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Crowds and Climate Conference

  • Stratton Student Center, MIT (map)

Climate change is a global issue with local repercussions. Many of us want to help find a solution but the problem can seem too big to impact. MIT’s Climate CoLab is changing that by hosting an online platform where people can work with experts and each other to tackle over 20 climate-related challenges. If you want to be a part of the solution, join us for a series of highly collaborative problem-solving sessions at the Climate CoLab’s annual Crowds and Climate conference.

Inspired by the open source sensibility, the Climate CoLab ( is a quickly-growing global community of over 35,000, where people propose, collaborate on and support ideas via an online contest platform, which surfaces high-impact solutions across a variety of topics. The objective: to harness the worldwide collective intelligence of thousands to address global climate change, tacking the whole spectrum of climate issue, from reducing emissions from transportation, to shifting attitudes and behavior, to urban and rural resilience, to putting a price on carbon. Contest winners will present their proposals, and highly interactive sessions allow participants, experts and winners to work together to both develop new approaches and to move winning ideas into action.

More information here.

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