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Planetary Life Support Systems

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Our planet is facing unprecedented sustainability challenges to long-term sustainability. Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is partnering with NASA Ames Research Center on WEST 2014 Call for Solutions. 

For WEST 2014 Call for Solutions, SSV reached out to organizations and through focus groups sought to understand the barriers to implementing sustainable solutions. These problems were framed into Call for Solutions competition. 
There are 11 categories: Energy, Water, Behavior Change, Financial Model/Risk, Leadership, Transportation, Communication, Employee Engagement, Silo Busting – Silo Collaboration, Data Center/Facilities and Out of the Box. Each category, except for Out of the Box, comprises of a set of problems. 
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.



Enter Solutions - September 20, 2013 to Jan 31, 2014
Vote for Solutions - Feb 3, 2014 to Feb 28, 2014
Semi Finalist announcement March 6, 2014 ( at Microsoft, Silicon Valley Campus)
Showcase Conference - All day May 22, 2014