Given continued lack of Climate Crisis awareness, I built an app that rewards users for educating themselves on the Climate Crisis and how to solve it!
Users listen to top podcasts to learn about Climate-related issues via Spotify while earning Energy Coins.
In the future, these Energy Coins can be spent on various initiatives, from tree-planting to crowdsourcing lobbying efforts with grassroots organizations.
Link to App: spotify-climate.web.app
Lack of broad popular support for Climate Crisis initiatives continues to hinder democratic action to resolve the issue. Given irrefutable evidence of anthropomorphic climate change, more must be done to educate the populace about the imminent danger at hand and how we can fight it together.
I used the browser monitoring agent and plugged the script tag into my React app to fetch the performance metrics.
I wanted to ping New Relic with some information from the web app, especially the Energy Points and the shows being listened to. I came across the Insights API and I built custom events around it which are automatically pushed in the background while the user is using the app.
Using the custom events, I fetched some useful information into blocks for my dashboard by building data using NRQL queries.
In the process of building my “Out of this World” app, here’s what I learned about observability and technology in the fight against climate change…
When looking at building Climate Change Podcasting, I was struck by the amount of quality Climate podcasts, yet disheartened by the lack of viewership, especially compared to other podcast genres. Given the highest priority this issue holds, there is a noticeable lack of Climate topics in the podcasting space. None of the top 20 podcasts on the most recent Rolling Stone list included Climate-related podcasts, nor did Climate have its own category.
I hope this submission provides an innovative way to spurn interest in Climate change issues, support the valuable work these podcasters are producing, and play an active part in the revolution.
Copyright (c) 2021 Christopher John
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.