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Welcome to the first CAT newsletter of 2022!
It’s been a while since we last sent this newsletter, so if you’re new to CAT, or haven’t seen it in a while, there’s now a recorded intro video outlining what we’re about and how you can get involved (https://youtu.be/NJg2KZLiQXM) (15mins)
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)
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** ð¬ CAT Events
: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
Using tech to reimagine transport and mobility in a net zero world - Jan 18th (https://www.meetup.com/GreenTech-South-West/events/281871634/) Weâve invited Voi E-Scooters and TripShift to talk about how they are helping people to travel in a different, more carbon friendly way. Climate Action Lunch: Minimising your organisationâs digital footprint Jan 25th (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-action-lunch-minimising-your-organisations-digital-footprint-tickets-209100935527) Join our Climate Action Lunch to help your organisation understand the carbon impacts of your digital activities and take steps to minimise.
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. Don’t forget, if you’re looking around, there’s a list of podcasts maintained by CATs (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dCxRnSdgJYehTkPlMA9lNVfw7C9m-mTb2FtIxnbH6AI/edit#gid=0) .
Elon Musk is person of the year. What’s his Tesla legacy? (https://player.fm/series/the-carbon-copy/elon-musk-is-person-of-the-year-whats-his-tesla-legacy) He became the wealthiest person in the world partly because he sold his mission to make climate-positive technologies a reality â even when incumbents and skeptical investors never thought it could happen. But Tesla’s history is also filled with failed or missing products â or even outright lies. This week: a brief history of Tesla. Has it lived up to Musk’s original vision of building a sustainable energy company to vanquish fossil fuels?
ð§ Ep 37: Offshore Wind Energy with Benj Sykes (Orsted) and Liz Burdock (Business Network for Offshore Wind) (https://sustainabilitydefined.com/) Happy new year and happy new developments of clean, renewable energy! Can offshore wind energy play a role in our global decarbonization efforts? Listen in as our hosts, Jay and Scott, take a deeper dive into current offshore wind energy market updates, global trends, and new project developments since our original episode in 2018. Prepare to have your mind, blown.
ð§JOHN DOERR AND RYAN PANCHADSARAM: AN ACTION PLAN FOR SOLVING OUR CLIMATE CRISIS NOW (https://www.climateone.org/audio/john-doerr-and-ryan-panchadsaram-action-plan-solving-our-climate-crisis-now) Beyond his position as chairman of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, John Doerr rose to global prominence in the business world with his popularization of OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), which he promoted in his best-selling book, Measure What Matters. Could the same set of management tools be applied to preventing the growing climate crisis? In Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now, John Doerr and Kleiner Perkins advisor Ryan Panchadsaram argue that it can.
ð° News Highlights
US$87.5 bn invested in climate tech in H2 2020 and H1 2021 - the state of climate tech in 2021 (https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/sustainability/publications/state-of-climate-tech.html) This report from PwC has some eye popping numbers for money flowing into the climatetech sector. Write a blog post summarising this report to get it listed here next weekâ¦
How Bad Are Plastics, Really? (https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/01/plastic-history-climate-change/621033/) Plastic production just keeps expanding, and now is becoming a driving cause of climate change.
Hyundai Motor closes engine development division (https://www.kedglobal.com/newsView/ked202112230013) Hyundai Motor Group, South Koreaâs top automaker, will stop developing new internal combustion engines in order to accelerate its transformation into an electric vehicle manufacturer.
Climate change: Small army of volunteers keeping deniers off Wikipedia (https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-59452614) A group of editors is working tirelessly to keep bad climate info off the user-generated encyclopedia.
Why startup founders need to stay ahead of the curve with ESG (https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/01/esg-is-coming-to-venture-capital-here-s-how-early-stage-startup-founders-can-stay-ahead-of-the-curve/?utm_source=sfmc&utm_) Environmental, social and governance considerations are slowly coming to VC firms. This is how startup founders can stay ahead of the curve with ESG in VC.
Revolt in Kazakhstan: Whatâs Happening, and Why It Matters (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/world/asia/kazakhstan-protests.html) As protests in the oil-rich Central Asian country gain momentum, the events threaten to reverberate across the region.
Digital Design Sustainability Principles - Survey (https://easy-feedback.de/template/1415671/4wFp1f) CAT member, Gerry McGovern, author of World Wide Waste, is running a Top Tasks survey to define design principles for sustainable digital design and is seeking responses.
â¨ð±â¨ Branch 3 is live! â¨ð±â¨ Branch is our own publication, about climate and tech, by CATs and for CATs. 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.
Remember only jobs listing salary ranges are listed here - to get your job listed, you need to list a salary range.
Environmental Policy Innovation Center, Manager 95k - $125k (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641202860280000) (also associate (55-80k) and partnerships lead (70-85k) (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641202860280000) Help us create, advocate, collaborate, and advance projects related to digital infrastructure and technology in environmental agencies. We are looking for someone with experience with state and federal policy, engagement with government environmental agencies, environmental data applications, and environmental thought leadership.
The Environmental Technology Policy Manager will be responsible for designing and carrying out key strategies related to how governmental environmental agencies can be better users of digital infrastructure for the environment. They will be focused on how to build institutional competencies and address procurement or regulatory challenges for environmental data and technology applications through creative legislation and advocacy. ð¬Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641202860280000) to this conversation on Slack
Citizens Climate Education - Strategic Partnership Manager - 70k (https://citizensclimatelobby.org/) The Strategic Partnerships Manager helps Citizensâ Climate build productive and positive relationships with other organizations working on climate change and climate justice, and facilitate collaboration with other organizations as we build political will for climate solutions. This position will work closely with our Government Affairs team and will support volunteers in fostering positive relationships with local organizations and affiliates of national organizations. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641231705280800) to this conversation on Slack
Citizens Climate Education - (https://citizensclimatelobby.org/) Executive Assistant - 70k (https://www.breezometer.com/careers/FF.72A/b2c-conversion-marketing-director?coref=1.10.u4C_11E&t=1641388753730) This is an Executive Assistant position, solely supporting the office of the Executive Director (ED) as she assumes leadership of this impactful organization to strategically reposition CCL for continued success in climate change advocacy over the next decade. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641413516293400) to this conversation on Slack
Managing director, people and culture - 151-182 (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641506352005500) k (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641506352005500) At Unreasonable (https://unreasonablegroup.com/) , we build community between entrepreneurs, institutions, and investors to profitably solve pressing global problems. We believe entrepreneurial-led businesses building rapidly scalable solutions are one of the greatest untapped resources for solving the significant social and environmental challenges of our time ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641506352005500) to this conversation on Slack
Icebreaker One - interaction designer - 450 - 550 GBP per day (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641832936022300) (contract, short term) We have secured funding for the pilot phase of our Open Energy project. During this phase we have six months (September 2021 to February 2022) to work towards a fit-for-purpose, market-ready, operational service, with a sustainable business model that directly meets the needs of its users. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641832936022300) to this conversation on Slack
Global Green Recovery Collaborative - Web Developer 30 USD / hour (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641852453024500) (contract, short term) We are looking for an experienced and committed website developer with a strong passion for our planet who would be able to develop our website within our special rates. The platform designs have already been created by our UX/UI designers in Figma, and our developer will work on the project in two stages: 1) Building and launching the first iteration of the platform, and 2) Working on improvements to and maintenance of the site after the initial launch. ð¬ (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1620721014246700) https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1621311841007400Reply (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CD5NYP079/p1641852453024500) to this conversation on Slack 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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