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Climathon Glasgow – Developing Sustainable Food Systems

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Tontine Building

20 Trongate

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G1 5ES

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How can Glasgow develop a more sustainable, climate resilient and low carbon food system for its citizens?

2050 Climate Group and Glasgow City Council are joining forces on this exciting event which aims come up with solutions to this question in an innovative and stimulating way in the form of a "Climate Hackathon"-a "Climathon" if you will. This Climathon will be a form of creative problem solving at an event where people come together to come up with solutions to a defined problem.

Food systems are one of the largest global contributors to greenhouse gas emissions but equally are vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The food-related carbon footprint of a city is huge, from food production to packaging, transportation and consumption. Because of this, cities like Glasgow are contributing to our changing climate. There are many ways to reduce the impact of our food system, even small changes can have a positive effect locally and beyond.

Climate change and weather impacts in Scotland and elsewhere can also severely affect food distribution chains, with knock on impacts on availability and price of basic food staples. This will in turn impact disproportionately those most vulnerable in our society.

This Climathon event will explore this topic and give you the opportunity to take action on climate change and create grassroots solutions.

We are looking for people of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge - as long as you have enthusiasm to take part and contribute to with novel ideas that have the potential to become reality. There will be lots of support for those unfamiliar with Hackathons and plenty of inspiration via 'Pecha Kucha' style talks; idea storming; and energising activities!

We will provide lots of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to fuel your brains throughout the event and will close with a networking and drinks reception.

Indicative Programme:

  • Breakfast & Registration
  • Welcome and Aim of Day
  • Pecha Kucha talks on topics related to Climathon challenge
  • Innovation and Hacking Briefing
  • Idea Storming
  • Lunch
  • Further hacking time (including fun breakout activities)
  • Pitching training
  • Dinner
  • Pitching to judges
  • Keynote speech
  • Networking and drinks reception.

Get your tickets quick - limited spots available! If you can no longer make the event, please cancel your ticket so we can avoid food waste/offer your space to others.

This is a collaborative event between the 2050 Climate Group Leaders Network volunteers and Glasgow City Council. The 2050 Climate Group Leaders Network is a network for alumni from our flagship Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP) as well as 2050 Climate Group volunteers and board members. The network provides opportunities for members to connect with one another and keep in touch. Activities are held throughout Scotland on a regular basis and provide members with opportunities to socialise, network, exchange knowledge and information and seek out further personal development.

Travel Fund

2050 Climate Group have some funds set aside to reduce barriers to participation for individuals who might not be able to attend our events otherwise. To be eligible, individuals must be living in Scotland, be between the ages of 18-35 and already have a ticket for this event. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis and we reserve the right to close applications at any time. If you need financial assistance to attend this event, please read the additional information and complete the application form here.


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Timings

The event will run from 9am-9pm as typically Hackathons involve a single sprint to come up with solutions to the challenge. The evening reception will begin at approximately 6/7pm-timings TBC. If you can only attend in the evening please select the 'Evening Reception Ticket' option.

What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?

Tontine is located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City less than a 10 minute walk from Argyle Street and High Street train stations. Argyle and Buchanan Street subway stations as well as various bus links are located nearby. 2050 Climate Group encourage you to use active travel and public transport methods. Tronite offer bike storage spaces.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please send an email to contact@2050.scot with 'Hackathon event' in the subject line.

Dietary requirements

If you have any dietary requirements, please send an email to contact@2050.scot with ''Hackathon event-Dietary requirements' in the subject line. Note the whole day will be catered vegan so only inform us of dietary requirements other than vegan.

Quiet Space

We will ensure there is a designated 'quiet space' for anyone who would like to take a break/step out at any point during the event.

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility requirements, please send an email to contact@2050.scot with ''Hackathon event-Accessibility' in the subject line. There is a lift to get up the building stairs the venue has accessible bathrooms.

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United Kingdom

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