Climathon Houston 2020: Ideate, Design, and Develop Solutions for #SDG13: Climate Action!


The impacts of climate change are all around us, coming even harder and faster than the models predicted. When global climate politics is stifling, it’s your turn to move. Climathon communities collaborate to raise climate awareness, disrupt the status-quo, and rethink the cities we live in and the future we want as citizens. 

On Earth Day this year, the City of Houston published its first Climate Action Plan. This year’s Climathon will look to realize some of the goals of the plan through design sprints led by local subject matter experts in the areas of Transportation, Energy Innovation, Building Optimization, and Materials Management.

Join us in addressing these issues and participate in the biggest climate hackathon in the world. Whether you’re a concerned citizen, active advocate, designer, developer, engineer, energy professional, policy maker, student or startup, you can help innovative and local solutions for the global climate emergency. Bring an existing idea or get ready to meet and ideate with people like you who are ready to #TakeAction for our climate.


The pandemic will not stop us from saving our people and planet! You will be able to experience Climathon globally and fully virtual this year, including live streams of all key sessions, workshop webinars, Zoom meetings with experts and coaches and more.

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$3,000 in prizes

Meeting with City of Houston (3)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Eligible Participants

  • Individuals (if there is in-person participation, minors must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Teams
  • Organizations

People of all ages from anywhere in our region may participate, as long as you have a device that allows you to engage and collaborate effectively with other participants.


Grace Rodriguez

Grace Rodriguez
Impact Hub Houston

Judging Criteria

  • Potential Impact


  • Social Good