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Work on Climate (Feb 2022): New event recordings, in-depth guides, local meetups
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Wed Feb 2 @7pm CET - Gaming Social - #europe. RSVP here.
Join the #europe channel to play the Solutions board game online - a game of hope and action for the climate. The game was developed by our own @Sam Levac-Levey.
Tues Feb 8 @12pm PT - Climate Investors Series: Simran Suri (Equal Ventures). RSVP here.
Join Simran Suri from Equal Ventures to learn about job opportunities in climate tech. Clean Energy Venture's portfolio of climate-focused companies are looking for talent.
Wed Feb 9 @8am PT - Workshop: Coaching and mentoring climate startups as a non-climate PM. RSVP here.
Daniel Elizalde will be running an interactive workshop focusing on coaching and consulting climate PMs and startups, volunteering opportunities, and championing internal corporate climate initiatives, followed by a community circle session.
Wed Feb 9 @5pm PT - Regenerative Agriculture Mixer. RSVP here.
Join us so that you can get to know the people working on the transition of the food/ag system from many different angles, as well as those that are looking to get into the field. Suggested discussion topics: soil carbon, ecosystem restoration, farmer profitability, whether you caught that pun 🙂
Carbon13 is selecting and supporting 1000 entrepreneurs over 5 years to build scalable ventures with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by over 400 million tons per annum. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Coleridge (Carbon13 Founder), followed by a panel session with Founders from previous cohorts. Applications for the April 2022 Cohort are open.
Tues Feb 22 @11am PT - Startup Office Hours. RSVP here.
Are you working on an exciting new early stage venture startup? Whether you're a pro looking for a second perspective, or still figuring things out, we can help!
Tues Feb 22 @11am PT - WoCl Success Stories. RSVP here.
Join us for a panel event where active members of the WoCl community share their success stories in breaking into (or being involved in) climate work. They will share their journeys, struggles, words of advice, and perspectives with the rest of the community.
In-person meetup channels
Channels where people coordinate in-person meetups start with #meet-, for example, #meet-nyc or #meet-berlin. See if there’s one for your area and join the channel!
Want to start a practice of WoCl meetups in your area? Reach out to @Tilmann to help you create a channel.
📆 Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for notifications about new events. Or auto-add upcoming events to your Google calendar. Want to host an event with us? Propose your event to our team - reach out to @Utkarsh Vaidya or @Sam Levac-Levey.
Past event recordings
Climate PM Recruiter Panel (video)
WoCl has a variety of subcommunities that help people in different roles, sectors of climate, or locations find climate work.
Subcommunities focused on a sector of climate are called Learning Groups , and we have a number of them, such as the 🌊 Ocean Sequestration Learning Group, 👩🌾 Regenerative Agriculture Learning Group, 🌏 Climate Justice Learning Group, and others.
Do you run a subcommunity in WoCl, or want to start one? The WoCl Subcommunity Ecosystem is here to support you - please fill in this form and we’ll reach out!
Get advice on entering the climate space from friendly climate experts at our Office Hours - simply book time on their Calendly. Our experts have helped 470+ people over the past year and are fantastic at helping with both introductory and sophisticated climate topics.
Wondering what happens during expert office hours? Here are some of the posts that attendees made on #share-your-path:
Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet with Patrick Sheehan. I'm currently job searching in the climate tech/data science space and Patrick shared a ton of wisdom ... he spoke to us about the challenges and opportunities within energy storage, which I'm excited to dig into further on my own time. Thank you Patrick for being a great help!
I'm currently working as a manager at a restaurant startup but felt called to help combat climate change ... Troy Hodges showed me his path to data science and was honest on how I could approach this career path. I learned that I should take time to understand what I would like to do in climate change and be excited to message others in the fields that interest me.
We have 300,000 job openings today and we expect that to rise to a million and more. (Germany’s climate protection minister on jobs in the energy transition, source: The Guardian)
In addition to WoCl’s job channels (#jobs, #jobs-alerts, #gigs), find some lists-of-lists of companies and job boards on this #learn-the-space thread by @Eric Li!
Climate work is for everyone. The #jobs channel has seen 140+ new jobs this month, in a wide array of roles, such as different kinds of engineering, bizdev, recruiting, research, marketing, sales, and many others.
The jobs also span many sectors of climate: from energy and transportation, to alternative materials, carbon accounting, and nature-based solutions. Most of them allow remote work!
🏆 Share your success: We keep hearing stories of people who found a climate job through WoCl - hop on #i-got-a-job to share your story and inspire others, or ask others how they did it!
Looking to start a company or join someone as a co-founder? Some in-depth resources published this month may help you find the right area to work on!
🌍 The WWF has published an extensive report on geospatial applications for ESG - read this if you’re an aspiring software or ML founder.
💰 @Si Chen is shining some light on the new space at the intersection of climate and crypto technologies - read this if you’re considering a venture in this space.
Not sure what to work on? Hop on #founders - lots of people are looking for co-founders!
🚸 Featured Community Project
Our friends at Diamond List are back in action! If you missed the fun last year, Diamond List is an annual roundup of “hidden gem” climate startups built on nominations from top-tier climate investors. The all-volunteer team behind Diamond List are WoCl members, including its founder Cass, board chair Jeremy, Office Hours Expert Olya, and active member Zeina. They’re still approving nominators for this round - and they’re looking in particular for nominators outside the US. So if you’re a professional investor, especially outside the US, apply here to nominate companies (deadline extended through Feb 6). And look out for the big reveal in March!
💡 Tip: Are you making full use of our slack community? Find out by checking our Slack Directory!
🎯 Looking for additional resources?
Check out 🗺️ WoCl How To to find other WoCl tools helpful to you as a jobseeker, climate employer, or startup founder. For example:
💡 Want to identify climate organizations that may be hiring? Check out job-seeker resources in our Starter Pack.
💡 Did you know you can run an event with WoCl? Just post about the event on #events-submission! @Sam Levac-Levey and @Jeremy B will share best practices and help you use WoCl resources to organize and promote it.
💎 Starter packs
What is a starter pack? A starter pack is a curated, small collection of resources designed to give you a concentrated introduction to various climate topics. Check out the WoCl Starter Packs to learn more! Some highlights include:
💝 Support WoCl
Are you getting value out of WoCl and want to give back? We are looking for help with some of WoCl's most important initiatives! See 🧞 WoCl Open Positions.
Specifically, this month we are working on revamping the WoCl website and are looking for designers to help out with the effort - hit up @Eva Illescas if you’re interested in helping!
👋 We are a non-profit run entirely by volunteers, but we do incur software expenses to support our programming. Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Interested in helping provide funding for a specific program or WoCl staff? Reach out to @Eugene Kirpichov or @Jeremy B on Slack to discuss sponsoring a WoCl program or intern!