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Climathon: Long Beach

Join the International 24-hour Climate Action Hackathon!

Climathon FlyerClimathon is a global, 24-hour, climate change hackathon taking place in Long Beach and in over 230 major cities on 6 continents beginning on October 27, 2017.

Climathon attracts and unites innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals who have the passion and ability to find solutions to climate challenges within global cities. This event aims to create an environment fostered to providing resources and inspiration for these ambitious game-changers. Climathon, Long Beach will provide supplies, workshops, and mentors necessary for creating profound impact!

Check out the 24-hour event schedule.


The Long Beach Challenge:

Did you know that vehicle commuting accounts for nearly 60% of CSULB's total greenhouse gas emissions each year? In order for the campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 as outlined in its Climate Action Plan, we must find innovative solutions for addressing this significant source of emissions. That's where you come in! This year, we will focus on developing solutions for reducing carbon emissions caused by commuting to/from work, school, and business travel. Put your creative thinking caps on and join us in driving positive change in Long Beach!

CSULB's Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the City of Long Beach, and Climate-KIC invites YOU to participate in #Climathon 2017!


Friday, October 27th, 10am - through - Saturday, October 28th, 10am
Duncan Anderson Gallery
Department of Design
CSULB Campus

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a climathon/hackathon?

Climathon is a 24-hour event that brings together individuals with a variety of skills and knowledge to work collaboratively to come up with innovative ideas for solving local climate challenges. Climathon 2017 is a global event which will take place in cities around the world on October 27, 2017 bringing together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them.

Do I have to stay for the whole time? Is there a cut off time for joining the event? 

It is highly recommended that you stay for the entire duration of the Climathon in order to cultivate your ideas from start to finish. If you arrive after the start time, you can join an existing team or start one of your own with other late-comers. 

Can I join as an individual?

Yes! Registration is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. If you do not have a team, you can join an existing team or start one of your own at the event. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Your thinking caps and a personal laptop or tablet (if you have one). We'll provide everything else you'll need. 

Will I need a parking permit? 

CSULB parking passes are approved for overnight use for this event. We encourage everyone to take eco-friendly transportation to the event, however overnight parking in the Foundation Lot is approved (*Parking fees may apply).

Will food be provided?

Thinking minds need fuel! We will provide lunch and dinner on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday. Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the event. 

Will there be a place for me to rest or take a nap?

Yes, we will have several areas designated for resting and breaks. 

What types of activities will take place over the 24 hours? 

There will be Ideation and Prototyping breakout sessions, a Resume Workshop, Team Building exercises, Yoga, and more! Make sure to check out the full schedule here

Will there be prizes for the winning ideas? 

Prizes will be awarded to the top three solutions. Will you have the winning idea?