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