UC Carbon SLAM 2016

Any student, undergraduate or graduate, in the UC system is invited to submit an application to represent their campus in either the Climate Impact or Climate Solutions competitions at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, California on May 23, 2016.


Climate Impact includes research, practices, and art related to the understanding and dissemination of global and local climate change scenarios and the impact of climate change on human and natural ecosystems (terrestrial, freshwater, marine) from individual through ecosystem levels. Topics include, but are not limited to, impacts on natural ecosystems, government and economic systems, social equity, human health, and global prosperity.

Climate Solutions includes innovations, new technologies, policies, or social practices that reduce the negative impacts of climate change or help reduce climate change on local and global scales. Topics include, but are not limited to, land and water resource management, renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, biomass, carbon-neutralfuels, green technology, carbon tax, and environmental policy solutions.

How to Apply

To apply, submit your three minute video (or poster) by April 10, 2016.

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Each Carbon Slam Finalist will receive a $400 prize for participating in the Carbon Slam event on May 23rd at Xerox PARC in Silicon Valley.

At the final event, each category will have four prizes for Carbon Slam pitches including:

  • $4,000  First Place
  • $2,000  Second Place
  • $1,000  Third Place
  • $1,000  People’s Choice

Prizes for poster submissions in each category include:

  • $1,000 First Place
  • $500    Second Place
  • $250    Third Place
  • $250    People’s Choice

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