Climate Innovators - Create real solutions to your city’s climate challenge, take action in your city!
How will you benefit from Climathon?
- Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
- Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
- Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
- Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
- Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!
Application Deadline: 25th October, 2017
Vision 2023 – metamorphosis. Choosing our futures. Out of the present, creating new and sustainable Bangor Global City ecosystems.
The Bangor Global City Challenge 2017 is for Climathon participants to ideate, create, develop and pitch innovative and sustainable solutions that address local climate change and ecosystem problems and opportunities. 24 hours to work in small teams and devise sustainable wealth creating business and community start-up initiatives – products, services or collaborative/partnership models to transform our socio-economic ecosystems.
‘May you live in interesting times’, says the old Chinese curse….and we do. 2017. A world pregnant with problems and opportunities. Our Climathon challenge – to find elegant, congruent and sustainable solutions that increase the wealth of the whole ecosystem. To take an Innovation Journey that sensitively transforms Bangor Global City - from caterpillar > pupa > butterfly.
Bangor Global City – coastal city, probably the key urban centre for North West Wales, premier division University City, a gloriously multi-cultural city; A city that thinks global; acts local: a city with an innovative entrepreneurial bent; a city surrounded by the kind of beauty and stunning alpine scenery that merits Lonely Planet’s assertion that North Wales is the 4th best place to visit on the planet.
Bangor Global City is a network hub in a multitude of interconnected ecosystems. Urban and rural, alpine, agricultural, hill farming, tourism, adrenalin sports, education, technology, arts and craft et al. These ecosystems are the focus of the Climathon Challenge. ‘Green economics’ would characterise Bangor as a city in danger of being partially submerged, at some time, given sea level rise predictions – so, opportunities to reduce negative impacts to our local ecosystems. Ove Jakobsen’s proposition of ‘Transformative Ecological Economics’, would characterise it as a city of potential - opportunities to increase positive impacts, in tune with our local ecosystems. Bangor Global City, connected to an energised and ignited Wales, connected to global and local network hubs and nodes; with boundless potential – increasing the development of positive, ecosystem-sensitive innovations to products, services and organising systems. Our challenge will encourage solutions to both positions. Bangor Global City Climathon challenge is a 24 hour continuous event. A purposely challenging marathon for the all-important development of climate change solutions. Hosted by the UK’s first formal networking centre, TŷGG (Tŷ Gwydr Greenhouse), Bangor High Street, LL57 1AX, the Climathon will take place from 09.00 - 19.00 on Friday 27th October, 2017.
If you have any queries about the Climathon please contact:
Tŷ Gwydr Greenhouse Ltd (TyGG). Established in 1984 as a Limited Company with charitable aims and objectives.
Described by Osmond and Graham's book, 'Alternatives' as the first formal networking centre in the UK. Purposely set up on Bangor's High Street to be a positive and action-oriented force for sustainable change. TyGG goals: Community development, raising awareness and positive action for environmental and climate change issues, Women's empowerment, Body, mind and spirit - complementary health and wellbeing, Data and information, proactive networking, arts, crafts and music, business and community incubation, co-working spaces, resources etc
Co-Working space, Ty Gwydr Greenhouse (TyGG), 1 Trevelyan Terrace, High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1AX, Wales, UK