The Keeling Curve Prize 2019 will award excellence for ten projects in five categories that reduce, eliminate, and/or increase uptake of greenhouse gas emissions.Winning projects may include advancing innovation, tools and techniques for improved systems, materials and design enhancements, as well as strategies and actions that lead to reversing emissions. These projects may be specialized or simple, but ultimately, they improve and decarbonize our lives. We encourage your application if your project uniquely addresses an unresolved challenge, or is a novel development. The categories are designed to encourage a broad spectrum of applicants working along many different angles and stages in the following areas:
SOCIAL & CULTURAL IMPACTS
Projects in this category are changing the way people think about and act on human impact on the habitability of the planet. They are trying to answer the question: what does it take, socially and culturally, to develop beyond fossil fuels? As the availability of solutions expands, how do we close the gap in human behavior and implementation?These projects are influencing consumption, policy, international relations, and cultural norms. They encourage individuals, communities, businesses, and governments to function with, and promote high regard for the quality of life for all, both now and in the future.
Keywords: education, curriculum, journalism, cultural/behavioral influence, consumer habits, climate campaigns, policy changes, regulation, removing cultural barriers