What is EarthHacks?
January 26–27, 2019
VCU College of Engineering East Hall
401 W Main Street
Richmond, VA 23284
The themes for 2019 will be announced shortly.
EarthHacks is an innovation-focused event where students from all majors develop solutions to real-world environmental challenges. Multidisciplinary teams will have 24 hours to learn from mentors, brainstorm, and generate solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Depending upon the problem, proposed solutions can involve hardware, software, art, text, and other materials.
The 3 themes for 2018 were:
Pollution is the interference of contaminants with the natural world, degrading natural resources and putting plant, animal, and human life in danger.
Renewable energy is power harvested from renewable resources that are not in danger or being depleted, such as wind, sunlight, geothermal energy, waves and tides, rain, and bio energy.
Conservation Technology is the modernization and introduction of technology to the conservation fields, spurring ecological, agricultural, and wildlife-focused innovation.