Spotlight 2021

How can we activate 100'000 people for the climate?

In the summer of 2021, we launched the first Clima Now Spotlight call. The goal was to find ideas that would motivate as many people as possible to take climate-positive action. The projects were to answer the question, "How we activate 100,000 people for the climate?"

Over 150 ideas were submitted, 30 were selected by the expert jury and seven were voted into the final by the community. On December 9, 2021, the finalists presented their ideas live on stage at the Spotlight Pitch Night at KOSMOS Zurich.

The winning projects 2021

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Our Jury 2021

Portrait of Céline Fallet
Céline Fallet Managing Director wemakeit

Céline Fallet is a Swiss crowdfunding pioneer, creator, new work enthusiast and lecturer. As managing director of the crowdfunding platform wemakeit and founder of the crowd investing platform oomnium, she enables a wide variety of projects to be realized and to build a sustainable community.


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Nora Wilhelm Co-Founder collaboratio helvetica

Nora Wilhelm is an activist, social extrapreneur and co-founder of collaboratio helvetica, an initiative that catalyzes systemic change towards more sustainability and common good in Switzerland. She has been recognized by the Swiss government, the UN and Forbes 30 under 30, among others.


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Thomas Vellacott CEO WWF Switzerland

Thomas Vellacott has been CEO of WWF Switzerland since 2012. Prior to that, first as Head of Corporate Relations, and from 2003 as Head of Programs and Member of the Executive Board, he was responsible for the conception and implementation of WWF Switzerland's national and international environmental protection work until he became Deputy CEO in 2007.


Portrait of Laurène Descamps
Laurène Descamps Project Leader Impact Hub

Laurène Descamps is passionate about bottom-up climate innovation. At Impact Hub Zurich, she leads the Circular Economy Transition initiative, which aims to accelerate the transition to a resource-light Swiss economy. She also leads Climathon Zurich and is an ambassador for the global Climathon movement.


Portrait of Martin Meili
Martin Meili Chairman of the Foundation Board Clima Now

In 1970, as an exchange student in the USA, Martin Meili took part on the first Earth Day and was already confronted with the problems of climate change and the "point of no return". With his commitment to Clima Now, he wants to ensure that suitable solutions are finally promoted, and proper measures are taken.

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Bettina Kahlert Team Leader myclimate

Bettina Kahlert works as team leader for efficiency consulting at myclimate. She has extensive experience in the areas of sustainability and environmental management, strategic sustainable development, integrated carbon offset measures/services and awareness-raising measures.

Our Spotlight Partner 2021

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WWF Switzerland

WWF is committed to biodiversity and sustainable resource use in over 100 countries. WWF's goal is to stop the global destruction of the environment and to shape a future in which people and nature live in harmony.

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One Planet Lab

One Planet Lab designs and shows paths to the world of tomorrow. Towards a future in which we only consume as many resources as our planet can provide. To go this path, people find support at One Planet Lab. Through knowledge and networking, pioneers are helped to implement and develop projects.

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