Engineers for a Sustainable World Partners with Experimental Civics

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.”

 

Learn More
For more information about Capsule 2020, visit https://experimentalcivics.io/capsule. Video
available here.

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 www.eswglobal.org.

About Experimental Civics and 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.

For further press information:
Egoamaka Egbe, Public Relations and Marketing Director at Engineers for a Sustainable World
eegbe@eswusa.org