Create environmental solutions with technology!

Themed around sustainability and the environment, Hack The Earth is a 12-hour hackathon where bright students invent and innovate new technology for the betterment of our planet. Environmental problems a massive challenge to the next generation and technology has a big role to play.

Let’s Hack the Earth.


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$4,500 in prizes

Hack the Earth Finalists (3)

The top projects of Hack the Earth 2020!


 Hack the Earth welcomes any high school or university student!






Al Woodhouse

Al Woodhouse
Teacher/Specialist, Camp Heidelberg OEEC

Levi Moore

Levi Moore
Teacher/Specialist, Wrigley Corners OEEC

Natalie Wennyk

Natalie Wennyk
Promotions Coordinator, Sustainable Waterloo Region

 Samantha Tremmel

Samantha Tremmel
Project Coordinator, ClimateActionWR

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Is the project well-made and easy to use?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically challenging is the project?
  • Environmental Impact
    How big of an impact does the project have on the environment?
  • Creativity
    Is the project unique or does it have a "wow-factor"?


  • Social Good