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Impact Hub Houston Puts Houston on the Global Climathon Map with First Climate Action Hackathon

Impact Hub Houston Puts Houston on the Global Climathon Map with First Climate Action Hackathon on October 25, 2019

Grace Rodriguez, CEO of Impact Hub Houston
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2019
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Houston,  US
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Houston is no stranger to extreme weather and disasters due to climate change, with three 500-year floods—and the destructive Hurricane Harvey—in recent years. To spark sustainable solutions to these challenges, Impact Hub Houston is excited to announce it is organizing Houston’s first Climathon on October 25, 2019.

“During Hurricane Harvey, we saw Houston’s talent rise to these challenges and develop solutions that not only helped rescue, feed and shelter local Houstonians, but went on to help people in Florida and Puerto Rico,” says Grace Rodriguez, CEO/Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston. “We’re excited to join the global Climathon challenge in order to give Houston’s changemakers a platform to develop sustainable air, water, energy, etc., solutions and take them to the next level. In such a diverse city with so many resources, it seems only natural that Houston can help lead the way in developing local solutions that can scale to other contexts.”

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