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Time for Change. Be the Change!

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The impact of climate change is happening faster, harder, and more severe than we predicted. The importance of taking immediate action towards climate change should be a priory on everyone’s agenda.

Climathon is a city-based program that offers a clear pathway to action and interaction – an opportunity for cities and citizens to co-create local ideas to shared climate challenges.

At the core of the program is an ideathon powered by local organizers; the people who know their cities and climate challenges the best.

Climathons are happening all over the world and you are welcome to participate!

Climathon in the World

145
cities
56
countries
6
continents
6000+
partecipants

Climathon in Ticino

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The first edition of the Climathon that we as Impact Hub Ticino organized, took place in 2019 at Mendrisio and focused on the city challenge of heat islands.

We joined Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich, and gathered around 40 participants, who were then divided into 6 groups.

Result? Six projects got presented at the end of 24 hours and one winner was chosen: the Eden project, promoters of urban gardens. Those gardens are strategically located in the city to combat the phenomenon of localized heat, and at the same time grow healthy produce.

This year, we just hosted a Digital Climathon on 13-14th November and the goal is to make this a recurring yearly event.

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