‘Solution Search’ crowdsources natural disaster solutions

Conservation organization Rare is offering $25,000 for the idea that will best help communities prepare for calamities. 

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When the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Harry Paulson team up to judge a contest, you know it’s legit.

The global conservation organization Rare is seeking to raise awareness for disaster preparedness and is giving away $25,000 for the best idea that could help a community prepare for natural calamities.

Rare is using its “Solution Search” tool, where organizations can submit their ideas to reduce risks from weather-related disasters, along with other preservation solutions.

Cantore and Paulson will join four other high-profile dudes (what, no women can judge disaster preparedness?) to help determine a winner.

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