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University climate change competition to begin Friday

By: 

Louis Johnson

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Badger Herald

April 04, 2014

University climate change competition to begin Friday

University of Wisconsin students will have the chance to compete for climate change in the university’s Climate Change Solutions Initiative, which begins Friday.

Over the course of the competition, teams of students will attempt to find new tools to mitigate climate change or find new ways to adapt to it, according to a university statement. The UW Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Global Health Institute, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Energy Institute will lead the competition.

“Climate change is one of the most important issues we will face in the decades to come,” Director of Sustainability Research and Education for the Office of Sustainability Craig Benson said in a university statement. “At UW-Madison, we have the opportunity to address this head on by harnessing our intellectual capacity and creativity to create solutions with real impact.”

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