May 31, 2013
At MIT’s Climate CoLab you can work with people from all over the world to develop ideas for what we can actually do about climate change. If you submit one of the winning ideas, you’ll be able to present it to the media, government officials, business executives, and scientists at an MIT conference on September 17-18, where a grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded. Even if you don’t have new ideas yourself, you can help improve other people’s ideas and support the ones you find most promising. Current contests address low-carbon energy, building efficiency, adaptation, geoengineering, and many other topics. Entries are due May 31.Can crowdsourcing save the planet? Join the crowd and find out .
July 15, 2013
Under the guest editorship of Richard Matthew, PhD (Director, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs and Professor, Planning, Policy and Design, University of California Irvine), Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice is dedicating part of issue 25(4) to exploring the linkages between climate change and peace. This special issue seeks papers that explore the real and potential linkages between climate change and peace. Is developing this linkage desirable, or should the peace community be wary of it? Is there a new nexus for peace that must focus on the complex relationships among climate, food, water, and energy? Should climate change become an explicit focus of peacebuilding and humanitarian operations? If climate change is ignored, is peace at risk? Interested writers should submit essays (2500-3500 words) and 1-2 line bios to Peace Review no later than July 15, 2013. Essays should be jargon- and footnote-free, although we will run Recommended Readings. Please refer to the Submission Guidelines http://alumni.usfca.edu/redirect.aspx?linkID=27678&eid=181970.