County Ground, Taunton, Somerset
The variety of the people who attend brings diversity of thought, which is a key ingredient for driving creativity and developing new approaches, and as a result create unique and innovative ideas.
Importantly, Climathons are about action, and teams must work towards making solutions that are practical and actionable.
Each Climathon will focus on a broad theme, and within that theme teams will address a small number of sustainability challenges. This means participants can focus on the challenges and issues they care about and/or are affected by, or have expertise, ideas or resources to contribute to new solutions and approaches. In addition, each Climathon will have wild card topic selected by popular vote.
As a cross-sector event, a Climathon provides the ideal opportunity to explore issues and potential solutions that lie at the intersections of public involvement and consumer behaviour/uptake, and business and voluntary statutory sector interests. The challenges to be addressed will be those that would benefit from community/public insight and input from the other sectors.