We wanted to create a project under the TreeHacks "Awareness" vertical. Each of us felt that social media is an important tool that has an extremely impressionable audiences. As a result, the spread of misinformation is something that we seek to counter. With our project, we want to emphasize public awareness on climate change. According to a 2010 Yale study on the American population, only 50% of the population understood that global warming was caused by human activity. It is concerning that the other 50% didn't. ClimbToChange seeks to turn climate change into a reason for lifestyle and policy changes.
What it does
Our project allows everyday people to have access to and understand information that usually circulates within scientific communities. Reading scholarly articles often implicitly demands some amount of background knowledge in the field that it comes from. As a result, understanding the article's information is often not an easy task. ClimbToChange seeks to link these two communities in a single platform and spread verified and updated information about climate change.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are all proud of tackling a project using an unfamiliar language and coming out of the event with a minimum viable product that satisfies our early requirement.
What I learned
We (re)learned that making progress involves perseverance and consistent communication within the team.
What's next for ClimbToChange
Accessibility ClimbToChange plans on implementing a Leaderboard