New to climate tech? Our favorite climate tech resources and communities

by Steven Zhang · updated May 5, 2023

New to climate tech? Here are some resources to help you get started.


If you're looking to learn about climate tech in a collaborative environment, we recommend the 12-week Climate Change Learning for Action boot camp course.

Many ClimateTechList users and climate tech founders have taken the course and met future employers and fellow founders through the course. ClimateTechList users get a 15% discount on the course. Details here. climate bootcamp

Virtual communities

These slack communities are great places to ask questions and meet other people interested in climate tech:

  • 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.
  • Jonas Tobiassen of the Climate Finance Podcast has another list of Slack communities here.
  • For university students and recent grads, College to Climate is empowering the next generation of climate professionals through its flagship Launchpad program, monthly meetups, and online Slack community. To learn more visit:
  • OpenDoorClimate is a directory of thousands of climate professionals making themselves available to chat with climate career seekers.

In-person events

For in-person events, check out:

For other cities, check out the geographic-specific Slack channels for MCJ and WoCl's Slack workspaces.

Email us us if you'd like to add your city's climate tech newsletter or meetup to this list.

Articles, books, & podcasts

Finally, here are our favorite resources for learning about the space: