THE NETHERLANDS – BAS needs your vote for the MIT Climate CoLab Challenge!

Dear friends,

Imagine a neighborhood where nobody has to pay for their energy bill. Imagine a community that sustains its own energy needs, not needing to rely on any external fossil fuel. Imagine the vast amount of resources that would be made available through this independence. Imagine the amount of sustainable human, social and financial capital available to communities to ensure they can develop themselves, educate themselves, and create true sustainable value for all!

Seven years ago I had a dream of a disruptive new business, an ‘inverse energy company’ that would render existing fossil fuel suppliers obsolete. Four years BAS (Beneficial to All Stakeholders) was founded and we started to materialize this dream together with a few great people. Right now we have grown to a team of around 30 fantastic persons that all chose to spend their days and many nights to fulfill their wish for a world running on clean energy. Together we have developed our first product: the Path to Zero. The Path to Zero ensures your own personal transition to energy independence at a fixed monthly fee, similar to your current energy supply contract, without any hassle. Basically, you become independent of fossil fuels by clicking “yes”. We are now successfully implementing the Path to Zero for many businesses and an increasing number of households, and have decided to take it all one step further:

Our plan is bring entire cities around the world to energy independence and we will do this on three levels: carbon neutrality, energy neutrality and energy cost neutrality. With this plan we have been selected as a finalist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab Challenge in two separate categories: Creating Public Demand for Green Buildings and Energy Supply. More than 600 proposals are submitted to the challenge every year with only a handful reaching the finals.

So we’ve done our part and now we would like your help to do yours. Vote for us so that we can win the challenge and present our plan at the MIT Conference in November. This will give us a global forum and will enable us to make individual buildings, households, neighborhoods, communities and eventually cities independent of fossil fuels. Help us in making this world a better place not only for our generation however for generations to come. All we ask of you is to follow these three simple steps:

1) Register on the MIT CoLab website by clicking on the following link –http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/loginregister?redirect=%2Fhome. You can also sign-in using your facebook account

2) Vote for our proposal: Path To Zero – Transforming energy inefficient buildings to green buildings – by clicking on the following linkhttp://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300403/planId/1307702. You can click on the Vote for Proposal button

3) Vote for our proposal: Path To Zero – Energy Supply – by clicking on the following link http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300201/planId/1307701. You can click on the Vote for Proposal button.

We request you to ensure that you Vote for Us in the coming few days. Every vote counts and we appreciate your support and your trust and belief in us. Our ambition is to change the world and we thank you for joining us on this journey.

With kind regards and many thanks! Arash Aazami


The Climate CoLab is a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence in collaboration with many other organizations

The Climate CoLab is a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence in collaboration with many other organizations


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