Earth Hero - International project to support climate activists

Some details here about an international effort looking for tech help. I got in touch and had a Zoom with Ben some time ago, getting connected to the SM and management apps and whatnot - but never made progress beyond there - just to many plates in the air.

Anyway - if anyone is interested I’ll post the emails that went back and forward there, and I’d encourage you all to check it out and see whether you’d like to assist them

Hi Kieran,

Wow amazing work! That is fantastic.

We are an all-volunteer team so it is really up to you how you want to contribute. Our stack does not use any of those languages at the moment. If you want to try something new then it is a good project to do so. It is all about making progress.

Have you checked out the Earth Hero app yet?

Beyond development we do not have anyone on the team from New Zealand. The app is customised by country but we have not done much specifically for NZ so your thoughts on that would be fantastic.

What do you think? What questions do you have?



PS - I am in Chicago, USA and our team is located in 15 countries and hopefully growing!

On Oct 11, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Contact wrote:

Begin forwarded message:
Date: October 11, 2020 at 2:05:14 PM CDT
Subject: [Netlify] Form submission from get-involved form:

I’m a software developer and activist/communicator in the climate space. I’ve been working since the 80s - my current toolset is perl/python/emacs and a little erlang - over mysql and linux.
I’ve been working on providing a safe and productive platform for online communities (using the Discourse platform -

My podcast + written pieces can be found on and Videos on

Please let me know if you use my skills - earthhero looks like a great idea to me.

From: Ben - Earth Hero []
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 8:47 AM
To: ‘kieran’
Subject: RE: Earth Hero

All of that sounds great. I suggest I get you connected with Earth Hero team communication tools so you can learn more and then we can go from there.

Following this email you should receive the following:

  1. Slack – Invitation to join. If you have not used it before, think of it as an easier to use message board. Add yourself to channels that you find interesting and to get some history of the conversations.

  2. Email List – A note about being added to the email distribution list. This is mostly for sending out agendas and notes for the every other Sunday team calls we have. Unfortunately they are at 5 am NZDT so that does not work well for you. As more people from Asia, Australia, NZ join we will need to add a second call.

A one-pager that has suggestions for key things to check out and sign up for is attached.

I’m glad to answer questions or point you in the right direction if you want to learn more about something! There is also a channel for that on Slack.