2022:Submissions/Imagining Open Climate - How the open movement can help with the climate crisis

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Session Notes (etherpad)


  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Evelin Heidel
Shannon Dosemagen
Michelle Thorne
Alex Stinson
Emilio Velis
Luis Felipe Murillo

Abstract[edit source]

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In 2022, the Open Climate group received a small grant from the Wikimedia Alliances Fund [1] to create a small fellowship program and a needs assessment to build bridges between the Open and the Climate movement. In this workshop, we will:
Listen: Why are participants in the session interested in the climate crisis? What are they doing? What are they learning?
Introduce: briefly tell participants what our idea and goals with the grant are and how we think they could get involved with the work we’re doing.
Imagine: Let’s imagine -- what could be achieved through leveraging the tools of open into the climate space? What would the impact be? What can we do to get there?

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Programs/Wikimedia_Alliances_Fund/Supporting_an_Open_Climate_movement-Increasing_the_knowledge_commons_and_collaborative_communities_of_practice

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

By participating in this session, participants will be able to:
- Share what they are doing to help with the climate crisis within the Wikimedia movement.
- Understand how the activities in our grant could be of help when working with the climate movement.
- Imagine new ways in which we could build bridges between the open movement and the climate movement.

Biography[edit source]

We are a group of colleagues from the open technology & knowledge movement who felt the pressing need to address the missing opportunities for collaboration in climate action. Some of our activities include: hosted 11 community calls to explore this intersection; supporting community actions to center Climate Justice in the discussion of Open in different spaces; producing a set of written & thought pieces on the topic.