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Welcome to the last CAT newsletter of the year, congrats on making it (nearly all the way) through 2021!
ð» Every month, we make space in the newsletter to thank CATs who have put in extra effort to make the climateAction.tech community more sustainable and welcoming. They’re listed at the bottom of the newsletter, but you can also write something nice in slack for a fellow CAT (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/C4J8RQ2J3/p1638443486093700) .
ð± If you’re looking for something to read over the winter break, then you could do worse than check out Branch Issue 3, our magazine made by and for CATs. (https://branch.climateaction.tech/) Enjoy! And if you enjoyed it, you can now use open collective to make a donation towards issue 4, coming in Q2 of 2022 (https://opencollective.com/branch-magazine) .
ð Weâre looking for a new organizer to join our CAT team. Find the volunteer job description on Outline (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/doc/cat-organizer-job-description-RE83VhLVqh) . ð We published our updated CAT community beliefs & values on Outline. Please have a read (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/doc/what-is-cat-l57UdOGf3G) and let us know what you think!
ð Help make CAT better by filling out the CAT member survey. It should take 5-7 mins, and helps inform what activities are run next year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXMofci7UMth88rdXHTwsGQw8MiefNU1VEDXADy8tgT_1tVg/viewform)
â¸ Finally, we’re taking a CAT volunteering break from Dec 20th to Jan 3rd. There wonât be any newsletters, #cat-roulette matches, or events during this time while we all recharge.
Remember, you can unsubscribe (https://tech.us19.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=08b8a799dd414ce9163cf3474&id=97c1d5f785&e=[UNIQID]&c=ed57df8e4a) from this newsletter at any time.
** ð¬ CAT Events
We’re taking a break. You If you’re in a CAT roulette chat already, you
:doughnut: CAT Roulette - 30mins - whenever you find a time
We’re continuing our programme of letting members connect to 1 other CAT member every second week for a nice beverage and chat about climate and tech. It’s a nice way to get to know other CATs, and you can start and stop at any time. Joining the #cat-roulette (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/C0202J3UYG7) channel to learn more.
ð¬ CAT Submitted Events
If you have an event you’d like listed here, use this google form to suggest your event (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCcJz0jkn8huv1yLkuAlyDviccOwVSejwDwcLDDVKmwYPcQQ/viewform) . Also, if you can turn a spreadsheet into a calendar feed, get in touch.
Check #events in the CAT slack (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CDH9TKPMM) for more. And if you’re up for helping make manage this to add a listing each week, we’d love to hear from you, doubly so if you know your way around Google Appscript. Reply to this email if you can help.
ð¤ Podcasts The latest climate-related podcast episodes.
ð§ (https://www.myclimatejourney.co/cc-episodes/bill-weihl-climatevoice) 133. Innovative Finance to Fast-Forward Climate Solutions with Hiro Mizuno (https://outrageandoptimism.libsyn.com/133-innovative-finance-to-fast-forward-climate-solutions-with-hiro-mizuno) COP26 saw announcement after announcement from the financial sector, but we have questions. First off, why the sudden wake-up? What will follow? And, critically, will it be enough to address the climate crisis?
ð§ (https://www.myclimatejourney.co/cc-episodes/bill-weihl-climatevoice) ECOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS (https://2ser.com/ecological-linguistics/) What is ecological linguistics? How does the English language shape our perceptions of the environment? In this episode we discuss the different terms used to describe climate change and then highlight some more subtle ways language can shape our perceptions of the world around us.
ð§ (https://www.myclimatejourney.co/cc-episodes/bill-weihl-climatevoice) CLIMATE MISEDUCATION (https://www.climateone.org/audio/climate-miseducation) Climate change science isnât taught accurately â or equally â across the country. Science standards and school curricula are always evolving, but the decentralized education system in the U.S. allows for widely different interpretations of teaching the same basic subjects.
ð° News Highlights
The Green Software Foundation releases Alpha version of the software carbon intensity spec (https://greensoftware.foundation/articles/the-green-software-foundation-releases-alpha-version-of-software-carbon-intensity) The Green Software Foundation an affiliate of the Linux Foundation, has released the first version of the Software Carbon Intensity, specification - a vendor neutral method for scoring a software system based on its carbon emissions.
Activist retail investment platform Tulipshare raises $10.8m (https://www.uktech.news/funding/tulipshare-activist-investor-20211207) London-based activist investment platform startup Tulipshare has raised Â£8.15m in its latest seed funding round.
A Power Struggle Over Cobalt Rattles the Clean Energy Revolution (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/20/world/china-congo-cobalt.html) The quest for Congoâs cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in an international cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship.
New Name. New Look. New Decade of Catalyzing Climate Innovation! (https://evergreeninno.org/explore/article/new-decade-of-catalyzing-climate-innovation) Welcome, Iâm excited to introduce you to Evergreen Climate Innovations, formerly Clean Energy Trust! While our mission remains focused on supporting entrepreneurs and startups bringing impactful climate technologies to market, weâve evolved over time and want our name to reflect that evolution. Along with our new name, our rebrand includes a new website and overview
Tropical forests can regenerate in just 20 years without human interference (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/09/tropical-forests-can-regenerate-in-just-20-years-without-human-interference) Study finds natural regrowth yields better results than human plantings and offers hope for climate recovery
Makers & Shakers Awards (https://makersandshakersawards.com/live/en/page/home) The awards are brought to you by The Location Guide, makers magazine and FOCUS to Celebrate Excellence in Global Production. To recognise and honour ground-breaking ideas and initiatives from players across the global creative screen industry.
â¨ð±â¨ Branch 3 is live! â¨ð±â¨ Branch is our own publication, about climate and tech, by CATs and for CATs, and Branch 3 went late last week. Join us in Branch issue 3 as we dive deep into solarpunk, a vision for a fossil-free internet, decolonizing the Green New Deal, tech workers unionizing and saying no to fossil fuels, green software practices, and combating climate disinformation and adtech.
Go read here: https://branch.climateaction.tech/
And if you like it, help us fund issue 4 next year with a donation as an individual and we’ll list you as a friend of Branch,and thank you publicly: https://opencollective.com/branch-magazine
ð¼ Jobs & Opportunities
Also! Don’t forget the super handy “climate careers page” on outline (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/doc/climate-careers-O56ZGk7fKt) listing a bunch of useful resources and sites to check:
Community & Social Media Manager at Joro â¢ Oakland â¢ Remote (Work from Home) (https://angel.co/company/joro-app/jobs/1823294-community-social-media-manager?utm_campaign=startup_share&utm_content=startup_share_module&utm_medium=social&utm_term=joro-app) As Joroâs first Community Manager, you will set, implement, and optimize a strategy to drive awareness and affinity with Joroâs brand across channels. Youâll create and disseminate content to drive engagement and growth â curating the way that Joro connects with people who are passionate about taking climate action. Youâll act as the in-house expert on social media and user engagement. ð¬Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1638831567214600) to this conversation on Slack
Gaiascope, Inc. hiring Senior Software Engineer in United States | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2796257340/) We’re looking to hire 2 Senior Software Engineers at Gaiascope - a clean energy fintech startup working to accelerate the buildout of renewable assets (wind, solar, and battery storage) by using ML to generate short and long timescale forecasts of the electric grid. The position is fully remote and you’d be joining a small team of great individuals as we look to grow the company and product. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620740493252600) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1638885485215000) to this conversation on Slack
Front-end Developer Mid-weight) (https://noughts-ones.homerun.co/mid-weight-developer) As a Front-end Developer, you will be working with a talented team of developers to push the boundaries of Shopify by developing custom theme designs, apps, and custom integrations to create immersive online shopping experiences. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721893247200) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1628696007037400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1638901688219200) to this conversation on Slack
Data Engineer (https://www.blocpower.io/) BlocPowerâ¢ is a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup rapidly greening American cities. Since its founding in 2012, the company has completed energy projects in nearly 1,000 buildings and delivers results ahead of schedule and under budget. BlocPowerâ¢ utilizes its proprietary software for analysis, leasing, project management, and monitoring of urban clean energy projects and its customers are saving 20-40% on their energy bills each year. The company is backed by the worldâs top investors, including Kapor Capital, one of Uberâs first investors, Andressen Horowitz, early investor in Facebook, Twitter, AirBnB and Lyft, the former Chairman of Google, and American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1638983407219900) to this conversation on Slack
We’re hiring engineers to drive the energy revolution (https://vippy.notion.site/We-re-hiring-engineers-to-drive-the-energy-revolution-c18eea1bd88f40e7a11565cfe2c649a8) We’re on a mission: to unlock solar + batteries around the world with our simple, elegant project deployment software. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1639020610220900) to this conversation on Slack
Careers | Join Our Team! (https://www.madefrom.com/careers) Weâre accepting rolling applications for all 3 roles, and are looking for âhit the ground runningâ climate enthusiasts. Youâll have autonomy, support, an enthusiastic team and the chance to make formative contributions to the direction of MadeFrom. See job specs for more detail on our diversity and inclusion principles, and our hiring process. Flexible start date, ideally ASAP. Unlimited holiday, paid mission days, generous parental leave (including adoption leave). ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1639074135226100) to this conversation on Slack
Full-Stack Data Scientist at Joro â¢ Oakland â¢ Remote (Work from Home) (https://angel.co/company/joro-app/jobs/1764006-full-stack-data-scientist) Joro is hiring a Full-Stack Data Scientist in Oakland. Joro is an app that harnesses the collective power of people to tackle… Apply now on AngelList. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1639090088227600) to this conversation on Slack
Full-Stack Software Engineer, Data Scientist (https://carbonara.energy/) Carbonara provides a suite of innovative products, developer APIs, and intelligent tools for companies to build the future of decarbonization solutions. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1639147522233100) to this conversation on Slack
:thank_you: MONTHLY CAT THANK YOU :thank_you:
Each month we make space to thank CATs for helping make the community more sustainable and welcoming.
ð For adding knowledge to Outline: @Silvia @Joshua Stehr @Evan Boehs @Elwin Oost @nico
ð° For supporting us financially on Open Collective: @mrchrisadams @Todd Lienart @Nelson Pavlosky @Michael Napper @Luke Watts (CET) @Abigail Cawley @Ben @davidcairns @Nicola Bonotto @Dan Lewis-Toakley @Chris Pointon @James Crowley @Jeff Burka @asim @piyush @HeatherB @Kasia @Nic Wistreich
â¤ï¸ For volunteering within the community: @Andrew O’Regan @Tiffany Lee @roundcrisis @Sigi Kluckner @Niklas Jordan @Brittany Fischer @Jemma @Matthew Ferry @Marwa Eltaib @Noel Anthony @Rebecca Stevenson @Evan Hahn @Alja IsakoviÄ @Becca Hachey @Christina Unger @Csaba @Luke Watts (CET) @Toni G
Want to join the volunteering team? Check out the task in our âNeeds volunteersâ column on our volunteering Trello board (https://trello.com/b/C8vPpwJD/cat-volunteering) . You made it to the end! ðPlease share & forward this newsletter to a friend Feedback (https://app.slack.com/client/T4HLEQA3F/CLRPE39NX/thread/C4J8RQ2J3-1568299902.131900) â¢ Subscribe (https://tech.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=08b8a799dd414ce9163cf3474&id=97c1d5f785) â¢ Join CAT (https://climateaction.tech/#join)
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