After weeks of prepping, CARL won the Climate Action category for the UNICC & Columbia SPS Think-a-Thon Live Competition! Huge thanks to our mentor, Sonay Aykan, Associate Director ESG & Sustainability at Colgate-Palmolive for supporting and guiding us throughout the process. It was incredibly validating to win a tough competition against many innovative climate action focused teams. In the final round there was a regenerative farming brokerage, a sustainability currency, and a voluntary carbon market tool. We were in great company!
So what’s next? We’re going to use the $10,000 prize to host workshops, create more climate action guides, further develop the platform, and start growing the community. If you’d like to get involved, email us at email@example.com. Comments and suggestions are welcome!
The Think-a-Thon Challenge was a collaboration between the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) and Columbia University School of Professional Studies. It brought together students and alumni of Columbia University, along with their teammates from all over the world to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).