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Hey CATs, ð±We had a bunch of new joiners to CAT recently (news resolutions?) - here’s 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. If you’re outside North America or Western Europe, we’re especially interested in hearing you, as we have those regions pretty well covered. 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) 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
: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 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. Zero Waste Web Design - Feb 22nd (https://www.meetup.com/GreenTech-South-West/events/283259271/) Vineeta Greenwood, co-founder of Wholegrain Digital will share how we can use zero waste principles in web design. Why is zero waste a way to go and what makes zero waste possible? 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) .
REWIND: Should Nature Have Rights? (https://www.climateone.org/audio/rewind-should-nature-have-rights) âThe concept really posits that the way that we envision a person having particular rights and standing to sue in case somebody harms you, that that can be extended beyond human persons to aspects of what we would describe as the natural world and ecosystem: a river, a mountaintop, a national park, whatever the case may be,â says Rebecca Tsosie, a Regents professor of law at the University of Arizona. Episode 192: Caroline Spears, Founder & Executive Director of Climate Cabinet (https://www.myclimatejourney.co/episodes/caroline-spears) Today’s guest is Caroline Spears, Founder & Executive Director of Climate Cabinet. Climate Cabinet makes local climate change data and policy solutions actionable for policymakers on the frontlines of the climate crisis. The organization ensures critical local climate opportunities are on the map and that key players are equipped to immediately advance bold climate action.
ð° News Highlights âDonât Look Upâ Becomes Netflixâs Second Biggest Film Of All Time (https://deadline.com/2022/01/dont-look-up-netflixs-second-biggest-film-all-time-1234908110/) EXCLUSIVE: Donât Look Up continues to climb the Netflix charts, this week officially becoming the streamerâs second most successful movie of all time. Reframing the #LetsGreenTheWeb campaign in a climate justice context (https://www.thegreenwebfoundation.org/news/reframing-the-letsgreentheweb-campaign-in-a-climate-justice-context/) I donât have the answers for this yet, but I think I might have the seed of where this can go and how we can support technologists into a meaningful climate justice journey.” Subscriber Carbon Costs Now Included in French Telecom Charges (https://www.accesspartnership.com/access-alert-user-carbon-footprint-now-reflected-on-telecom-operators-invoices-in-france/) Since 1 January 2022, French telecom operators are obliged to indicate the carbon footprint of their subscribers on the invoices they issue EPA tackles coal-to-crypto industry trend (https://www.eenews.net/articles/epa-tackles-coal-to-crypto-industry-trend/) In the the USA, the EPA has previously funded independent research (https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/display.pubFullText/publication_id/84412) into pollution from cryptocurrency production, including a 2019 study that investigated how to quantify the monetary health and environmental damage posed by mining bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. EU should ban energy-intensive mode of crypto mining, regulator says (https://www.ft.com/content/8a29b412-348d-4f73-8af4-1f38e69f28cf) A top EU financial regulator has renewed calls for a bloc-wide âbanâ on the main form of bitcoin mining and sounded the alarm over the rising proportion of renewable energy devoted to crypto mining. Leading UK fracking firm taken over by green energy group (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/14/leading-uk-fracking-firm-taken-over-by-green-energy-group) Third Energy now has âabsolutely no interest in fossil gasâ and is targeting renewable energy ð± A cutting from Branch ð± 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. Privacy-first, Carbon-Aware Web Analytics (https://branch.climateaction.tech/issues/issue-3/cabin-privacy-preserving-carbon-aware-web-analytics-program/) Cabin was the ground up on three core principles of respecting visitorsâ privacy, respecting the environment and having a beautiful product. Here’s how we built it. 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. Folks can still look in the #jobs channel. Planet Super League - (https://app.otta.com/jobs/bjNURGJn) Head of Engineering - (https://app.otta.com/jobs/bjNURGJn) $75k-$95k (https://app.otta.com/jobs/bjNURGJn) We are looking for an ambitious engineer to help us transform our platform. We need a leader who is passionate about the planet, football, and scaling Planet Super League. Noughts & Ones - Project Manager - Â£30k-Â£40k (https://noughts-ones.homerun.co/project-manager) Noughts & Ones is a Shopify agency partnering with planet-conscious brands and purpose-driven agencies.We’re looking for an experienced Project Manager to coordinate people and processes and ensure that our projects are successfully delivered on time and within budget. measurable.energy - Senior Full Stack Engineer - Â£40-Â£60k (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2860835503/) m.e are excited to expand our team on a mission to rid the world of wasted energy. We are seeking a talented full-stack development lead to build the foundations and features of our m.e Cloud Hub 2.0. The m.e Hub is the front end of the m.e Platform; a Machine-Learning driven IoT infrastructure to detect and eliminate wasted âsmall powerâ energy in commercial buildings. f you are passionate about climate issues and want to be part of an active solution, this is the position for you! TenkÅ - Platform Architect / Lead Dev - â¬60-80k (https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSDCQK8iOPhXETHIwAdhHx3vcC801V67qm170HTFML3QeAX8PDcK2A_zOq0cpP65e1T22jcb2qRX4R7/pub) TenkÅ is an early-stage startup looking for a Platform Architect: an experienced developer who will help us build our Climate Risk platform for business. As part of our core team of climate enthusiasts and data nerds, you would apply your array of tech skills to some of the most relevant challenges of our time, at the heart of a uniquely ambitious project. The Green Web Foundation - Advisor - 1000 EUR annual stipend (https://www.thegreenwebfoundation.org/become-an-advisor-to-the-green-web-foundation/) The Green Web Foundation is looking for advisors to help us build a board for developing the governance of a growing NGO. 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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