Adelaide’s Climathon: Creating a climate neutral city

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016. 

In Adelaide the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin Friday 28th October 5:30pm and finish 24-hours later, Saturday 29th October 5:30pm. It is organised by Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide City Council and hosted by The University of Adelaide to create new solutions to combat waste issues in the CBD, ridership on public transport and green building solutions.

Applications for the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Climathon-2016 are now open, find the application at http://adelaidesustainability.org/

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The Challenge

The challenge of the Adelaide Climathon will be to make a tangible contribution to aspirations of the city to become ‘Climate Neutral’. The event will be supported by the South Australian State Government in collaboration with the University of Adelaide and will be organised and moderated by a team of students dedicated to sustainability. The State Government has nominated a number of themes to be of focus for the Climathon as follows:

  1. Reducing food waste in the CBD, 
  2. Reducing packaging waste in the CBD (particularly coffee cups and plastic bottles), 
  3. Substantially increasing the uptake of green building options in the CBD, and 
  4. Increasing ridership of public transport. 

Pitching to expert judges

The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.

Partners

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.

The Adelaide City Council

The Council envisions the City to be a vibrant, populous and sustainable Capital City built upon Adelaide’s heritage and lifestyle. Council’s Strategic Plan strives to create and support a dynamic, diverse and growing City, yet one which values its unique heritage.

The University of Adelaide (Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialisation Centre and the Adelaide Sustainability Association)

The University of Adelaide is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia and is associated with five Nobel laureates, 104 Rhodes scholars.

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