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Got Climate Change Solutions? Enter to Win!

Got Climate Change Solutions? Enter to Win!

In the hills of Chiapas, Mexico, ranchers share innovations from one village to another to deal with longer dry seasons and mega-floods.

Against a backdrop of stronger hurricanes, bigger floods, heat and drought, innovators in communities around the world are exploring solutions to help people and communities thrive in the face of worsening extremes of climate.

And we need your help!

We want to reach out to academic institutions, local governments, non-profit organizations, and communities to encourage them to submit their best innovative projects to the Solution Search contest.† From today through July 19th, applicants can submit their entries and view other submissions. You can also nominate someone else.

Why nature, you ask? Seawalls and levees work, right?

Sure, they do. But adapting to climate change requires more than concrete. By bringing together science, local knowledge and innovative ideas, we can develop new ways to enable natural systems to help us secure our food, water and safety.

Ten finalists will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges, including snowboarder and climate activist Jeremy Jones, The New Yorker‘s Elizabeth Kolbert and Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The finalists will be announced in September on the contest website.

That’s where you come in again! The public will vote for the winning solution. The winner will receive $20,000 to help replicate their solution around the world.

The blog Planet Change will keep you posted on the contestís progress, and readers are encouraged to check www.solutionsearch.org beginning September 6th to vote for the solution they think is most likely to help people and nature adapt to climate change.

I canít wait to see what the world comes up with, can you?

Featured photo © Frank Lowenstein (Farmer to farmer outreach has helped spread innovations for climate adaptation in Chiapas.)

Frank Lowenstein is Climate Adaptation Strategy Leader for The Nature Conservancy. This post is adapted from a recent blog on Planet Change, devoted to enhancing the conversation on climate change and inspiring actions of all sizes. Opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Nature Conservancy.

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By Frank Lowenstein, The Nature Conservancy

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6:32PM PST on Feb 8, 2014

Thanks for sharing

6:18PM PST on Feb 8, 2014

thanks......education and hope......

11:27AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

Stop using those swirly type light bulbs. They contain mercury and are filling our landfills with contamination because people are too lazy to return them for proper disposal. grrrr

1:14PM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

10:44AM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

I love algal bio-diesel US Navy funds Algae Systems to get cost-competitive they expect in 2016 with petroleum--we need to get our too big to fail oil firms to mass produce and mass market it. Enhanced Geothermal Systems will be a good way to keep obsolete drilling rigs and frackers busy and out of mischief and produce base load electricity. We need to get most electricity from wind with about 10% each from solar and geothermal. We need to buy displaced fossil fuel as reserves to avoid letting it be burned.

8:48PM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

more war time to cleanse the planet of humans.

7:56AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

get those ideas rolling.

2:22AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

Stop icebreaker tourism.

2:03AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

Population control and revision of the definition for "development"! Now development just means more destruction and more turnover in balance sheet.

12:58AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

Over population is one problem.
Veganism is one solution amoung many others.

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