Planetary Life Support Systems
Life on Planet Earth is sustained by a web of interconnected systems.
The economy depends on a well-functioning society, providing rule of law, financial systems, infrastructure, education, culture, etc.
The society depends on a healthy environment providing clean air and water, productive soil, food, energy and materials for our “stuff”. Water and material inputs are recycled by nature.
Energy comes from the sun (even if it is stored as fossil fuels).
We seek your solutions to restore balance and health to the economic, social and environmental systems on which our civilization depends.
Our planet is facing unprecedented man-made challenges to long-term sustainability.
Sustainable Silicon Valley is partnering with NASA Ames Research Center on the Call
for Solutions. This is your opportunity to showcase your creative solution advancing global
sustainability. Your solution could be among those selected for special recognition and
awards. Enter your innovative solutions that can scale to have game-changing impact on
the sustenance of regional and global systems.
At the Showcase of Solutions on May 23, 2013 you can network with others who share
your passion and entrepreneurial spirit with a focus on global sustainability. Meet with
angel investors and VCs who are looking for investment opportunities in this sector.
Connect with others who have complementary solutions to find ways to address
systemic issues with greater impact. Receive the recognition your idea deserves!
Enter your idea now!
|Enter Solutions:||Oct 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2013|
|Expert Reviews for Solutions:||Feb 1, 2013 to Feb 22, 2013|
|Public Crowd-sourcing:||Feb 22, 2013 to April, 2013|
|Finalists Announced:||March 7, 2013 (evening event)|
|Showcase Conference:||All day May 23, 2013|