Our mission is to start highly impactful, incredibly scalable projects and businesses that tackle the crisis and many of its surrounding problems.
We’ve set out to build a framework to make starting new projects as easy as possible. We aren’t a profit centric community, but we do believe that sustainable businesses have a pivotal role to play in solving the crisis.
Every opinion matters and should be heard, but we don’t make decisions by consensus. The best ideas must still win out. When in groups always let voices be heard and use the techniques we learn in workshops to do this. This will help identify the best ideas and help achieve our mission.
Feedback is always welcome and should be cherished. It helps us develop as a community, as projects and as people. Please always assume feedback is coming from a good place, that that person wants to help you be better.
Likewise, always give feedback in a constructive way, treat it as a gift you are giving and hope that the community will give one back to you. A virtuous cycle of learning.
We are a group of people from all walks of life and are here to get stuff done. To have the greatest impact, we must be taken seriously. Still have fun, but act appropriately for the situation. Be punctual, prepared and respect boundaries. This is not an insiders club and we want all to feel welcome and respected.
Work life balance
Yes we are here to work and get stuff done, but, equally, it is healthy to laugh! So, if it starts feeling like work then take some time. Make sure you don’t fry your brain. Do things in moderation. You know your own body and mind so make sure you care for it as this will keep the whole community happy and healthy.
Respect and kindness
Treat others with kindness and if you do need to take some time off just tell your project lead or, if you feel comfortable, the whole team. Let them know if you’re having a tough time or, if you are simply busy that week and can’t commit to as much as usual. We all get it and there should be no judgement. We are all human, and we are all here for the mission, so we help in any way we can.
Initiative and no turf
Projects do not need to be driven by the project lead. You are a team and you should be able to shape and influence the direction. Use your initiative and this will benefit everyone. Equally if people have roles and those roles spill over into each other accept the extra help. This is about collaboration so be open to change, as that is what working on fast moving innovative projects is like.
If you are new, please join a call or a channel and ask how you can help. The project lead will give you a breakdown of where the project is and then can identify where best to put your skills to use!
- Go Invest Green - #investgreen - An easy to follow walkthrough to help you stitch to a greener pension.
- AI for ESG - #ai-for-esg - A tool to clean ESG data, specifically about a company’s environmental performance.
- Thank you for cycling - #thank-you-for-cycling - A startup helping new cyclists feel confident and comfortable making cycling their default/primary mode of transport.
- The People’s Plan - #peoples-plan - A campaign to start the national conversation about a green recovery post-covid.
We aim to run a monthly workshop with mini weekly workshops in between. These workshops are on hold whilst we build up a library of interviews with experts. The results from which will be used to ideate with.
The workshops follow this rough structure:
- Examine a challenge
- Find inspiration for solutions
- Generate some ideas
- Refine and select your best idea
- Rank all ideas on an Impact/Effort Scale
- Launch that idea into a project