Wednesday 8th of September

Closed event for 12-18-year-old students

What is the purpose of this event? 
EcoHack is a half-a-day event hosted by the International School of Tallinn and designed to challenge students to develop innovative ideas to tackle environmental issues. 

Why is the event necessary? 
It’s a perfect chance for youngsters to hack their brains for a greener and better environment for all of us. They’ll team up with other students to develop new innovative solutions that could solve environmental issues. It’s an event to inspire them to think about the future from an ecological and sustainable perspective and determine how everyone can impact their surroundings.

Who should attend?
English-speaking students from the age of 12 to 18 from all the schools in Tallinn.

How does it work?
The students are divided into groups where they will focus on the following sustainability challenges:

Mobility – How can we motivate people to use sustainable transportation?
Waste and Recycling – How can we improve waste separation? How to reduce kitchen waste?
Operations – Can schools and other institutions make their daily operations more sustainable?
Awareness – How to promote awareness of sustainability issues that lead to action?

Each group formed in the hackathon is expected to present a well-developed idea by the end of the day. The presentations should include a description of the proposed solution, a development timeline, budget and financing options. 

The top winning teams will be invited to pitch their project again on the next day at Ülemiste City Future Forum Closing Event main stage, and have the chance of winning €500 cash prize!

14.00 Mentors introduce challenges and requirements
14.15 Individual participants pitch ideas
14.30 Groups formation 
15.00-16.00 Idea development (groups work individually)
16.00-17.00 Mentors visit the groups
17.00-19.00 Idea development continues (groups work individually)
19.00 Final pitch 
19.30 Mentors deliberate 
20.00 Winners are announced