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Branch is an online magazine written by and for people who dream of a sustainable and just internet for all. It is edited and funded by the Green Web Foundation on behalf of the volunteer-run Climate Action.tech community.

We believe that the internet must serve our collective liberation and ecological sustainability. We want the internet to dismantle the power structures that delay climate action and for the internet itself to become a sustainable and positive force for climate justice.

We see this magazine as a space for personal reflection, critical engagement with technology and internet economics, as well as experimentation and storytelling. Creating change requires all kinds of practices—art and design, professional development, civic participation, policy and advocacy, imagination and positive visions for our future. This is our small attempt at sharing what inspires and challenges us towards a sustainable and just internet for all.

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  • Managing Editors: Michelle Thorne and Chris Adams


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  • Development: Jack Lenox and Hannah Smith
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Issue contributors

Issue 8: Finding beauty in the imperfect

Guest editors: Hannah Smith and Marketa Benisek

Cover illustration: Clarote (CC BY-NC 4.0)
Sourcing article imagery: Brett Duboff

Alana Jade, Alistair Alexander, Bárbara Paes, Eric Zie, Filippa Furniss, Graham Martin, Hemanuel Veras, Jesse Thompson, Jo Lindsay Walton, Joanna Murzyn, Kim Lea Rothe, Lima Dastgeer, Linzi Ricketts, Luna Maurer, Mary Pitt, Melissa Hsiung, Mica Le John, Michelle Barker, Michelle Whitehead, Mike Masey, Min, Nat Darke, Nick Lewis, Oliver Cronk, Olivia Johnson, Rob Hopkins, Roel Wouters, Rory Brown, Samantha Ndiwalana, Sammy Harper, Sandra Pallier, Simon Blackler, Teresa A. Zeck, Thorsten Jonas, Tom Greenwood, Tommy Ferry

Issue 6: Green Screen

Guest editors: Katrin Fritsch, Maya Richman, Fieke Jansen and Katherine Waters

Cover illustration: La Bruja RISO
Illustrations: Maya Adams
Photographs: Kira Simon-Kennedy

Editors and translators [EN, PT, ES]: Katherine Waters, Gabriel Philipson, Tilsa Otta

Alana Manchineri, Aymara Llanque, Becky Kazansky, Camila Nobrega, Eliana Quiroz, Fieke Jansen, Hanan Elmasu, Heather Milton-Lightening, Janna Frenzel, Jen Liu, Jennifer Kamau, Jessica Botelho, Joana Varon, Juliana Guerra Rudas, Katrin Fritsch, Kuirme Collective, Lori Regattieri, Luis Carrasco Gatica, Maya Richman, Michael Brennan, Molly Mathews, Nathaly Espitia Díaz, Nikita Kekana, Oona Castro, Open Environmental Data Project, Paola Mosso, Paz Peña, Remy Hellstern, and Rub(én) Solís Mecalco.

This special edition of Branch is a collaboration between Branch Magazine and the Green Screen Coalition. The coalition consists of Ariadne, Ford Foundation, Internet Society Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Green Web Foundation, critical infrastructure lab, and Stiftung Mercator.

The Green Screen has a monthly newsletter on climate justice and digital rights. To receive it join this low volume mailing list.

Issue 5: Critical Carbon Computing

Guest editors: Theodora Dryer and Tamara Kneese

Anne Pasek, Cindy Lin, Andrew Meade McGee, Anubha Singh, Johannah Rodgers, Megan Wiessner, Janna Frenzel, and Benjamin Peters.

Issue 4: Open Climate

Guest editors: Babitha George and Shannon Dosemagen

Cover illustration: Aravani Art Project (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Emilio Velis, Luis Felipe R. Murillo, Evelin Heidel, Michelle Thorne, Alex Stinson, Taeyoon Choi, Geography of Robots, Deepa Bhasthi, Paul Coulton, Tom Macpherson-Pope, Michael Stead, Andres Colmenares, Brisetha Hendricks, Kristophina Shilongo, Sanjana Paul, Fieke Jansen, Evelin Heidel, Emelia Williams, Katie Hoeberling, Shayna Robinson, Maxwell Beganim, Otuo-Akyampong Boakye, Euphemia Uwandu, Thomas Mboa, Ahou Rachel Koumi, Anna Berti Suman, Bogdana Rakova, Siddharth Agarwal, Michelle Cheripka, TC Silva, LF Murillo, Vince Tozzi, Francisco Caminati, Alice Bonafé, Junior Paixão, Mariana Rocha Arduini , Djakson Filho, Layla Xavier, TB Dinesh, Shafali Jain, Sanketh Kumar, Micah Alex, Sruti Modekurty, Maddie Stone, Allie Novak, Eric Fourboul, David Ekchajzer, Anna Knörr, Sarah Kearns, Fershad Irani, Mai Ishikawa Sutton, Nate Hill, Daniela Soleri, Rebecca Newburn, Nate Kleinman, Mary K Johnson, Hayden Kesterson, and Nick P Wrenn.

Issue 3:

Cover illustration: Tara Light (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Loraine Clarke, Babitha George, Romit Raj, Jon Rogers, Neha Singh, Martin Skelly and Pete Thomas, Yuvraj Jha, Shayna Robinson, Clarissa Redwine, Ifeoma Ozoma, Cathleen Berger, Ian Brooks MBCS, Minna Laurell Thorslund, Aksel Biørn-Hansen, Elena Somova, Climate Disinformation Coalition, CE Delft, Anne Currie, Tom Jarrett, Abhishek Gupta, Luis Cruz, Myriam Douo, Richard Kim, Andres Colmenares, Chris Hartgerink, Indré Blauzdžiūnaitė, and Vineeta Greenwood.

Issue 2:

Cover illustration: Gica Tam (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Gauthier Roussilhe, Superflux, Shayna Robinson, Tega Brain, Alex Nathanson, Benedetta Piantella, Cyrus Clarke, Monika Seyfried, Jeff Nivala, Harriet Kingaby, Camila Nobrega, Joana Varon, Paz Peña, Johanna Pohl, Anja Höfner, Erik Albers, Friederike Rohde, Memo Akten, Primavera De Filippi, Joanie Lemercier, Addie Wagenknecht, Mat Dryhurst, Sutu_eats_flies, Cathleen Berger, Abhishek Gupta, Maike Gossen, Josephin Wagner, Tilman Santarius, Patricia Jankowski, Dennis “Bumpy” Pu‘uhonua Kanahele, Renata Ávila, Guy Weress, Shannon Dosemagen, Emilio Velis, Luis Felipe R. Murillo, Evelin Heidel, Alex Stinson, Klasse Klima, and Christine Larivière.

Issue 1:

Cover illustration: Hélène Baum (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Assistant Editor: Laurence Bascle

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Bill Johnson, Brett Gaylor, Camila Nobrega, Chenai Chair, Christine Larivière, Eirini Maliaraki, Extinction Rebellion NYC, Fieke Jansen, Gabi Ivens, Janet Gunter, Jesper Hyldahl Fogh, Joana Moll, Kamal Kapadia, Laurent Devernay, Lu Ye, Maddie Stone, Melissa Hsiung, Michael Oghia, Taylor Rowe, Tom Greenwood, and Vandria Borari.


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Special Thanks

Our first issue was made possible by EIT Climate KIC, Mozilla Foundation and Climate Action Tech with special thanks to Michelle Zucker, Rocio Armillas-Tiseyra and Ilona Puskás.

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