November 1st: Abstracts due
November 4th- November 8th: Crowd discuss of abstracts on Facebook
November 15th: Submit revised abstracts
November 18th: Announcement of project ideas
November 18th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project
March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project
March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss on Facebook
March 25th: Winners announced!
$4,000 1st Prize
$2,500 2nd Prize
$500 Crowd vote
$500 Critic Award
Share the Challenge
The following ideas were submitted by early adopters in a previous round of the Innovate to Mitigate challenge:
- Miniaturized “scrubbers” that remove dissolved CO2 from ocean water
- “Wave generators” that work horizontally not vertically for use in rivers
- Using recycled tubing and solar focusing to create biochar more efficiently
This Promising Ideas section should give you an idea of what's possible, and hopefully can spark new ideas of your own!
Australian community pushing for solar thermal power
Port Augusta, Australia is working towards replacing their coal-fire power plant with a stand-alone solar thermal plant. This is both an advance in solar power, and a new example of a community taking action on climate change!
Six Foods has developed tortilla chips made out of crickets
This company has developed food made from insects that looks and tastes just like one of America's favorite snack foods. They're high in protein, low in fat (for chips), and good for the environment!
New contract means wind-powered trains in the Netherlands
The Netherlands' largest train operator has signed a contract with a large European wind energy corporation to power all of their trains - enough power to run Amsterdam for a year - off of wind energy, and they're going to do it by 2018!
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