Climathon 2017

Posted on: Monday, 9 October 2017 at 1:01:03 PM

Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017.

This year the Town of Bassendean will host the event on behalf of Perth.

To get register go to www.climathon.climate-kic.org/bassendean to join us on 27 October.

Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.

Now its third year of operation, the Climathon movement has grown tremendously over the past two years, encouraging more innovators across the globe to drive climate action.

Climathon has grown from 19 to 59 cities in the space of a year, operating across 6 continents, creating over 2330 ideas and reaching 16.8 million people worldwide in 2016.

People around the world  like you are putting their heads togethor for 24 hours. The challenge is to explore innovative ideas for sustainable business, technology solutions, community behaviour and other insights on local renewable energy production in the Town of Bassendean.

Australian cities, towns and shires are at risk form worsening climate impacts, such as floods, water scarcity and extreme heatwaves. Meanwhile, urban populations are major contributors to climate change, producing around three- quarters of the worlds greenhouse gas emissions from activities such as heating, cooling and lighting buildings, transportation and industrial activities.

Cities and towns have a significant role to play in tackling climate change by becoming more energy efficient, increasing reliance on renewable energy and moving to more sustainable modes of transport. ALready investments in renewable energy worth  millions of dollars are being rolled out across Australia by businesses, local councils and community groups.

This Climathon challenge aims to develop ideas for how the residents, businesses and community in the Town of Bassendean can contribute to Australia's climate change target to reduce emissions by 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030 through innovative renewable energy practices. This challenge also supports the objectives in the Town of Bassendean's Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027.

To get register go to www.climathon.climate-kic.org/bassendean to join us on 27 October.

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