Help MIT’s Climate CoLab and initiatives from around the world that are making a difference in tackling climate change. Your contribution will directly support the 2014 Climate CoLab Conference, where top expert-nominated solutions submitted from around the world will move from idea to action.
MIT’s Climate CoLab is a web platform with over 30,000 members that seeks to crowdsource creative, practical ideas to address climate change. The community includes some of the world’s leading scientific experts on climate change as well as business people, policy makers, NGO officials, students and thousands of concerned citizens who want to make a difference.
Members of this community met face-to-face for the first time at the initial Climate CoLab conference at MIT in November 2013. More than 300 people attended in person, and another 500 participated on line. The teams that generated the top ideas in the 2013 Climate CoLab contests had an opportunity to present their work to policymakers, executives, investors, and officials from the non-profit world—and one Grand Prize winner was awarded $10,000. The reviews from last year’s conference were stellar, and we hope to make this year’s event even better. But we need your help!
Pictured above is the 2013 Grand Prize winning team from the University of Calgary.
What your gifts will do
The 2014 Climate CoLab Conference will allow the Climate CoLab community members who contributed the most innovative and creative ideas an opportunity to present their ideas to experts and potential implementers. The conference is where ideas developed in our on-line platform go offline and get shared with people who can make things happen.
Your contribution will help support expenses of the conference, including:
- Broadcasting the event live to a large online audience and recording it so it can be viewed later by those who couldn’t access it live;
- Supporting scholarships for students to attend.
On the right hand column of this page you will find different support levels and the perks that come with them. If you’re not able to support the project financially, help us by spreading the word about the conference and our fundraising efforts to your colleagues and networks.
Thank you in advance for your support!