April 2022 saw us host the Waikato's first-ever Climathon.
More than 60 changemakers from across the region came together online to develop tangible solutions to some of the Waikato’s greatest climate challenges.
“Everyone showed up with a smile on their face - willing to collaborate, challenge their thinking, validate their beliefs, test their theories, knuckle down, and address these challenges. It was awe-inspiring to see and hear the participant’s ideas for climate action. I’m grateful that so many people gave up their evenings and weekend to focus on fighting climate change”, says Emma Sinclair - the Climathon Waikato Project Lead.
After a week of developing, validating, and testing ideas under the guidance of local climate heroes and experts, an online climate action volunteer platform - Enviro Story, beat teams from all over the region, and walked away with $2, 000 to help turn their idea into reality.