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Hey CATs,

It’s Earth Day this week AND we’ve passed the 4.000 member mark! 🌏🎉

To celebrate we’ll be posting some of your actions on Twitter & LinkedIn! 🎉If you have any actions & wins you want to share with the world (or just within the community), please either:

  • Add them to the spreadsheet for us to post
  • Post them yourself using the hashtag #CATEarthWeek (don’t forget to tag us (@climateActTech on Twitter • @ClimateAction.tech on LinkedIn).
    Here's a Twitter template you can use:
    It's #CATEarthWeek! I've [insert action] 💪💚 How are you taking action this year? @ClimateActTech #EarthDay #EarthDay2021

🔦 Slack Channel spotlight: #action
Over the next few weeks we’ll be using our action channel for prompts to start conversations & to share actions we can take as a group. Join us there!

Podcast news: @Hannah and @Sandra joined Tom Raftery on his podcast Climate 21 to talk about #LetsGreenTheWeb! Check out the episode here and share it far and wide! (Could this be one of your Earth Day actions? 👀)

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Stay safe & healthy 😌 💚 🐱



💬 CAT Events


CAT Welcome Call • 45min
In our regular welcome call (for new CATs and CATs who've been in the community for a while) you'll learn about the community, projects we're running, how you can get involved and you'll meet some fellow CATs in a small community discussion.
🌎 For western friendly times sign up here
🌏 For eastern friendly times sign up here

CAT Volunteering chat • 15min
If you want to know about CAT volunteering, join us right after the welcome call with the same Zoom link.

CAT Salon • 1h
Our "CAT Salons" are regular, thematic community discussions. We start with an 8-10 minute presentation from a lead discussant to level-set our conversation. This is then followed by 45 minutes of facilitated community interaction on the topic. We run our Salons in western-friendly and eastern-friendly timezones.
Join our Meetup group to get notified for the next CAT Salon
Catch up on our past Salon on YouTube 

💬 CAT Supported Events

How the adoption of reused and remanufactured tech can turn the tide on e-waste
📅 Tues 20th April, 12.30pm to 1.30pm (BST)
Green Tech South West welcomes Anthony Levy and Louise Whitaker from Cistor, to talk us through what using remanufactured and refurbished ICT actually means. Anthony and Louise will discuss their experience of deploying reused and remanufactured technology in critical situations such as hospitals, aircraft carriers, stock exchanges and banks. Drawing on real examples from their own industry, and parallel industries such as the automotive sector, they’ll share concrete lessons on how we can break down the barriers to reusing existing hardware (or hardware technology).
Sign up here
 


🎤 Podcasts
The latest climate-related podcast episodes.

🎧 Rebuilding trust in a polarized world—Dr. Kevin Vallier, philosopher at Bowling Green State University
The Reversing Climate Change Podcast with NORI

🎧 Jojo Mehta on Ecocide and Ending Impunity
Outrage! + Optimism

🎧 REWIND: Billionaire Wilderness
Climate One



📰 News Highlights

Atmospheric CO2 and methane levels soar to record highs despite pandemic
Scientists have recorded a surprising rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane levels over 2020, complicating predictions of a Covid reprieve.

Banking giants pour $3.8 trillion into fossil fuels since Paris agreement
Since 2016, the world's 60 largest banks have poured more than $3.8 trillion into the fossil fuel industry, a new report released today has shown.

8 mistakes successful leaders avoid when implementing a sustainability strategy
Setting up a company for the green economy is definitely a process of change: stakeholder interests need to be re-evaluated, processes must be redefined, habits need to be changed, and above all, risks are to be taken. Hence, the possibilities for making mistakes are endless.

M&S and Sainsbury's roll out in-store refill stations
The supermarket giants hope these planet-friendly changes will cut back on waste.

Google Earth Now Shows Decades of Climate Change in Seconds
The new tool, Timelapse, adds 24 million satellite images taken over 37 years. 

Overselling Sustainability Reporting
We’re confusing output with impact.

What Oil, Satellite Technology and Iraq can Tell us About Pollution - bellingcat
Measuring the extent of pollution in Iraq is a challenge. But open source techniques can help put the issue into context as well as show how communities are being impacted.

Banksy Vandalized This Painting To Highlight Climate Change
Now that’s a power move! Expected to bring in between £3 million and £5 million, Banksy’s new parody painting, Subject to Availability, offers a climate-conscious take on the image. The artwork features a different version of an 1890 oil painting by Albert Bierstadt, depicting Mount Rainier National Park. The artist added an asterisk with the note: “Subject to availability for a limited period only:”

Gatsby Cloud Hosting Faster and Environmentally Friendly
Gatsby is a React-based open source framework with performance, scalability and security built-in. Collaborate, build and deploy 1000x faster with Gatsby Cloud.

Clothes dryer vs the car: carbon footprint misconceptions
Landmark survey of 21,000 people in almost 30 countries shows perception gap on climate impact of personal actions

💼 Jobs & Opportunities

We're considering having a single paid sponsor slot each week for this newsletter, for organisations that are hiring. If you're interested in learning more, shoot an email to hello@climateAction.tech

Front End Engineer
We are looking for a Front End Engineer who is passionate about using their knowledge, creativity, and technical skills to make products that encourage positive social change. The job is for a full-time contract and we are offering between 30 - 40K Euros (Mid Level). We have operations in Spain, Po
💬Reply to this conversation on Slack.

Data Visualization Developer
We're looking for a developer to collaborate with our designer in order to build an interactive graph based on a simple dataset.
💬Reply to this conversation on Slack.

Chief Technology Officer
Kite is taking a new and inclusive approach to building companies that target hard-to-decarbonize sectors, and is looking for a leader to help drive and execute on this vision. Please apply if interested, or reach out to me with any questions. Thank you.
Salary: Competitive, with equity upside. Dependent on experience.
💬Reply to this conversation on Slack

Senior Technical Support Specialist
Reinventing the fresh food supply chain through human-centered AI. The end result: fresher food, happier customers, healthier business.
💬Reply to this conversation on Slack
 

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