[Haskell-cafe] How are we helping ? Climate Strike / Earth Strike fri 20, fri 27

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Thu Sep 19 18:05:26 UTC 2019

Hi all,

There's world-wide "strike" event, to raise awareness and stimulate climate action, happening tomorrow and also on friday 27th. Some folks will observe one, the other, both, or the whole period between. 

We probably don't all share the same awareness or even concern about climate change.. but this is changing rapidly.  I wanted to start a discussion and figure out something we could do to support these events.. earlier. But I'm working, preparing for a trip, etc. etc. and "ran out of time". I'll send this now at least. If the site goes green or something, this is the reason.

Re the sep 20 and sep 27 events:

Thanks to Open Collective, for their leadership and blog post: https://blog.opencollective.com/digital-climate-strike 

hledger's opencollective, though we're not really using it yet, is opted in for tomorrow: https://opencollective.com/hledger

Origin and recent history of this event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_strike_for_climate#'Intergenerational'_Global_Climate_Strikes_in_September_2019

There are probably a bunch of "home" sites for this, here are two:

Going forward:

I think "How are we helping?" is a standard question every individual, project, institution should be answering. 

For the hledger project, I've had a few ideas for a long time but haven't managed to manifest them yet. Looking into the near future, some days it feels like working on hledger is a waste of time. Probably many of you can relate. 

If you are working on anything in this direction I'd love to hear more.


PS I ran out of time even more for crafting a mail to haskell-cafe; cc'ing this anyway.

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