24 hours of hacking for the environment

Published Oct 24, 2011

The first Green Hackathon attracted over 30 participants to engage in developing innovations for environmental issues.

The  Stockholm Green Hackathon took place 21-22 October 2011 at the former reactor hall R1 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Eleven teams of coders created exciting prototypes, web services and mobile solutions for sustainability. The two winners were:

James Smith from England, who found an fun way of displaying  carbon emissions in Minecraft.

Petri Kola and Mikko Heikkinen from Finland, who built a Chrome extension automatically ”injecting” CO2 data into websites. With their tool  Remember Carbon, browsing last-minute-flights will not just be about the price but also about the climate impact.

- Green Hackathon was a great way to learn from other people about how environmental information can be used. A hack is a smart approach to get people to sharing ideas and doing things, says Bianca Sayan from Sourcemap Inc., one of the participants.

Stockholm Green Hackathon was organized by the Centre for Sustainable Communications andEIT ICT Labs.

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