New to climate tech? Here are some resources to help you get started.
Here are our favorite resources for learning about the space:
- Read Speed and Scale from John Doerr
- if we had one go-to book to read on climate change mitigation, this would be it. John is a very well-known VC in Silicon Valley and popularized OKRs as a concept
- Listen to episodes in the My Climate Journey (MCJ) podcast - MCJ is our go-to climate tech podcast. They've interviewed almost all the top climate tech companies that have started in the last few years and have a good mix of policy and other non-tech experts in climate
- Climate Tech Careers
- an aggregator of various programs, job boards, and communities to help you start a career in climate
- The Clean Energy Transition, A Guide
- a trending hit in the climate tech community piece on positive second and third-order effects of a clean energy future
- Climate change (extreme risks) - 80,000 Hours- an in-depth analytical guide on the problem and solutions
- How to Save a Planet | Gimlet podcast if you want a non-tech perspective
We recommend joining one of these communities as you go on your climate career path:
- Work on Climate, aka WoCl. Free, membership form for Slack group required, a few thousand active participants. Work on Climate also has an excellent wiki and free expert office hours. Here's a fast company article about the community
- MCJ Collective, aka MyClimateJourney. Membership form and a small fee for Slack group required, a few thousand active participants.
- Anecdotally, we have found MCJ to be a smaller but more experienced community, especially for founders (perhaps due to the fee required). Although, WoCl has more people. Best to join both :-)
- Jack Fritzinger has compiled an excellent list of all other Climate Tech communities here.
For in-person events, check out:
- New York Climate Tech Newsletter
- weekly grassroots/crowdsourced newsletter compilation of climate tech events in Greater NYC
- SF Bay Climate Tech Newsletter same as above, but for the San Francisco Bay area. Both are run by Alec Turnbull and Sonam Velani
- Boston Climate Tech Newsletter
- Same but for the Greater Boston Area. Run by yours truly :-)
- In addition, check out the geographic-specific Slack channels for MCJ and WoCl's Slack workspaces.