Susanne Gaede. They proposed a mechanism for internalizing marine emissions that combines charging a levy on emissions from international maritime shipping, with a fuel levy on fuel consumption by domestic shipping.
Vijnana Bharati proposed, a national campaign on energy conservation and renewable energy in Indian schools that is working towards building a network of energy ambassadors. The campaign already has support from the Indian government, and is well on its way to fostering a more environmentally-aware generation of Indians.
The Solar Dollar is a currency for the people: to be issued as a reward for climate mitigation and financed by Green Quantitative Easing.
Use positive messages and small incentives to mobilize citizens and private/government organizations to combat climate change.
A revenue neutral, steadily rising fee on GHG emissions will steer the economy to a clean energy future and establish US climate leadership.
Local prioritization and testing of adaptation practices supported by a collaborative mapping tool will out scale lessons learned globally.
Build a full size 3D Printed Hempcrete Structure to demonstrate Hemp/3D Printing as a sustainable alternative to traditional construction.
Synthetic fuel produced by solar harvesting ships can accelerate the transition to renewable energy by obviating an infrastructure overhaul.
Distribute Plug & Play solar panels to home owners, and apartment renters to make clean energy on site where you use it.
The Tidal Pump, now at proof of concept, aims to shift large volumes of liquid in the ocean at lowest possible cost using new technology.
The SunSaluter is a low-cost solar panel rotator which boosts efficiency by 30% and produces four liters of clean drinking water each day!
Molecular Imprinted Polymers present a unique opportunity to make inexpensive materials that selectivly bind to and filter pollutants.
Removing inefficiencies of industrial innovation by facilitating collaborations and accelerating R&D solutions toward earlier adoption.
Using green economic growth to create scalable, replicable financial incentives for the sustainable management of forest landscapes.
Bamboo grows in most soils, environments, climate with minimal tillage, input, care and naturally purifies the air we breathe.
It's 2050 and your granddaughter, Ohno, is suffering. Your climate action today will change her world and transform her life for the better.
National level campaign on energy conservation and renewable energy in Indian schools, aimed at building a network of Energy Ambassadors
Establishing a low-cost air quality sensor network in Kigali, Rwanda with publicly accessible data empowering the public and policies.
Making polluters pay for climate damage caused by maritime emissions by overcoming avoidance, legal, data and global coordination issues.
Low-carbon cities can be engineered and built today for livability, sustainability, resiliency, energy-efficiency and affordability
fulFILL aims to combat the waste epidemic by revolutionizing the way we consume common household products.
Using Nualgi to grow Diatoms is the most economical and sustainable solution to sewage treatment,growing fish and fuel and sequester carbon.
The GHG Rescue Project seeks to buy segregated waste from households in Accra, Ghana and sell it to Recycling Companies.
Prepare for climate change and apply regional drought information in the Pamirs by linking climate science with human ecological calendars.
Anticipate and adapt to changing phenological patterns in the Pamir Mtns through the use of historical and contemporary biodiversity data.
Traditional knowledge, participatory science, and modern data analytics to create climate- smart, farm-scale agricultural body calendars
SUFI provides an integrated hub that sustainably manages the urban energy-water-food nexus in an era of climate change.
The Loop transit system is a fleet of fare-based passenger vehicles that travel planned route within city limits on a continuous schedule.
Manage and Control Carbon Emission biggies, energy use and transportation choices with CarbonGobbler. While saving money too.
Electricity at the lowest societal cost by optimizing techno-economic, environmental and health impacts of electricity infrastructure growth.
Highly replicable solution for Latin America reality based on local energy interaction strategy to create a win-win network to GHG reduction.
Design strategies to improve resilience of Chinaâ€™s rural towns. Envisioning harmonious relationship between the rural and urban environments.
The use of Biogas energy from animal waste is a sustainable source of energy to meet the domestic energy demands for cooking and lighting.
A smart energy audit on consumersâ€™ phones displaying their real time electricity consumption, wastage sources n tips to reduce energy use.
Designing an oasis in the heat island of Cambridge.
FIGHT urban heat island effect like a forest. Capture water, filter light, and evaporate to keep cool.
Apply ancient Roman invention (the velarium) imbedded w/thin-film solar cells above urban hot spots to disrupt heat island effect.
Lighten all municipal parking lot surface temps with white paint & healthy tree boats
Depave driveways to decrease urban heating!