When HackVT started, it was built on the idea of bringing together friends and strangers to build a killer app for the state of Vermont. Five years later, we are excited to enlist the talented, creative minds that are HackVT to help the greenest state in the country continue its model of environmental innovation. Details & Signup
We may be the greenest state in the nation, but we’re Vermonters and we don’t rest on our laurels. Vermont has set aggressive goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2028 and 75% by 2050. And ours is the first state in the country to have a state-level climate assessment that provides data similar to the National Climate Assessment.
Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and increasing precipitation impact our energy use, water resources, forests, farms, our economy and how we recreate. As Governor Shumlin stated in 2011, “Climate impacts in Vermont include the loss of our hardwood trees including Sugar Maples, the spread of insect pests impacting our forests, waters and public health, and increased soil erosion.” Climate change has the potential to touch every facet of life in Vermont.
During this year’s HackVT, put your skills to the test and help us Hack the Climate. It’s one of our most pressing modern-day challenges, so let’s make our mark. The app you and your team develop just might put us on a very different path forward.