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From School Strike to Teach-in to Global Hackathon for Climate Friday After Friday

by gmoke Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 05:33:00 PM EST

Friday School Strike for Climate to Friday Teach-ins on Climate to Friday Global Hackathons on Climate that is the progression I'd like to see and so I am passing on the idea.  

It came to me when I found that Harvard Divest was going to "Flood Harvard" Yard on Friday, April 26 (https:/www.facebook.com/events/347126895944173).  I suggested to them on their Facebook event page that perhaps part of their activities could include a kindergarten to graduate school teach-in on climate to coincide with the Friday school strikes for climate which are happening around the world every Friday.

Later, listening to the MSNBC town hall with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday night, I thought that perhaps this idea could be extended from a teach-in to a hackathon using the Internet to connect globally.  Seems like it would be a natural for an organization like MIT's Climate Collaborative (https://www.climatecolab.org).  Already there are tools like the C-ROADS climate simulation (https:www.climateinteractive.org/tools/c-roads)  and the Energy Policy simulator (https:/energypolicy.solutions) available for free online.  Precursors like Buckminster Fuller's World Game (https:www.bfi.org/about-fuller/big-ideas/world-game) ["Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone"]  and John Hunter's World Peace Game (https:worldpeacegame.org) [World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements] could be part of the foundation.

Just a thought.

PS:  Another ongoing climate action could use the next farmers' market season as an opportunity to make practical environmental change from the grassroots on up:  https:www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/24/1766926-Mister-Franklin-s-Folks-How-to-Change-USA-Energy -Policy-in-One-Growing-Season


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