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News | 18 March 2021

Climathon explores climate change solutions

Climathon is back in Te Whanganui-a-tara for a fifth year, and once again participants have just 24 hours to come up with a solution to support climate change.

Image of competitors at Climathon Challenge

This year’s event focuses on three climate challenges – waste, transport and food systems – chosen for their impact and urgency for Wellington. 

Climathon kicks-off this Friday night with a welcome from Wellington City Councillor Tamatha Paul, Climate Change Portfolio Lead.  

“Wellington City Council is proud to be an ongoing supporter of Climathon because the ideas and projects which have come from this event have not only contributed to emissions reductions in real time, but have also improved the lifestyles of Wellingtonians from all different walks of life.” 

During the 24-hour event participants form teams around an idea, validate and test these ideas and then pitch to a panel of judges who award prizes, specifically chosen to help take their idea to the next level.  

Councillor Laurie Foon, one of this year’s judges, was previously the Wellington Manager for the Sustainable Business Network and is committed to supporting and sharing knowledge with any business wanting to balance its impact on communities and the environment.  

Previous Climathon success stories in Wellington include Reusabowl, RefillNZ, The Tiny Plastic Factory and Collaborate. 

When: 5pm Friday, 19 March – 6pm Saturday, 20 March 2021  

Where: Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington 

Who: All welcome 

Cost: Free, but please grab a ticket Select Tickets | Climathon Wellington 2021 | Humanitix 

Want to know more: Check out Climathon FAQs