Currently’s history is closely tied to Twitter. Perhaps you are one of the many people who found us because of our Twitter presence. We’re grateful that it has been a platform that has allowed us to build out our community, spread climate and weather information, and connect with friends and partners.
That said, the platform is changing; we want to ensure that folks in the climate fight have a virtual safe place to share and connect. Introducing: Project Mushroom.
Project Mushroom will be a safe place on the internet. We’re working with some of your favorite climate and weather creators — as well as ex-Twitter employees — to build a platform for us all to connect in ways that center joy and action on a warming planet. We will be working with our community and with creators to develop moderation protocols with strict bans on behavior like harassment, racism, and climate denial.
Project Mushroom envisions a few ways to connect with community members and creators, including:
- New Ghost newsletters: hosted for free by Currently and written by your favorite creators.
- Live events: interactive ways to meet your climate heroes
- Mastodon-based social media network: built for scientists, journalists, creatives, organizers, and justice-minded folks.
We’ve had enough of the scorched earth policies of billionaires on a warming planet. This platform will cultivate timely and accurate information that supports community resilience and safety during the climate emergency. It will work to build strong, long-term relationships with people whose stories we share and those who use our services. If you’d like to help us build Project Mushroom, either as a creator or developer or advisor, please fill out our short survey. If you’re interested in staying in touch and want early access, you can join the waitlist here and we’ll keep you updated as Project Mushroom grows.