The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence has developed this crowdsourcing platform where citizens work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change.
The Climate CoLab is partnering with GlobalGiving to offer custom training and concierge access to GlobalGiving's CrowdFunding community. If you are a Climate CoLab participant and would like to apply to join GlobalGiving, please click here.
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The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the second largest barrier reef in the world and it has a great biodiversity. Coral reefs are very delicate environments that are currently becoming increasingly threatened all over the world due to Coastal developments, pollution and hurricanes, just a few of the threats that are putting this beautiful ecosystem in danger. In the Quintana Roo state, several NGOs are working on policies towards protecting and preserving the reef.
The controlled environment provided by an aquaponics greenhouse solves obstacles to food production caused by climate change in El Salvador, including a proliferation of pests and irregular rainfall. Amun Shea students will benefit from nutritious meals at school, as well as from learning to manage scalable aguaponics production for home and small business application. Their current experience in fish farming and vegetable growing will be combined in this proactive solution to food production.
In Kenya, severe and frequent drought triggered by climate change is devastating rural families. People whose livelihoods depend on the land are left with nothing as their animals perish and their crops wither away. Families are going hungry. MADRE and the Indigenous Information Network are training Indigenous women to confront the impacts of climate change by conserving resources and adapting local ways of life.