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Hey CATs, Wow, bumper job-splosion this week. ð± New here? 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 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? People, Planet, Pint: Sustainability Professionals Meetup - London (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/people-planet-pint-sustainability-professionals-meetup-london-tickets-256331232617) Come and meet other business owners and professionals working in the Net Zero, BCorp and Environmental space! No agenda, workshops or webinars. Just chat over some nibbles and beers. 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) .
Sustainababble #237: FOOD WASTE (http://www.sustainababble.fish/?p=1446) It is bonkers that so much effort, land, water & energy is used to make so much food that never goes in anyoneâs gob. Bonkers and, as babble listener Alysia points out, VERY planety-imperilly. STATE OF THE UNIONS: NAVIGATING JOB CREATION AND DESTRUCTION (https://www.climateone.org/audio/state-unions-navigating-job-creation-and-destruction) Transitioning to renewable energy is an essential, and massive, part of addressing the climate emergency. But that transition will bring major disruption to the fossil fuel industry. A large coal or nuclear power plant can employ hundreds of people, while solar or wind farms, once operational, typically employ a couple dozen or fewer. Green jobs have also typically been nonunion, paying less than fossil fuel jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for a solar installer is about $45,000 a year, while a skilled worker at a coal plant may make $82,000 a year. T (https://www.canarymedia.com/podcasts/catalyst-with-shayle-kann/catalyst-podcast-why-the-chemicals-industry-is-one-of-the-toughest-to-decarbonize) he Catalyst podcast - (https://www.climatefinance.xyz/) Catalyst podcast: The many pathways to decarbonizing chemicals Chemicals might be the most daunting industrial sector to decarbonize, but a wide range of approaches could transform the sector. To talk through them, Shayle turned to industrial emissions guru Rebecca Dell (https://www.climateworks.org/people/rebecca-dell/) , the program director for industry at ClimateWorks Foundation. Climate Finance Podcast (https://www.climatefinance.xyz/episodes/alexandra-wright-gladstein) - Why Fossil Fuel Free Funds instead of ESG Funds? (https://www.climatefinance.xyz/episodes/alexandra-wright-gladstein)
Alexandra Wright-Gladstein (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexwrightgladstein) is the Founder and CEO of Sphere (https://www.oursphere.org) . Sphere is a public benefit corporation that is amplifying a social movement to get 401(k) retirement savings money out of fossil fuel companies. Alex endured an arduous three year process to be able to offer her employees, at Ayar Labs, with fossil fuel free 401(k), before building a product to offer this to others.
ð° News Highlights You’ve heard of Wordle? Here’s a Greener Wordle (https://agreenerworldle.org/) This is inspired by WORDLE (https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/) (the guessing game created by Josh Wardle (https://twitter.com/powerlanguish) ). It was produced by the International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED), which works with partners to build a fairer, more sustainable world (https://www.iied.org/greener-worldle) . The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring | Sustainability (https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/the-net-zero-transition-what-it-would-cost-what-it-could-bring) This McKinsey report offers a detailed look at the economic and societal impact of the transition to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Cost to Reach Net Zero By 2050 Is Actually a Bargain (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-28/the-cost-to-reach-net-zero-by-2050-is-actually-a-bargain) A multi-trillion-dollar global investment seems massive. But the closer you look, the smaller the numbers become. $40B 2021 climate venture recap (https://climatetechvc.substack.com/p/40b-2021-climate-venture-recap) Climate tech startups raised $39.2b across 605 venture deals in 2021. Compared to the same period in 2020, investment in 2Hâ21 doubled dollars deployed as a whopping $23b+ poured into climate tech cos during the last 6 months of the year. Here’s a breakdown of where it went. Welsh mine full of ‘hard coal’ can dig up extra 40 million tonnes (https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/aberpergwm-colliery-given-go-ahead-22900709?s=09) The UK Government has overruled a Welsh Government decision to extend operation of a mine for the next 20 years. https://cathleenberger.medium.com/the-uks-fight-against-greenwashing-and-why-the-oatly-case-presents-a-conundrum-2d4b0a12b880?source=rss-6d845bf7cf81------2 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. How a Tech Worker Fought Back from Being Fired as a Union Organiser (https://branch.climateaction.tech/issues/issue-3/clarissa-redwine/)
Clarissa Redwine joined Kickstarter as a Senior Design and Tech Outreach Lead in 2016. Three years laters, after her best quarter, she was fired for being one of the first union organisers of a tech company in US history. This story is republished from The Tech Worker Handbook (https://techworkerhandbook.org/stories/clarissa-redwine/) , a handbook dedicated to supporting tech workers who wish to whistleblow on their employers.
ð¬ CAT videos ð¬ CAT videos, geddit? 10-15 minute videos providing accessible explainers to topics related to climate. FedEx Apologizes For Climate Change in Bizarre Willie Nelson Commercial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRB6rSDW5i4) Entertaining video 15m video from Climate Town showing how to see tell when companies bend the truth reporting on Net Zero sustainability goals. 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.
Indeed - Sustainability Data and Analytics Lead (https://search.indeed.jobs/main/jobs/35815?lang=en-us) - 85,000 - 118,000 USD (https://search.indeed.jobs/main/jobs/35815?lang=en-us) Indeed Career Opportunities is hiring a Sustainability Data and Analytics Lead in Remote - US, Remote - US. Review all of the job details and apply today! Senior Full Stack Developer at Open Food Network - 78k USD (https://jobs.gorails.com/jobs/senior-full-stack-developer-6c75b43fe8) We are looking for senior developers with a passion for API development and beautiful code. We are investing in platform work and tech debt to create a beautiful environment to welcome more junior developers into. This means that our upcoming work will be very much driven by developers, so you’ll have the chance to steer the direction of work. Intel - Sr. Director of Software and Ecosystem Sustainability (https://intel.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/US-Oregon-Hillsboro/Sr-Director-of-Software-and-Ecosystem-Sustainability_JR0203766-1) - 300k - 500k (!) (https://intel.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/US-Oregon-Hillsboro/Sr-Director-of-Software-and-Ecosystem-Sustainability_JR0203766-1) This is a rare opportunity to work in an externally-focused role to set standards and scale green software engineering in the tech industry. It’s especially suited to a leader in open source. (Salary is based on levels.fyi grading (https://www.levels.fyi/company/Intel/salaries/Software-Engineer/Grade-11/) - could be off) EHAB - Senior Front-End Developer at EHAB (https://cord.co/u/ehab/jobs/11482-senior-full-stack-developer%2Ftech-lead) https://cord.co/u/ehab/jobs/11486-senior-front-end-developer70k - Â£95k EHAB is a fast moving startup, founded in the UK but now working 100% remotely. We combine distributed ledger technology, parametric insurance and advanced weather modelling to help the construction industry tackle rising weather and climate risk. We’re on a mission to re-write the way risk is dealt with in the construction industry and help build climate resiliency. EHAB Senior Full Stack Developer/Tech Lead (https://cord.co/u/ehab/jobs/11482-senior-full-stack-developer%2Ftech-lead) - 70k - 100k (https://cord.co/u/ehab/jobs/11482-senior-full-stack-developer%2Ftech-lead) EHAB is a fast moving startup, founded in the UK but now working 100% remotely. We combine distributed ledger technology, parametric insurance and advanced weather modelling to help the construction industry tackle rising weather and climate risk. We’re on a mission to re-write the way risk is dealt with in the construction industry and help build climate resiliency. IT Senior Business Analyst (Senior Sustainability Data Analyst) (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofboulder/jobs/3378990/it-senior-business-analyst-senior-sustainability-data-analyst) $85k -100k (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofboulder/jobs/3378990/it-senior-business-analyst-senior-sustainability-data-analyst) The City of Boulder requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play. With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-six thousand acres of protected land provide open space for passive recreation, natural environments, and a green belt around the city. XDI Cross Dependency Initiative - Lead Developer - Flexible Location - (https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/xdicdi/lead-developer-flexible-location) 105k - $125k AUD (https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/xdicdi/lead-developer-flexible-location) XDI/Climate Risk is a specialist risk analysis company that helps organisations understand how climate change will affect their physical assets. We translate climate impact modelling into decision-ready metrics for government agencies, infrastructure managers, service providers, the real estate industry, and some of the worldâs largest financial institutions. We regularly collaborate on non-profit projects with NGOs and academics. Terra.do (https://www.terra.do/) - Multiple Roles - (https://www.terra.do/about-and-team/) Depending on role - overall range from $70K - $120K US + seed stage option grants (https://www.terra.do/about-and-team/) We’re adding to the madness by bringing on a host more folks into full-time roles. There’s something for (almost) everyone below - just like our core belief that there’s something for everyone to do in climate. Here are the roles, all remote (with a mention of the timezones the person would want to be comfortable working with): * Business Development Manager - Climate Employers (US Pacific timezone): Bring hundreds of climate employers and thousands of climate jobs into our ecosystem * Data Engineer/BI & Analytics (US and India timezones): Build the entire data function for Terra.do from code to insights * Finance Manager (US timezones): Solve corporate finance and employee ops in our crazy remote world * Marketing Manager (US timezones): Evangelize our mission – to get 100m people to work on climate – to the farthest corners of the internet * Senior Visual Designer (US timezones): Bring our brand message and core values to life in everything we produce 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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