This is a meetup for people who can't ignore the environmental catastrophe anymore and want to do something about it. We're looking for programmers, designers, social media people, QA people, product owners, and anyone else who is fed up and ready to help. This is a forum for ideas, partnerships and connections that bring the technical expertise in Kitchener/Waterloo to bear on the single most important issue of our time.
- To support existing sustainability and restoration initiatives in KW however we can.
- To create new projects that promote sustainability.
- To encourage the people of KW to vote, both in elections and with their purchases, for change.
For now, this is all about ideas and connections.
There are a lot of good people doing good things for the environment here. We want to invite them to come share their ideas and challenges so we can figure out how to help.
We want our efforts to be as effective as possible, so the first meetups will be focused on identifying where we can provide the most value. Maybe it's creating a guide to living sustainably in the region. Maybe it's an art campaign where we pick an environmentally degraded area in town, create artistic depictions of it, and send that to city council. Maybe we can partner with local researchers to create a map of areas that should be off-limits to development. We could help existing groups upgrade their web presence, we could help get people out to vote this fall, or we could organize a tech community cleanup day! We're smart people. We'll figure it out.