Join forces and fix the climate at #PlanetData
This year has been dominated by demonstrations about the Climate Emergency, from Greta Thunberg's epic journey across the globe to co-ordinated protests such as Extinction Rebellion and Climate Strike. The younger generation is clearly leading the way but the Climate Emergency is an inter-generational challenge that covers all industries and everyone needs to feel like they can be involved, like they can do more to take action.
#PlanetData is all about taking that action. We want to bring people together to share their work and their projects. Why? Because there are tangible benefits to being open:
more people become aware of climate-focused projects that are happening and can see the opportunities for collaboration
sharing work openly is an invitation for comments, feedback, and useful resources that can lead to improvements
working in the open can also provide the answers to another person's problem, enabling another project to become real
That is the aim of #PlanetData - share your work or your data, amplify, and take action to make a difference. Join us on 29 November.
We have speakers confirmed from Ice Breaker One, OMG Climate, the Environment Agency, Our Future Leeds, the Leeds Climate Commission, the University of Leeds, Trafford Data Lab, Zero Waste Leeds, Bradford Council, Northern Powergrid, and more. By sharing their work, they are not only embracing the #RadicallyOpen approach they are also demonstrating that they are taking the Climate Emergency seriously.
Why you should be involved, and how
Working together is the fastest way forward to address the Climate Emergency. No one person, organisation or government will find a single answer, but all kinds of people, organisations and governments working together can find all kinds of smaller ideas that can be implemented straight away. Taking small actions now is better than waiting for the one big action to 'be ready.'
There are lots of ways you can get involved with #PlanetData:
register to attend, let us know if you have a project to share
email us with any useful resources, funding schemes, datasets, etc
share the web-page as widely as you can
ask questions through Twitter using #PlanetData, especially on 29 Nov
share event details with people/organisations who should be there