I already thought about remote conferences last year and it seems like it’s becoming a reality with all those canceled conferences now only taking place online. Although it is not for environmental reasons (but rather to protect people), it may show some organizers that remote conferences are perhaps not such a bad alternative. It just needs to be technically well implemented and it will take a few less flights.
In the past years I always took part at the Hacktoberfest organized by GitHub and DigitalOcean. The rules are simple, do four (I think in the past it was five) pull-requests to any public projects on GitHub and you’ll receive a free t-shirt and some stickers.
This year however, I lack the time to take part too and because I wore the last t-shirts not often enough, I don’t need another one that’s shipping around the world just to use up more space in my closet.
I took a look at the website though, to see what projects are featured there. I was amazed when I saw a section with projects focused on climate change.
There’s also a “topic” on GitHub featuring more projects. Definitely worth taking a look. And if you need a t-shirt and have some time left, maybe contribute to those projects.
One of the projects is the app “Sh**t! I Smoke”. Although I don’t smoke it seems like I’m a passive smoker by just breathing.