Welcome to issue 156 of the climateAction.tech (CAT) Newsletter - your weekly summary of what's happening inside the CAT community, and in the wider world of climate and tech. New to CAT or looking to re-discover the community? Try out our onboarding checklist.
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We’re delighted to announce that Veronica Hotton has joined the ranks and is now a CAT Organiser! If you want to learn more about how we organize, check out this page on Outline.
Save the date for our 3rd Branch Magazine Reading Group! Volunteers Poppe and Gaël invite you Thursday, Feb 16th for fruitful discussions and good vibes. Register here and vote for the article that will be discussed in this post on Slack.
#greener-infra: A few weeks ago Graham noticed how some website analytics services use data transferred, and others use total data size. Does anyone know of any research on energy usage for decompressing data at the client end? Share your thoughts in the thread.
#greener-webdev: Thibaud looked for good resources on how to decide which emissions of a given site to track against your organisation, or suppliers, or individual users of the site. Lots of good conversation going on in the thread.
#climate-careers: Lauri is planning to shift into a product management role in climate tech and is looking for some guidance. Find more details and offer your advice in the thread.
Check out our Trello board for open roles and if you’ve got any ideas for projects, or feedback on existing projects, please let us know in our #community-feedback channel!
If you're looking at organising event in your part of the world, you can ask for help in #events. There's a CAT event support kit, sample deck and so on to help.
☕ CAT Coffee (eastern): Asks & Offers Thu, Feb 9 • GMT 8am | CET 9am | IST 1:30pm | CT/SGT 4pm | AEST 7pm | NZST 9pm
📚 Branch Magazine Reading GroupThu, Feb 16 • PT 9am | ET 12pm | GMT 5pm | CET 6pm | IST 9:30pm
☕ CAT Coffee (western) Thu, Feb 23 • PT 10am | ET 1pm | GMT 6pm | CET 7pm | IST 10:30pm
🍩 CAT Roulette - 30mins - whenever you find a time Join the #cat-roulette channel, pick your region and get matched with other CATs every other week! It's a nice way to get to know other CATs, and you can start and stop at any time.
CAT videos, geddit? 10-15 minute videos providing accessible explainers to topics related to climate.
The Troll Army of Big Oil | Climate Town
Rollie Williams of Climate Town dives into the murky world of fossil fuel astroturfing.
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The UK’s first conference on Open tech. We have over 100 confirmed speaker, including Jimmy Wales the cofounder of Wikipedia and Thomas Dohmke the CEO of GitHub. All tracks feature content on sustainability, we also have an unconference and a sub conference with sustain oss!
Learn about companies who will propel the transition to a sustainable future of plant-centric food systems.
At the next Green Software Development Karlsruhe meet up, everything revolves around measuring and monitoring the energy consumption of applications. Arne Tarara gives us insights into projects and tools to measure the energy consumption of software.
The Digital Collage is a 3h playful and collaborative online workshop. The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness and train participants on the environmental issues of digital technologies. The workshop also aims to outline solutions for more sustainability in Tech.
This month we're joined by two people with different solutions for harnessing the sun's rays: Vincent Alder from Smart Reflectors, and Ross Kent from Qcells Europe. Learn more about solar innovation and bring your own questions to the breakout rooms.
We need more people working on climate and we need them now. OPF Academy is led by climate experts to immediately level-up your climate and sustainability skills and apply them to impactful projects all over the world. Apply to build your climate expertise in 6 weeks!
The latest climate-related podcast episodes. Don't forget, if you're looking around, there's a list of podcasts maintained by CATs
When most of us think about using nature to remove carbon dioxide from the air, we think of trees. Yet blue carbon, a new name for storing carbon dioxide in coastal and marine ecosystems where it can no longer trap heat in our atmosphere, may have even greater potential.
Elin Hauge and Heloise Nonne never met before but still they have a lot in common. Same huge experience in AI and Data management and same despise for buzzwords and lazy short-cutting thinking. A candid discussion where you can expect metaverse buzz being slashed and rule of three providing more answers than deep learning.
Today's guest is Jonathan Strauss, co-founder and CEO of Climate Draft, whose mission is to expose more people to the inspiring, impactful, and lucrative opportunities at venture-backed startups focused on decarbonizing the global economy.
Catalyst with Shayle Khan: Mailbag episode! Biotech, layoffs, battery recycling and more
In this “ask me anything” episode, Shayle Kann answers the questions you sent in.
Genes of Turquet’s octopus hold memories of melting of previous Antarctic ice sheet, raising fears of what another thawing could bring
More than 11,000 Nigerians from the oil-producing Niger Delta have filed a compensation claim against Shell at the London High Court, the latest step in a case that will test whether multinationals can be held to account for the actions of overseas subsidiaries.
Wind and solar supplied more of the EU’s electricity than any other power source for the first time ever in 2022, accoriding to new analysis from NOG Ember Climate.
A media outlet founded by conservative influencer Ben Shapiro paid Google to advertise on search pages questioning whether the climate crisis is real, according to new research from a disinformation watchdog group, even after announcing a new policy in October 2021 prohibiting ads that promote climate crisis denial.
Granted formal rights to their ancestral lands in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, Indigenous people have stemmed forest loss and improved tree cover, a new study finds.
Our 3 month programme helps founders learn how to run an effective and impactful climate not-for-profit. Our unique four pillar curriculum focuses on the business fundamentals start-ups need to scale. You will access tuition from best-in-class mentors and advisors, work alongside Subak’s in-house subject matter experts, and become part of a global network of data-led climate innovators.
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.
Climate Team is looking for a Co-Founder / Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Please see the LinkedIn link for a full description. Climate Team is a revolutionary platform for the climate solutions community that will make it easier to get started and grow as a climate founder, freelancer, investor, or even an enthusiast looking for his or her place in the ecosystem. Comprising marketplace, capital raising, community and productivity components, it will improve the efficiency of the investment market for climate tech by leveraging network effects and artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML).
The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for promoting, and expanding engagement with, Climate Interactive’s tools and events. This position would be a good fit for someone highly motivated to use their diverse communications and marketing capabilities to make a difference worldwide on climate change.
As data scientists at BlueConduit, we use machine learning models, working with geospatial data from a variety of data sources, to predict health hazards in infrastructure. Our founding team members were first to build models to predict whether water pipes were made of lead in Flint. And we’ve expanded that to serve cities throughout North America, on both a for-profit and charitable basis. We are passionate about using data science for social good and improving equity.
Furbnow is scaling up home retrofits in the UK. We're making houses lower carbon, cheaper to heat, and more comfortable!
Hiring for: Head of Growth - https://smrtr.io/cP_sR
Full stack software engineer (python / ts) - https://smrtr.io/cMwnW
Foresight Management exists to champion energy management, accelerate sustainability, and increase profitability for our customers. The Senior Project Engineer will manage teams, provide technical expertise, and generally support the Building Performance team on all aspects of our engineering support services. As our contracts are varied in scope, the candidate will need to coordinate and organize success across multiple disciplines and scopes including but not limited to commissioning, energy modeling, daylight analysis, energy audits, retro-commissioning, healthy building audits, compressed air leak studies, air testing, infrared scanning, peak demand studies, steam trap studies, and utility rebate coordination.
Circularise is a supply chain traceability start-up founded in The Netherlands in 2016. We believe that end-to-end traceability holds the key to overcoming major challenges that society faces in areas such as Circular Economy, Environmental Pollution and Carbon Emissions. Therefore, it’s our mission to bring traceability to global supply chains and to accelerate world’s transition to a Circular Economy.
We're looking for a backend engineer to own and implement new data and dashboard products, and to continue scaling and improving our backend data infrastructure. You’ll have input and responsibility over our entire codebase. You’ll be working on a wide range of tasks including: scaling our data processing pipeline, refining ML models, integrating with hardware to optimize device usage, and architecting new products and infrastructure from the ground up.
📋 For adding knowledge to Outline: Just @Sandra this time! If you see something that looks like it’s worth capturing in the long run — please capture it on Outline.
💰 For supporting us financially on Open Collective: @Mike Gifford (CivicActions) @Michelle Barker @fershad @Todd Zmijewski @Michael Napper @Luke Watts (CET) @Nicola Bonotto @Chris Pointon @James Crowley @Kasia @Jeff Burka @asim @HeatherB @Nic Wistreich @Aaron Rackley
❤️ For volunteering within the community: @Sigi @Siddharth @Siôn @Ismael Velasco @Matt Sirkis @Gaël Duez @Poppe Guthrie @Brett Duboff @Cary Kloster @Elisa @Evan Hahn @Alja IsakovićFor volunteering on our cross-community #climate-justice programs: @Marwa Eltaib @Lisa Bjerke @Crystal Soo @veronica @Richard Kim @Yang Hong (she/her)
SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT volunteering anniversaries: @Hannah - 3 years! And @roundcrisis - 2 years!