Ideathon: Healthier Social Habits for a green Montreal #VertMTL

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McGill Faculty of Law

3644 Rue Peel

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9

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McGill Law and Hacking Health join the Marathon créatif series of events initiated by l’Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) to surface the best ideas for the city to decarbonize Montreal.

Le Marathon créatif est un ensemble d’activités qui offre la possibilité de rendre aussi concrètes que possible des solutions à la dépendance aux énergies fossiles par des équipes multidisciplinaires, mettant ainsi à contribution toute la communauté de l’innovation.

Part 1: Conferencing 4pm to 6pm in ROOM 202

Speakers: Richard Janda, Brian Leung, Monica Wachowicz (by Skype) Jeroen Struben or Nico Kossoy, Cécile Bulle

  1. Myko: A social platform to reduce our collective impacts

  2. Modelling and predicting social behaviour that produces environmental impacts

  3. Using big data for social and environmental impact mitigation

  4. Nudging choices toward sustainability

  5. L’utilisation de l’analyse “cycle de vie” pour réduire nos impacts

Will use Myko as a case study to set the context, as an example of the use of an online social platform that seeks to tie together different aspects of sustainability in order to effect change context, as well as an example of the challenges/issues around that type of approach.

Part 2: Ideathon 6pm to 9pm in ROOM 312

Brainstorming, using an adapted version of World Cafe methodology (http://www.theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/design-principles/)

Speakers: Richard Janda, Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia and Juan Pinto will set the context around the idea that we’re faced with a new set of challenges around creating collective action. (to be confirmed) Introductory remarks by Catherine Potvin?

5 round tables running 20 minutes each with shifting membership. French and English.

Brainstorm around the concept of creating a carbon neutral Montreal. Four different questions will be posed at each round table. (see http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/suggestions-on-how-montreal-can-reduce-its-carbon-footprint)

  1. How might we increase increase active transportation, public transport and the use of electric vehicles? What other health benefits would emerge? 39% of Montreal carbon emissions are generated by transport.

  2. Residential and commercial buildings account for another large portion of our carbon footprint. What are the most creative ways to retrofit buildings and reduce energy consumption?

  3. What are the most creative ways to reduce the carbon impacts of our consumption patterns, including food, waste and materials use?

  4. How might we spark and entertain healthier social norms? What can healthcare institutions do to take into account each person's social determinants of health, and uncover the root causes of illness to prevent sickness upstream?

  5. Montreal has access to hydroelectric power, but its overuse makes it unavailable to substitute for fossil fuel elsewhere. How might we conserve energy?

The round tables will be followed by a one-hour harvest session to post and describe the best ideas.

Last half hour be structured to assist in team-formation for the next phases of the Marathon around ideas that have emerged.


Desired Outcomes

Surface the best ideas and team up with others who have the skills necessary to make it happen.

Generate ideas that can then be further developed at other events during the Marathon Creatif and then be presented at the Gala.

Connect people to each other and start the process of building teams for the #VertMTL Hackathon.


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