Climathon Comes to Wellington for 24 Hours

16 June 2015

A global Climathon is being held in Wellington hosted by Wellington City Council and Victoria University. The event is a 24 hour hackathon to super charge projects and people working on climate change ideas.

The event, in conjunction with European organisation Climate-kic, is part of a series of global missions to develop the best ideas (winners will present them in December at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, COP21) and kick-start and support Wellington based climate initiatives.

Hosted by SBN members the Wellington City Council and Victoria University of Wellington, and delivered by Enspiral, the hackathon is a fast paced beacon of collaboration and challenges that pushes people to learn and develop new skills. The Climathon is open to anybody (it’s a free event) and is being held in the Student Association building at Vic Uni on 19th and 20th June.

Designed to support Wellington, three projects will be funded for five months on the ‘Road To Paris’ leading to the global climate summit. Funded projects will have tailored support and mentorship as well as quality connections to local, national and international advisors to take the project to the next level.

If you’ve got a project, a new idea or want to collaborate, join the Climathon and help put Wellington on the global stage. Wellington City Council has worked to bring smart transport to life, on cycle ways, and led initiatives to reduce energy use city wide. Victoria University has committed to divesting from fossil fuels. Enspiral is a social enterprise that uses collaboration, digital, creative, innovation, capacity building and business services to bring about a thriving society.