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2018 DC Climathon at GW to be Held on November 9

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The two day 2018 DC Climathon at GW: Hack Good Food Access will be held at Milken Institute School of Public Health on November 9 and 10th.

The Washington D.C. Department of Energy and Environment and the George Washington University (GW) Office of Sustainability in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia has invited innovative ideas to find solutions to the climate change challenge.

More than one in ten D.C. residents find it difficult to access healthy and affordable food despite growing economy of the district. Also, one in every five children in the district is unable to get continued access to healthy food which is vital for their growth.

Innovators are also invited to find solutions that can help vulnerable populations in D.C. get access to fresh and healthy food.

Any developer, entrepreneur, expert or a student who has an interesting idea or wants to work with an inspiring team can join the Climathon where experts will help the teams to find best solutions to the challenges. Expanding uses of agriculture and production within D.C. should be the focus of proposed solutions.

There’re prizes on offer for teams that come up with the best solutions. Additionally, the winning teams will get an opportunity to enter GW New Venture Competition. The winning teams will also get to bring their best ideas to the city officials who can support their implementation.

Inspiring workshops and talks are scheduled for the two days. Food and drinks are also available.

Register here to participate in the event.

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