Climate Hack-To-Action: Unlocking a Low Carbon Future

Climate Hack-to-Action: Unlocking a Low Carbon Future
The introductory slide for the presentation from Team Ease, who placed first in the competition.
A group photo of the students from Richmond Green High School, who participated in Climate Hack-to-Action.
Presented by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Government of Ontario
Logo for TD Bank
Logos for the DMZ, the Ryerson University Centre for Urban Energy, Project Neutral, ThinkFresh Group, The Goods, CivicAction, SoJo, the SocialVentures Zone, Ecobee, and Vert Catering

April 7 – 9, 2016
DMZ, Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario  

The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change are teaming up with passionate Ontarians to generate new approaches to one of the biggest challenges our society is facing- climate change.

Canadian households have a direct or indirect impact on 45% of Canada’s carbon emissions. From the lighting and heating in our homes to our transportation choices, Ontarians have the ability to make big impacts by making small changes to their daily habits. Climate Hack-to-Action will help unlock Ontario’s low carbon future by supporting the development of innovative solutions that empower people to make low carbon choices and reduce their carbon footprints.

During the 48-hour hackathon, participants will form multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with policy experts, community leaders, and entrepreneurs to accelerate impactful and scalable solutions. The hackathon will culminate with a Pitch Competition, during which teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The most successful pitches will be recognized at the awards ceremony and the winning teams will receive prizes.

Click here for contest rules and regulations.

The Challenge Question:
“What challenges do people face in making low carbon choices? How might we empower people to instinctively reduce their carbon footprint?”

Who should get involved?
Inventive and innovative minds, young, old, and in between. Individuals who think creatively about big problems and thrive when working collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds. Participants do not have to be experts in climate change or environmental issues. We are looking to engage participants with the following skills:

Analysts and Content Experts
Data Analysts
Policy Analysts
Subject Matter Experts
Communications Specialists
Ethnographers, Economists, and Scientists
Artistic Catalysts
Marketing Professionals
Project Gurus
Business Strategists
Project Managers

To secure your spot, register now.

Facilitators, Mentors, Speakers and Judges
Throughout the 48-hour Climate Hack-to-Action, an amazing group of facilitators, mentors, speakers and judges will be on hand. They will provide teams with inspiration, strategic guidance, and feedback on solutions.

Click here to see the full list.