Can you help tackle the climate challenge?
Sixty years ago, the Space Race gave the world an ambitious goal to aim for. When it began, nobody knew how to land a man on the moon, but we knew that we used technology, knowledge and collective will and ingenuity, to take us all of the way.
The Climate Emergency is #OurSpaceRace for the 21st Century. We must address all emissions, from all sectors and drive our emissions down to #NetZero. Decarbonising a city, let alone a country, has never been done before and the challenge is enormous.
Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University and Northumbria University invite you to join our first Student Climate Change Summit and to compete in the Net Zero Innovation Challenge. Help us to tackle the climate emergency across the city and its communities. This is open to all Northumbria students from all disciplines.
Newcastle Student Climate Change Conference - Monday 1st March 2021, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Explore the NetZero challenge faced by Newcastle and its two universities, and understand the ways in which students can support this work. Key speakers will discuss:
• Newcastle’s Net Zero Action Plan and citywide commitments for action
• How every action helps
• Future careers in the green economy
Net Zero Student Innovation Challenge - Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March
Open to all students, this five day challenge invites students of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities to showcase their critical thinking. Interdisciplinary teams will be created from all individual entrants, with groups taking on the role of a consultancy firm to develop and present bold, impactful ideas that could be successfully implemented in Newcastle. These may range from low carbon campuses and lifestyles to ways to engage communities across the city.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams:
• 1st Prize £400.00
• 2nd Prize £200.00
• 3rd Prize £150.00
• Registration for the Summit is a prerequisite of participation in the Net Zero Innovation Challenge.
• Students will be allocated to teams and group registration is not available.
We hope you will join us!
Claim your free ticket for the summit and sign up for the innovation challenge here