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Submit your ideas for solving climate change to the "Fix the Planet" Campaign
Apr 29th, 2019

Do you have an idea for solving climate change? Innovation360 and Innovation Global Network are hosting a global idea campaign to collect ideas for solving our biggest challenges with imagination and innovation. No idea is too big or small.

 

 

Some problems seem so big that we just give up. Climate change is that kind of a problem, however, like many of the problems we see in our work, it’s not going away. We have to face it. We have to break it down to solve it. Breaking things down into small, measurable steps is what we help people do, so it’s the kind of challenge we are trained to face as innovation specialists. 

 

Fixing the planet might seem daunting, but the alternative is also pretty grim. By 2050, if population growth and consumption habits remain unchanged, we will need 3 planet Earths to maintain our current system. We are not on a sustainable course.

 

We all are starting to see the impact climate can have upon on ecosystems and our communities. The rich biodiversity of our Earth is threatened by rising temperatures and rapidly changing conditions, and no place is isolated from the results.

 

The difference of just a half degree can mean the survival of critical species and allow us to cope with the pace of change without rolling back centuries of progress.

 

Keeping global warming at a manageable level means making real changes at almost every level of society. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, known as the IPCC, released their report last October and it cautioned that humanity must make rapid and unprecedented changes to all facets of society within the next 11 years to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C (2.7°F) and mitigate the most devastating effects of climate change. 

 

Change is coming, one way or another.

 

Imagining a world so profoundly different from our own requires a special act of imagination. No single idea alone has the power to affect change on this scale.

 

And, if two minds are better than one, then how about twenty minds? Or two hundred? What about a million minds from all over the world, from different walks of life, each bringing their own perspective?

 

Being able to ideate like that is a relatively new thing. Crowdsourcing only really became practical when mobile devices and fast Wi-Fi became freely available. Now we can collaborate with anyone, anywhere and that’s opened up all kinds of new possibilities.

 

Fix the Planet represents one of these new possibilities – a global ideation campaign bringing AI-driven analytics together with human creativity to solve the world’s toughest challenges.

 

You can learn more and submit your ideas by going to https://fix-the-planet.com/.

 

You can also learn more by participating in the next free Innovation Leaders Online Networking Event on May 16 at 12:00-1:30 pm EDT.  Julia Doria, Commercial Officer and Co-Founder at Innovation360 will introduce the origin and critical significance of the Fix the Planet campaign. This session covers both technology’s role in climate change and how individuals can make a difference through collaboration on world-changing ideas.

 

If you currently are an Innovation Leader Member of the Innovation Global Network, register for this free Event here.

 

If you currently are an Individual Basic Member of the Innovation Global Network and wish to participate in this free Event, click here for a free 30 day trial of the Innovation Leader Membership then register free here.

 

If you currently are not a Member of the Innovation Global Network and wish to participate in this free Event, click here for a free 30 day trial of the Innovation Leader Membership then log in and register free here.

 

 

 

 


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Comments (1)
Posted by: David Orlebeke  (US Partner  at The Jophiel Group ) on Apr 29th, 2019

I disagree with the premise of the challenge. We can not "fix" climate change - the Earth is going through another climate changing cycle. The issue should be how to create "personal and local community resliance and sustainability during climatic change". It's an issue of preventing mass migration of people from areas that now are undergoing drought/severe weather - to those of now milder/moderate climates - bacause the infrastrucuture and food production level will not be able to handle that mass influx. How do you retain livability and productivity - industrial, commercial, food security, etc. during rapid climatic change.
Arthur Fox replied to David Orlebeke  on Apr 29th, 2019

David, that is an interesting perspective.
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