SteveGattuso

Hi, I'm Steve Gattuso! I'm a New Yorker 🗽 who enjoys writing software 🤓, cycling 🚲, and trying to figure out ways to make humanity more sustainable 🚇. I'm a hackNY '13 alum, Recurser, and currently employed at Amperon 🔌.

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↗ Google Earth Timelapses

Things are crazy right now, especially here in the United States. I’ve been hanging in by a thread lately, but one thing that’s been keeping me going is the thought that the ongoing public health, economic, and political crisis all have a silver lining: there is the potential to make big changes right now.

Take a look at these timelapses on Google Earth. If this doesn’t inspire you to do something towards trying to conserve the environment, I don’t know what will.

Some ideas:

  • Donate to a local conservation/environmental activist group.
  • If you have a car, try substituting one car trip to use public transit, a bike, or some kind of micromobility vehicle (ie an electric scooter).
  • Write to your local representative about enacting some sort of pro-environment policies. Anything from increasing funding of public transit, blocking a pipeline (esp those of us in North Brooklyn) to planting trees around your town.
  • If you’re really wanting to dive in: consider dedicating your career to the cause (we’re hiring at Amperon), or moving to a place that doesn’t rely on cars as the primary form of transit.

Sorry if this comes off as preachy, but for some reason these timelapses got to me this morning.