Bring Your Climate Action Ideas to Life at Climathon 2019!
OCT 25, 2019 | IMPACT HUB HOUSTON @ HX
Climate change is at our doorstep. Literally.
Houston has been flooded by three “500-year” storms in just three years.
Our homes and communities can’t take another 497 years of this.
It’s time for action.
Houston, “The Energy Capital of the World,” has experienced three 500-year-flood disasters—including the destruction from Hurricane Harvey—in recent years. We’ve seen local talent rise to these challenges in the past, and want to give them a platform to take their solutions to the next level. In such a diverse city with a tremendous amount of resources, it seems only natural that Houston can help lead the way in developing local solutions that can scale to other contexts…especially in light of the Mayor’s recently-announced Climate Action Plan.
Climathon 2019 is Houston’s opportunity to:
- Engage the nonprofit, startup and entrepreneurship communities to develop innovative solutions towards climate action
- Build stronger relationships among impact-oriented organizations and communities
- Connect thought leaders and subject matter experts with designers, developers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and activists for more creative, effective, and viable solutions
- Send talented Houstonians to present their solution at the Climathon Global Awards in France!
During the Climathon, you’ll connect with city officials and partners to bring about a shared vision for a healthier city. You’ll help turn this vision into a reality by participating in the hackathon: You can bring an existing idea to work on, or develop a new solution with an inspiring team. Coaches and experts will be on hand to help you develop promising solutions to Houston’s climate challenges!
After the Climathon, you can continue working on your solutions to create tangible change in your city and advance the movement. For those serious about transforming their ideas into viable businesses, we’ll help you prepare to pitch to our panel of judges, who will evaluate which ideas move on for consideration for the Global Awards. The best solutions may go on to present at the Climathon Global Awards in Paris next year!
VOLUNTEERING FOR CLIMATHON 2019
As we will need all hands on deck that day, we are looking for around 8 volunteers to support the event during different shifts, including a couple of people to help capture this very special event with photography and filming. Are you the one?
For more information: http://houston.impacthub.net/climathon2019/
To register to participate: https://climathon.climate-kic.org/en/houston
We can’t wait to see you there!