Egoamaka Egbe
Oct 22, 2019 · 3 min read

Engineers for a Sustainable World Partners with Experimental Civics to Host Capsule 2020, the World’s Largest Hackathon to Focus on the Climate Crisis

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 22, 2019 — Engineers for a Sustainable World, a leading environmental education non-profit organization that promotes technical sustainability, is proud to announce a new partnership with Experimental Civics and The Earth Hacks Foundation. As an official partner, Engineers for a Sustainable World will act as a partner to organize the Capsule 2020 event, a two-day hackathon that is expected to have over 4,000 participants from around the world to form a team and collaborate concerning ways to mitigate the effects of climate change. More than 500 projects are expected to be created to explore challenge areas, including energy, health, food, cities, and education. The hackathon will take place at the Travis County Exposition Center in Austin, Texas on June 20 and 21, 2020. Registration will open on January 27, 2020.

It is hoped that Capsule 2020 will connect engineers with environmental experts to identify sustainable solutions that will work together to mitigate the current state of climate change. “Our future depends on our making corrections to our current, unstable path,” says Sanjana Paul, Founder of Capsule and Experimental Civics. “The planet can survive without us, but we can’t survive without the planet, and we need immediate action to address the environmental issues we have created.”

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is committed to making a sustainable difference in the world, and partnering with Experimental Civics to Host Capsule 2020 will allow the chapter members of ESW to participate in a ground-breaking event. As Sohn Cook, the Deputy Director of Engineers for a Sustainable World, has said, “We need to empower the next generation of changemakers that will tackle this generation’s toughest sustainability challenges. Environmental hackathons can accelerate change and innovation by offering student engineers the opportunity to undertake real world problems that affect our climate and environment. In doing so, we can work towards building a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.”

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About Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a non-profit network founded in 2002 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. ESW empowers engineers to deal with sustainability challenges. ESW is an umbrella organization, and chapters have been established at 50 colleges and universities in 23 states. For more information visit,

About Experimental Civics

Experimental Civics was founded by Sarah Sharif after years of extracting profitable business ideas and solutions from organizations for the human bottom line. Through Experimental Civics, she has launched over 10 unique design thinking workshops to support ideation and has run over 25 hackathons across the country supporting innovation in every industry from agriculture to public health to biotechnology. Sarah served as the Director of ATX Hack for Change the past four years and has been dedicated to bringing fresh human-centered projects to the city of Austin. Clients of Experimental Civics include Red Bull, Google Fiber, the City of Austin, and more.

About The Earth Hacks Foundation

Earth Hacks is a non-profit organization dedicated to building grassroots environmental hackathons at universities. Hackathons are an untapped model of environmental action and activism that we hope to utilize to tackle the consequences of climate change. Environmental hackathons are weekend-long events that allow students to design and develop technology, community-based business plans, and more to solve climate-related problems.

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Egoamaka Egbe, Public Relations and Marketing Director at Engineers for a Sustainable World

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