Climate Change Needs Behavior Change

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Are you using creative approaches to changing behaviors in order to tackle climate change?

Have you helped people adopt more sustainable lifestyles and lower their carbon footprint?

Rare, Conservation International, National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, The United Nations Development Programme and the World Wildlife Fund are teaming up on a global search to identify successful efforts that are inspiring and enabling people to change the way they consume – the way they cook, eat, dispose of waste, purchase goods, travel, and more.

Submit your efforts to the Solution Search contest for the chance to win $25,000, gain international exposure, and expand your potential partner and donor networks!

Visit: to apply by August 7, 2018.

An early entry prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the best entry received by June 1, 2018.

What people eat, what they buy and what they use contributes directly to climate change. In just eight months, humans consume what the earth can sustainably produce in a single year. Nearly two-thirds of global emissions are linked to both direct and indirect forms of human consumption. Promoting sustainable behaviors holds enormous potential for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the Earth on which we all depend.

Climate change needs behavior change.
What could these solutions look like? Strategies and efforts that apply behavior change insights to inspire and enable people to:
- Increase plant-rich diets
- Reduce end-user waste
- Increase adoption of clean cookstoves
- Increase demand for products such as locally-grown staple trees and plants, crops grown through regenerative or conservation agriculture, kelp or certified sustainable wood
- Reduce consumption of energy, water or relevant products, such as paper or cotton
- And otherwise reduce greenhouse gas emitting behaviors amongst individuals, households and communities

By participating in Solution Search, you not only have the chance of winning funding and international recognition for your efforts – you can also change the world.

Help us demonstrate that just as people are the cause of environmental challenges, they are also the solution. Submit an entry, or if you know of someone doing great work, you can nominate them.

Visit: today!


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